ERASMUS – AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ, POLAND The ERASMUS experience is considered both a time for learning as well as a chance to socialize. Lodz (meaning “boat”), is a know as The Promise Land*, quintessential example of Industrial Architecture. *Lodz is the city where, from the beginning of the 19th century poor people made huge fortunes in the textile industry. You can also visit their former factories and palaces. ERASMUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ University of Lodz offers programmes, courses and trips designed especially for ERASMUS students. Polish are especially friendly, proud of their culture and traditions, and love to show you their city. You can also benefit from the Polish Language Course, a great help so you can get around the city and speak a few words in their language. The welcoming pack, will offer you map of the city, information about tourist attractions, prepaid card for a Polish telephone network(ours was Heyah) and, of course, a Polish student mentor to help you around in the first days. Read the Erasmus Student Guide of life in Lodz (they will give you one) it is full of good advices . The student dormitories are renovated, warm, equipped. The faculties lie either within walking distance or you can take the tram. It is best if you get a monthly ticket for the tram, called MIGAWKA. Both students and teachers are friendly and helpful. Also, there is a vivid nightlife, beautiful bars, shopping places and affordable prices. As far as food goes, prices are excellent and the products are of high quality. The RON and Zloty are almost equivalent, so it is easier to appreciate the prices. Upon arrival chance EURO into Zloty at exchange places called KANTOR. Organize trips to Warsaw, Krakow (both are quite close), you can safely take the train and get cheap accommodations for a weekend. DO NOT FORGET TO VISIT AUSCWITZ CAMP WHILE YOU ARE IN POLAND. MANUFACTURA (a former factory) – today one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe. ”Polish Dream ” – the palace of Israel Poznanski, who established Manufactura. . Ulica (Street) Piotrkowska Ulica Piotrkowska (II) Hollylodz, walk of fame on Piotrkowska. Also the International Students Office together with Erasmus Student Network will organise a number of interesting events, parties and contests to make the months in Lodz unforgettable. Dziękuję bardzo – Thank you very much!