Poland Cultural Information

Know before you go!
The following resources will help you prepare mentally for your study abroad experience! The more you learn about your host destination pre-departure, the richer your experience will be!

Poland Official Travel Guide

Culture Gram

Local News

Television and Films




Recommended Readings



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Cultural Activities

Recommended Websites


Common Polish Cuisine

  • Bigos Stew
  • Pierogi
  • Zrazy
  • Sernik
  • Szarlotka
  • Makowiec

Prominent Polish Icons

Frederic Chopin is a world renowned polish composer and piano virtuoso. He composed many of his works in Warsaw before leaving at the age of 20 and moving to Paris.

Pope John Paul II was the leader of the Catholic Church from 1978-2005. He is credited with helping to end Communist rule is his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.  

Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist. She discovered two radioactive ingredients, and was the first women to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

Lukas Podolski is a football player for Arsenal FC.  He is a left-footed attacker known for his strong shot, technique and probing attacks from the left side.


Nicolaus Copernicus was a renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the sun, rather than the Earth, and the center. 


Bronislaw Komorowski- has been the president of Poland since 2010.

Donald Tusk is the current Polish prime minister. He has been PM since 2007, and was appointed by the Polish president. 











Page last modified September 11, 2013