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Stephan Shaefer
country: Germany

To be honest i didn’t elect Warsaw University because i was interested in the program but rather becaue it offered the best value for money. But during the participation in the program i got really interested in it and in the end it was a great investment. First of all the lectures provided were great and besides there were great trips, for instance to the stock exchange of Warsaw and the national bank of Poland. Furthermore, there are great opportunities for your spare time. You will get to know the nightlife of Warsaw that is astonishing. Also a trip to Krakow was included in the price that was really great since the city is amazing and it offers a lot of opportunities to go out. But the most important point for me is that you get in touch with the Polish culture and people. All of them are very friendly (especially the staff) and open-minded. In my opinion Poland is the perfect place for a summer university and i can just highly recommend you to got there, you won’t regret it. It’s a nice experience and a great country!!


Maia Adamia
country: Georgia

I spent at SUW the most wonderful and unforgettable 14 days of my life. I had an opportunity to meet various people from all over the world. We had trip to Cracow which was really amazing. Visiting Auschwitz quite stressed me, but to tell the truth everyone must see it. We went to clubs or bars and it was quite difficult to stand up early in the morning for lectures, but somehow we managed to do that. 🙂 I advice everyone to visit Poland, because it is really very beautiful place.





Dino Konsuo
country: Croatia

Summer University Warsaw 2010 was a great experience for me. I really had a great time and those two weeks were definitely best two weeks in my whole 2010. Best part of whole SUW was great organization because we have visited most famous places in Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Wieliczka…) and at the same time we had enough time for ourselves. I met a lot of people from all around the world and I’m still in contact with most of them. For example, Mikko from Finland is coming to Croatia and I’m going to be his guide. Also, a friend of mine is studying abroad in Australia and I just contacted my friends over there (guys from SUW) so they’ll help her a lot. In the end, I would like to say that organizers were great, I really fell in love with Poland and Polish people and I’ll definitely come back. I’ll never forget those two weeks, participants and whole SUW team. Thank you for great memories… 


Laurent de Smedt
country: Belgium
e-mail: laurent_de_smedt88 [at]

After studying one year as an Erasmus student at Warsaw School of Economics, I was looking to extend my stay in Warsaw during summer. Summer University gave me that possibility.During those two weeks, the students of Warsaw School of Economics who organized the summer university worked very hard to make sure that everything went well. They picked us up at the airport or station and accompanied us to the dormitory, where all participants lived during their stay. The dormitory was an excellent place to meet all the participants who came from different parts of the world.

During the weekdays, we had lectures which covered several economical, political and financial themes on Poland and Eastern Europe. Later on we had the chance to practice our knowledge during the workshops. Many important and well known professors, like the former Polish minister of finance Kolodko, gave lectures during SUW. When the lectures were finished, there was always a cultural or social event planned. We visited the Old Town in Warsaw, the Palace of Culture (also known as the Stalin building), the royal castle and had many trips through one of Warsaw’s beautiful parks or shopping centers. In the evening most students gathered together in one of the rooms to talk or prepared themselves for one of the fabulous parties in Warsaw or events organized by the SUW team. Warsaw has a wonderful nightlife, with amazing clubs and bars. After a day full of interesting lectures it was always nice to relax and have fun with the other students, sometimes till the early morning J. Also worthwhile to mention is the Krakow trip where we visited the beautiful city center, Auschwitz and the salt mines of Wieliczka.

Summer University at the Warsaw School of Economics is not only a great way to learn about several subjects concerning Poland and other Eastern countries, it is also a great way to have fun, explore the Polish culture and meet the other participants who come from all over the world. I recommend it and would do it again!!


Mi-jeong Kim
country: South Korea 

My summer vacation of 2009 at SUW in Poland was such an excellent experience. I totally enjoyed myself with other friends from the different countries (cultures), and also learned some knowledge about EU and EU member countries. I can’t say that I learned lots of things there, but I can say that my short stay in Poland gave me motivation to study much harder and do my best whatever I do in the future.
I really appreciate all the efforts that my kind and friendly Polish friends (organizers) made during my stay. I hope that I can have another experience in the near future.





Alexander J.T. Mackaay
country: Netherlands 

SUW was a great experience! I had a nice and surprising welcome when I arrived. Everything was arranged for me. The room was nice, cozy, and I had a fun roommate to hang out with. The other participants were from everywhere around the world, it was cool to get to know all those different cultures and to live together for two weeks.

The classes at SUW were interesting and were well organized. We had classes from different professors who looked at the subject (Management in Central Europe) in different ways. It was good to learn about Poland’s history and its influence on the changes in Europe in the 1980s. It was surprising to see how important it was for the Poles to enter the European Union, for them it’s a huge historical event.

What can I say about Warsaw? I liked it a lot! It’s maybe not that historical, however it had a certain touch that I liked. You can clearly notice that they are still busy with rebuilding and improving Warsaw. We also visited Cracow and Auschwitz; this was really interesting and impressive. Everyone in the world should see Auschwitz with its own eyes!

However, the best at SUW were our Polish hosts. Those students arranged everything, like classes, food, drinks, bars, and so on. Every day they organized a city trip to Warsaw, and in the evening we would go to the bar, club or karaoke. Our Polish hosts were fabulous!!! Thank you for the great time!

So, don’t question it, just go to Warsaw, and enjoy it in multiple ways!


Martin Kalis
country: The Czech Republic

Summer University in Warsaw 2009 was amazing experience for me. We have spent 2 weeks learning mostly interesting stuff, sightseeing and having fun. If you are looking for an exciting way to spend you summer which would bring you some new knowledge in affordable budget – you can stop now – this is definitely it! I have no doubt the next SU will be even better and courses even more interesting thanks to its dedicated organizers.




Ana C. Moura
country: Portugal
e-mail: anaclaudiamoura- [at]

Undoubtedly, SUW’09 was the best part of my last summer holidays! It was a great opportunity to do something different and widen my horizons. Warsaw is an amazing and charming city with an incredible nightlife and, from my point of view, a totally different culture! I really enjoyed everything we have done in SUW’09: the lectures, our trip to Krakow, the walks around the city, visits to museums and, of course, our PARTIES! On top of these, I had the chance to meet extraordinary people from all over the world that, for sure, I won’t forget. This was definitely the best part of the whole experience!

Also, the staff was always there to help us, not only during our staying in Warsaw, but also before going there. Actually, they provided us with some useful information about the lodging and what we should carry in our luggage. Don’t hesitate in applying for SUW’10! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. This is a good way to have an international experience which is so important nowadays and, at the same time, meet new people, get in touch with a new culture and ways of thinking while having a wonderful time!


Alex Longhino
country: Luxembourg

Summer school was a great experience for me, I met a lot of people from all over the world and enjoyed a really good time with them. It was very exciting to work with such an international group during the classes and of course we had at least that much fun in our leisure time!