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PAGE 1 Welcoming You PAGE 2 Useful information Emergency numbers PAGE 3 Public transport in Warsaw PAGE 4 How to get to Kozminski PAGE 5 Walking tour Lazienki Krolewskie PAGE 6 Coming soon PAGE 7 Cracow trip PAGE 8-9 Places worth visiting PAGE 10 ESN Gossip

Welcoming YOU We would like to welcome every single one of you at Kozminski University! Erasmus Student Network is a European- wide student organisation that aims to promote and develop international student exchange programs in particular the Erasmus Programme. ESN Kozminski is one of the Polish section of Erasmus Student Network that is concentrated on YOU – Kozminski international students. The slogan “Students helping students” is the motto of our organization. This is the theory… In practice that means we would like to help you feel comfortable in Warsaw and Poland by creating many opportunities for you to get to know this city and country. Our newspaper MESSENGER will be published monthly with freshest news about events, parties, gossips and more. We will write our recommendations where to go and what to see in Warsaw. MESSENGER will be available for free by the ESN office. That’s located in the ATRIUM, building D. We would like you to be a part of MESSENGER so if there is anything you would like to write about or be our guest for an interview please don’t hesitate and contact us in the office or on facebook, or email us

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Let’s begin your unforgettable journey with ESN Kozminski in Warsaw and Poland.

Party in Warsaw

Keep calm, study hard and join…

Information about Kozminski University

ESN Kozminski TEAM

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useful information EMERGENCY NUMBERS 997 – Police Department 998 – Fire Station


999- Ambulance

1) Number One

112 – European Emergency Number

2) AS

22 100 13 33 22 100 53 53

The Warsaw Police Department in the city center ul. Wilcza 21 00-544 Warszawa Kozminski University provides for every student a medical care in private clinic LUX MED. You can use an internist service free and make laboratory tests as well as specialists service with a discount. All you need is your student ID.

3) Atu 22 744 44 44

4) Eko Cab 22 644 22 22

5) Bayer 22 19667

6) Grosik 22 646 46 46

24-hour nationwide reservation 22 33 22 888 Medical centers address: ul. Jana Pawła II 78 00-175, Warsaw (close to the Arkadia shopping center) ul. Szernera 3 03-305, Warsaw (two bus stops from ALK northwards)

More information:

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Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 00-697, Warsaw (Marriott building, by the central railway station)

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The underground goes from south to the north (and back way). It takes around 5 minutes to get from one station to the other. The main station is called: CENTRUM, which is city center. You can use underground every day, since 5 am until midnight . On Fridays and Saturdays underground works until 3am. How to get to METRO CENTRUM? Trams: 4, 7, 8, 9, 15, 22, 24, 25 and 35 Buses: 117, 127, 128, 131, 158, 171, 175, 227, 422, 501, 507, 517, 518, 519, 521, 525 Night buses: N14, N22, N24, N25, N31, N32, N33, N35, N37, N38, N42, N45, N64, N75, N81, N83, N85, N88, N95

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In our beautiful capital you can basically use: trams, buses, trains and underground.

Page 4 of 12 How to get to KOZMINSKI UNIVERSITY? trams: 18 (going from Sluzewiec, throught city center and Plac Bankowy) and 20 (going from Bemowo district, through Wola and Plac Bankowy) How to get to NOWY SWIAT street? station is called: Muzeum Narodowe (National Museum) trams: 7, 8, 9, 22, 24, 25 buses: 111, 117, 158, 507, 517, 521 night buses: N22, N24, N72 How to get to OLD TOWN? station is called: Stare Miasto trams: 18, 20, 23, 26, buses: 160, 190, 226, 512, 527, 718, 738, 805 night buses: N11, N21, N61, N71

