Warsaw (Warszawa)

Warsaw is Poland's progressive capital city and home to an impressive cultural scene, with endless theatres and opera houses, the city that’s always full of life.

You may ask why it is worth visiting Polish capital. This city was steeped in blood when going back to its history. It has undergone unbelievable development when looking nowadays. From rugs to riches- you name a person, here from ruins to beauty you would call this capital.

Around 1,7 million people living here chasing their dreams. No other Polish city could give you all the possibilities that Warsaw provides you with. The only thing you have to do is to stand to the challenge. One of them is Warsaw School of Economics ( stands for Szkola Glowna Handlowa) which is famous for being the oldest economic university in Poland. Due to being classified as the best university in Poland it annually gathers the ablest students. Its history began in the year 1906 when it was founded by August Zielinski.

Devastated by war damage in the 1940s, it was not long until the city rose once more, restoring its most important castles and palaces to their former glory. Warsaw is based either side of the River Vistula and visitors should not be put off by their first impressions, when stepping outside of the Warszawa Centralna train station and onto the rather uninviting concrete street of Al Jerozolimskie. The city does in fact contain a number of truly magnificent Polish palaces, and its views of the iconic Royal Castle are really something special.

Tourist attractions are endless, ranging from 5,000 animals at the Warsaw Zoological Gardens, to gondola rides on the large lake within Lazienki Park. Even during the summer months it is possible to practice your skiing on the huge artificial ski slope Szczesliwice, although it is fair to say that many people come here for the views alone, or to take a ride of the thrilling roller coaster, powered by nothing more than gravity. Alternatively, why not enjoy a performance by the acclaimed Warsaw Ballet Company at the Polish National Opera House.

The city centre and the Old Town (Stare Miasto) area both lie on the western side of the Vistula and are where a large number of the main landmarks are based, such as the semi-circular Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), a fortified outpost dating back to the 16th century. An integral part of the Stare Miasto district are the extremely well-preserved, medieval city walls, which offer a clear insight into city life many years ago and lie next to the Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). Old Town Warsaw is also home to further architecture wonders, such as the Neo-classical Ratusz (City Hall) and the hard-to-miss St. John's Cathedral.

In order to keep up with this university you should understand it’s own pace. Worth mentioning is that students have a unique possibility to choose their career path. That is they declare themselves the subjects they are willing to cover. The flexibility of a course schedule provides with certainty that everyone’s needs are met and students are satisfied with the material which they study. Obviously, Warsaw School of Economics coworks with major formidable companies. This aspect is connected with better job perspectives. Most of the students are talented, ambitious and greedy for knowledge. By now there are around 16 000 students willing to become one of the bests of the bests. University’s prestige, perfectly prepared teaching stuff - it all amounts to passing exams with flying colours not only at the university but also afterwards during work.

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