Zapraszamy do Warszawy, and welcome to Warsaw! With InterNations, you can access our guides, tips, and advice while also finding other expats happy to share their experiences. Relocating to a new country can be daunting, but you'll find all the answers to your questions right here, from "do I need a work permit?" to "where's the best place to learn Polish?" and "where's the best Chinese restaurant?". We have a created a warm and secure community where expats in Warsaw can help each other. Warsaw is a magical city; a mixture of old and new, with the authentic reconstructed Old Town to explore and the enormous Lazienki Park offering year-round beauty. At InterNations, we want to make sure your relocation to this eclectic city is as seamless as possible.
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If you plan to work in Warsaw, you'll be pleased to know that the economy has been growing strongly in recent years. The services sector employs the majority of workers, and as a capital city there are career opportunities in the thriving tourism industry. If you plan to work face to face with the public you'll need a good understanding of Polish, and it would be beneficial to know some German, too, as spoken by the older generations. There are exceptions to those needing work permits, so make sure you look at our guide on working in Poland to find out if you qualify. When dining out, you'll find all your favorite international cuisine, from Sushi to Italian, but maybe you'd like to develop a taste for traditional, hearty Polish fare, too. The filled parcels known as Pierogi are firm favorites, as is the national dish, Bigos; a meat and vegetable stew. Traditional meals are typically made up of meat, vegetables, mushrooms and sausages, particularly good during those chilly Polish winters. To learn about the history of your new home, the Warsaw Uprising Museum tells the story of one of the most significant events to hit the capital during WW2, and there's a rich variety of culture to discover including Chopin's Warsaw Museum, the incredible Science Museum, and of course, Wilanow Palace standing at the end of the Royal Route. All of these sights will become familiar landmarks to you as you create your new life.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Jeddah or Hong Kong, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
While you settle in to Warsaw, don't forget that friends can make the transition easier — luckily, InterNations provides not only an online network, but also InterNations Groups and get-togethers to help members meet offline, too. Our expatriates hail from all over the world, and in Warsaw, you'll find like-minded friends in a range of InterNations Groups dedicated to cinema, theater, dance, swimming, fitness, tennis, singles, art, and nightlife to name just a few. We bid you a warm welcome to our Warsaw Community and hope to make your new life as enjoyable as possible.