All the INFO about PUBLIC TRANSPORT you can find on


SATURDAY, 28th September 2013 - 13:00 – Walking tour – Praga District- Meeting Point: De Gaulle roundabout, near "Empik" * - 19:00 – “Kafefajka” Pub, then Saturday Night Fever SUNDAY, 29th September 2013 - 14:00 – Walking tour - Łazienki Królewskie - Meeting Point: Metro Politechnika, near Starbucks - 19:00 – “Harenda” Pub

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FRIDAY, 27th September 2013 - 10:00 – Official Inauguration at Kozminski University - 13:30 – Speed Dating at Kozminski University - 19:30 – Official Dinner in Vapiano Restaurant, - Meeting Point: Metro Centrum - 23:00 – Friday Night Fever at the one of Warsaw’s clubs, just after dinner

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Walking TourPraga District 28.09.2013 – SATURDAY – free admission Through the centuries, Warsaw's right-bank – the area called Praga – was an independent town, and it became formally attached to Warsaw only in the late 18th century. For years it was a secondary part of the city that survived the devastation of war, with three different religions (Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Judaism) peacefully co-existing. Today it is a fascinating district, overflowing with artistic studios, galleries, alternative theaters and underground clubs. Thanks to this infusion of cool culture, many of the surviving postindustrial buildings have been turned into cultural centres, cinemas, galleries and pubs. But it is also in Praga that we can find many streets which were undamaged during World War II, and so there are some beautiful prewar lamp-posts, sidewalks and apartment blocks.

Łazienki Królewskie ParkPalace Complex 29.09.2013 SUNDAY- free admission The park and palace complex at Łazienki are one of the most beautiful of this type in Europe. Established in the 17th century, the landscape gardens feature many interesting architectural monuments, the most important of which include the Palace on the Island built for King Stanislaw August Poniatowski – Poland’s last monarch. It served as his summer residence and was famous for the Thursday dinners. Meeting Point: Metro Politechnika, near Starbucks Time: 14.00 ( 2 PM)

We are going to have an amazing opportunity to feel the atmosphere of those places during our tour with a nice guide who knows everything about the history and culture of Praga district Don’t wait for it, just join us! More on our ESN KOZMINSKI FACEBOOK PAGE. September 25, 2013

Meeting point: De Gaulle roundabout, near "Empik" Time: 13.00 (1 PM)

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COMING SOON! Warsaw Uprising Museum 6.10.2013 – SUNDAY - free admission We would like to offer you an amazing an unforgettable journey back in time To Warsaw of 1944. The museum is a tribute of Warsaw residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The Museum is dedicated to all facets of the Warsaw Uprising. Exhibits are full of photographs, written accounts and other testimonies of how life was during 1944.

The Uprising Museum is one of those important places you should visit during your stay in Warsaw. If you want to check it, you can visit a website: or just show up there with ESN KOZMINSKI. More on our ESN KOZMINSKI FACEBOOK PAGE.

Cracow Trip 18-20.10.2013 Kraków, the most beautiful Polish city!

Kraków's Main Square is the largest medieval town square in Europe. The Project for Public Spaces lists the square as the best public space in Europe due to its lively street life. The center of the square is dominated by the Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall or Drapers' Hall), rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style, topped by a beautiful attic or Polish parapetdecorated with carved masks. On one side of the Sukiennice is the Town Hall Tower (Wieża ratuszowa), on the other the 10th century Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's) and 1898 Adam

Mickiewicz Monument. Rising above the square are the Gothic towers of St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki).

As dusk descends the city becomes a heaven for hedonists. As you will no doubt learn for yourself, it is all too easy to descend the stairs into one of the Gothic cellar bars, and emerge at daybreak missing both your memory and friends.

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Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs.

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October 18th to 20th we are going to Cracow ! Here’s the general plan of the trip: - Friday morning: departure - visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most important places to see in Poland.

- guided Cracow sightseeing - visit Kazimierz – jewish district - visit in Wieliczka (salt mine) - preparties in the hostels - TRAM PARTY - parties in the famous clubs in Cracow As you can see everyone can find something interesting for himself, so don’t hesitate and go with us!!

