INSTRUCTIONS FOR ERASMUS+ STUDENTS COMING TO GDAŃSK 

 

Dear students, 

Welcome to Gdańsk! We are glad you have decided to choose our city for your Erasmus life-changing experience. Please read carefully the instructions given below on the important aspects of your stay in our city. 

 

 WELCOME WEEK 

  • Foreign exchange office in collaboration with ESN 3city organizes a Welcome Day at the beginning of each semester. In the first week, ESN 3city organises Welcome week, with rich social programme. This is the most important week where you will be able to get the most important information and have many opportunities to integrate with other Erasmus students. You can’t miss it! 

 

ESN 3city 

ESN 3city is a local section of this big network. We have around 80 volunteers who cannot wait to welcome you and to help you discover all the beauty of Poland and its culture! 

You can find us on: 

  • Our office: Armii Krajowej 110, 81-824, Sopot, Poland 

 

BUDDY/MENTOR PROGRAM 

  • In order to assist you in the very beginning when you might find yourself in the biggest difficulties, you have the option of having your Buddy. A Buddy is a local ESN student that helps incoming Erasmus student prior to and during his student exchange. Buddies can help with paperwork, language barriers, accommodation search, getting around or anything else one incoming student might need. This is a great opportunity to make your first local friend and to learn all the tips and tricks that will help you experience Poland to its fullest. To have a friend, wait for an e-mail from our president of ESN 3city, in which you will receive all recruitment tips for this program.  
  • We strongly recommend to apply for a buddy prior to your arrival to Gdańsk. 

 

ACCOMMODATION 

  • The University of Gdańsk offers accommodation for its students in 8 dormitories in the city of Sopot and Gdańsk with a total capacity of 1,324 places. Student houses vary in terms of standard and prices. All rooms in student dormitories are equipped with Internet access, the cost of which is included in the price of the standard place. 

 

TRANSPORT  

  • An important role in public transport in the Tri-City agglomeration is the Fast Urban Railway, whose trains run through Gdańsk, Sopot, Gdynia, to Rumia, Reda, Wejherowo and Lębork with a frequency of 7-8 minutes in the rush hours, so you can quickly get to another place in the Tri-City. Moreover, there are 73 permanent day bus lines, 11 night lines and 11 tram lines. You can find more information in the links provided 
  • Gdańsk has a large seaport, which is the largest Polish port, and also Gdańsk Airport Lech Wałęsa, which is the third largest airport in Poland in terms of passenger traffic 

 

JAKDOJADE.PL 

  • Polish website dedicated to searching for communication connections and planning trips by public transport in larger cities in Poland. The website enables travel planning by various means of communication of various carriers, including sections covered by foot. The website has a version for mobile devices - so you must have it on your phone! In this application, you can easily check the timetable and buy a ticket. 

 

In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Looking forward to hosting you in Gdańsk!