Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland
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The University of Wroclaw consists of over 50 historical and modern buildings located in few campuses mostly in the city centre. The University also encompasses the Botanical Garden, Arboretum in Wojsławice, a polar research station in Spitsbergen (Norway) and the several few located in other regions: an astronomical observatory in Białków, a meteorological station in Karkonosze mountains, an ecological station in Karpacz (Sudety mountains) and an Ornitological station in Ruda Milicka.
Wrocław, the fourth biggest city in Poland, is the economic, cultural and intellectual capital of Lower Silesia. It is one of the largest university centres in the country. The city’s intellectual life is focused on 13 academic schools and is home to more than 130,000 students. Wrocław is situated on the Odra River and its many tributaries, just north of the Sudety Mountains, between Berlin, Prague, and Warsaw. Within the city there are 12 islands connected by 117 bridges.
Wroclaw’s historical centre is surrounded by an abundance of parks and leafy suburbs, good restaurants and interesting museums, making the city a pleasant place to live and study in. The city of Wrocław boasts fascinating architecture, a lively metropolitan cultural scene as well as the fast economic development.
The university dorms have 17 and 21 floors respectively with single, double, and some triple rooms (all with balconies). Two rooms share a kitchen and a bathroom. The rooms are well furnished (bed, table, chairs, wardrobe, computer desk, cupboards). Students will get bed linen which can be exchanged on a monthly basis (every 3 weeks). The kitchen however is not so well equipped, with only a fridge. Students are not allowed to leave their old cutlery and dishware for the next student. Therefore, it may be a good idea to bring a knife and fork for the first few days. If students wish, it is possible to share a room with a Polish student.
Single rooms in both dormitories start at around 800 zł. Double rooms being around 400 zł per month per student. It is important that students pay rent in cash and in Polish Zloty in the administration office of the dormitory.
Aside from dorms, the city offers some alternatives: A private house or flat. Students can either rent a room in a house/flat occupied by the owners (most often an old lady), or rent a room in a student's house where the entire flat is co-rented by students.