Price includes: -2 nights in hostels located in the heart of Old Town only 30 meters from the Main Market. -breakfasts in the hostels -tickets and tour guides in Auschwitz and Wieliczka -parties -guided Tour in Cracow -transport by bus -unique experience guaranteed by ESN and a nice surprise 

Come by to the office and buy the tickets!

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places worth visiting Have you ever heard about PIEROGI? They are dumplings of unleavened dough, first boiled, then they are baked or fried usually in butter with onions, traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit. They (The Polish word pierogi is plural) are served in a variety of forms and tastes (ranging from sweet to salty to spicy) in Polish cuisine, considered to be the Polish national dish. They are served at many festivals, playing an important role as a cultural dish. At the 2007 Pierogi Festival in Kraków, 30,000 pierogi were consumed daily.

Pierogi are still an important part of Polish culture and cuisine.

Pierogarnia na Bednarskiej ul. Bednarska 28/30 tel. 22 828 03 92 Pierogarnia u Aniołów pl. Szembeka 8 tel. 608 692 309 Pierogowy Dworek ul. Brygady Pościgowej 2a tel. 22 672 26 73 sources: aza_adresowa/en/19 ;

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In Warsaw there are some places where you can relish the taste of pierogi.

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Trattoria Rucola is a perfect place if you feel like eating something Italian. Located in three places in Warsaw, each restaurant serves Italian delicacies at a reasonable price. We recommend the one at Krucza St., as it is just a few steps away from La Vanille (see below). When the weather gets a little friendlier, you can choose a table outside on the terrace. Their specialties are all the kinds of different homemade pastas, from spaghetti to gnocchi and tortellini. Begin with garlic bread as an appetizer – it’s really worth it. Where:   

22 465 18 36 Krucza 6/14 | Centrum 888 57 54 57 Miodowa 1 | Stare Miasto 22 616 12 59 Francuska 6 | Saska Kępa

When: 12.00 - 22.00, Fri-Sat @Krucza St.: 12 - 23.00 September 25, 2013

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What happens at the party stays at the party? You couldn’t be more wrong! I know the freshest news, hot rumors and the funniest situations you come across during your Erasmus Exchange at Kozminski University. Keep spotting and don’t forget to inform me about all that you see and hear. I’m waiting for the hottest gossip and funniest photos from you. Kozminski Erasmus Students!

Erasmus Student Network Kozminski is a student association. We are helping incoming students to familiarize themselves with Polish culture, customs and lifestyle. Apart from that our priority is helping all exchange students to overcome culture shock, deal with administrative procedures, establish contacts and take full academic, social and cultural advantage of their stay at Kozminski University and in Poland. Furthermore, we are making sure that newcomers feel at home from the moment they set foot in Poland. Throughout the period of their stay, we are trying to help to fit into the Kozminski University community. Moreover, we are preparing parties, different events and competitions especially for YOU.

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Text me: And remember… walls have ears Xo xo ESN Gossip Girl

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Let’s have some fun and party in‌

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Kozminski University is a private institution of higher education with full academic rights. The university has obtained Polish and international accreditations, as well as excellent results in global and national educational rankings which shows the high quality of its programs and services. Due to these qualities KU diplomas themselves have become coveted. The university’s offer includes various bachelor, master’s, MBA’s as well as Ph.D. programs. All of these are also offered in English. Since 2009 Kozminski University is classified in the prestigious educational rankings provided by the ‘Financial Times’ – Business School rankings, which include the best universities from around the world. Moreover, for the past 13 consecutive years it holds first place throughout private universities in educational rankings published by ‘Perspektywy’ and ‘Rzeczpospolita’ and ‘WPROST’. Kozminski University also received a special distinction from the National Accreditation Committee in regards to the management program.


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Kozminski University holds three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only 5% of business schools from around the world hold all three including Yale and Harvard University.

Messenger- October 2013  

This is Messenger Issue for October 2013