At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Poland and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Discover Poland
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What is the point of moving to a new, exciting culture if you can’t find time to explore it? Luckily, the Discover Poland team provide a glut of fascinating events and nooks to explore. With an office based in Krakow but covering the humour, wit and kindness of the entire country, their Facebook and Twitter pages are an excellent source of inspiration for new and settled expats alike.
The Krakow Expat Directory is a subscription listing of businesses, services, places, events, FAQs and other resources – in short a survival guide for Kraków’s entrepreneurial expat community. Their articles shared on the timeline reflect the 4 main areas of interest: topical or detailed issues, tips & things to do in Kraków, frequently asked questions and community events – not to mention the businesses listed by location and category for ease of use.
Americans In Poland
This Facebook page was set up for expats who wave the star spangled banner alongside the two toned flag beloved of Poland. Founded in 2014, the 200 or so friendly followers are learning about Polish life, alongside the dedicated Sacramento originating administrator and blogger. Jobs are often listed on the postings along with personal tales and experiences of the author.
Championing the #WeGoToPoland hashtag across of a variety of platforms, the Poland Travel website is an excellent resource for anyone thinking of moving to the home country of Marie Curie (the first woman to win a Nobel Prize), Pope John Paul II (The 264th Pope) and Frédéric Chopin (Composer). Containing a plethora of helpful information, a library of links and a fantastic variety of suggestions when you get there, this one website expats need to follow.
Mary’s personal travel blog is all about her adventures as a solo traveller, hiker and adventurer with more travel instinct than cash. She demonstrates that you don’t have to be flush with cash to have a great time, sharing the relevant costs from her travels and practical tips that she uses to make her trips fun and affordable. She has now returned to Northern America from her European home, but her blog is full of tips about Poland.
Focusing on the fiscally important aspect of expat life; a fulfilling career that keeps global citizens content and able to afford treats from their homes, the social media faces of Careers In Poland are definitely good resources to follow. Sharing articles from their own helpful website, other good sources and a range of excellent videos, the tone is professional but friendly. Their Facebook and Twitter posts are predominantly written in English, but their website features sections in a variety of international languages.
Expat Living in Poland
Set up to help expats coming or currently living in Poland, members share the common issues and concerns, as well as celebrating the joys and successes of life in this country known for its medieval architecture. Understanding that a problem shared is a problem halved, the articles and posts are both inspirational and handy for expats thinking of moving to Poland.
An Expat: My Life in Poland
Ukranian Liubov resides in Wroclaw. By day she is a a teacher of English and French, and by night she is an expat blogger who isn’t afraid to seize life and share her experiences in a slightly different culture to her own. Not only that, but she lists among her loves; amateur photography, spontaneity, travelling, good books, custom motorbikes, retro American cars, psychology, time spent as a vocalist of a band and a novice guitar player.
By far one of the most established Wroclaw expat Facebook groups, the nearly 10,000 members of this active community are here to help foreigners integrate into the way of life in Wroclaw. The group’s primary focus is to provide a relaxed social environment where questions can be answered and social circles can be expanded, but foul language isn’t tolerated.
Belgian Expats in Poland
Specifically set up for expats who have left their Belgian home (only a 3 hour flight or 8+ hour drive away) and set up a life in the beautiful eastern European country facing the Baltic Sea. Sharing a variety of articles ranging from helpful tips to humorous tumblr accounts, posts are in a range of languages and are intended to help Belgians residents find out about local events, recommendations of where to go and an insight to local habits and customs.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in Poland on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!