Cultural Orientation at UW – practical workshops for international students 2020


The new academic year is about to begin. Studies are supposed to be one of the most beautiful times in life of every person. As we all know, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic thwarted our plans and not every international student will be able to start his adventure with our University in Poland. We understand that this time may seem strange and difficult, especially for those who will study remotely from their home countries,

That is why Welcome Point UW is organizing Cultural Orientation at UW Practical Workshops. The main goal of this free event is to provide all newcomers with tools that will ease their life in a new place at the very beginning, when help is much needed. However, if you are not a new student but are interested in the topic and the structure of the University of Warsaw still seems complicated to you, feel free to join.


During the workshop we will discuss the following topics:

  • How cultural differences influence daily communication in the academic community.
  • The structure of the University of Warsaw.
  • Communication with academic and administrative staff: dos and don’ts.
  • Studying at the University of Warsaw from a foreigner perspective.
  • Intercultural communication: useful tips and tools.


The workshop will take place online and will last two days, from 10 am. to 1:30 pm.

Please note that there is no possibility of attending only a part or only one day of the workshop.

For whom?
Workshop on 28–29 of September 2020 first-year long term students of the first-cycle (BA), students of 1st, 2nd, 3rd year of uniform master level studies and doctoral candidates click here to register
Workshop on 1–2 of October 2020 long term students of 2nd and 3rd year of the first cycle (BA), long term students of the second cycle (MA), long term students of 4th and 5th year of uniform master level studies click here to register


Participation is completely free of charge. Application deadlline: 17th September, midnight.

In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:


Please remember that the workshops are dedicated only to long-term students and not exchange students. If you are an exchange student, please check the offer of the International Relations Office.


Cultural Orientation Workshop at UW (1– 2 of October) is organized within the Integrated Development Programme at the University of Warsaw and is funded by European Social Fund.