International students who study in Poland will have no shortage of things to do, particularly if they are interested in history. Poland is a land of Gothic castles, old markets, and high-rise houses filled with history.
Here is a list of the top 5 things to do in Poland as an international student. You should take the time to experience most of these if you plan on spending any time in Poland:
1. Hiking in the mountains
Winter or summer, the mountains in Poland make for a great holiday destination. They offer water and winter sports for both beginners and experts, and several ski resorts famous for their cross-country trails. Students who are interested in nature can go off-road skiing on the traverses of mountain hills and rough country roads in the forest.
2. Snow sailing in Karpacz
This is a special event that generally occurs on the last weekend of February at the slops of Bialy Jar Mountain. Sailors and mariners compete in Polish skiing and snowboarding. The competition is open to all, but the participants should have a license or certificate in sailing.
3. Enjoy therapeutic mud
Therapeutic mud is a popular activity in Poland in which a person enjoys soaking in various types of peat that has numerous mineral and organic mixtures in it. It includes, but is not limited to, cranberries, blueberries, and heather. Polish use it to detoxify, revitalize, and energize the body.
4. Visit Auschwitz-Birkinau
Auschwitz-Birkenau is a system of concentration and extermination camps operated by the Nazi army during World War II. It is a sobering experience, and something no international student with an interest in history should pass on the chance to experience.
5. Drive around the Polish countryside
Driving around Poland, you will see a number of interesting sights, including hermit works of art, wooden cars, and houses that look like they’ve been pulled out of a book of fairy tales.
For more information on Poland, and to learn more about the country and experience it – please visit our Poland International Student Insurance pages for more information.