The Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care
Why study in Warsaw?
Warsaw is an excellent place to study in. To start with it is of quite reasonable size, not too large and not too small. With its about 2 million inhabitants it is smaller than huge London, Paris, Berlin, Rome or Madrid although larger than some other European capitals. It is also a city of youth as it offers home for 250 thousands of students at the 8 state run (public) Universities and Academies and at the number of private (non-public) Academies and other Higher Educational Establishments. Some of them are quite large, like University of Warsaw with its 50 thousands students. Others are smaller, teaching only several hundreds of students.
Apart from the places to study, city of Warsaw offers its student’s diverse places for the extramural activities like museums, libraries, dormitories, hostels, sport facilities, student clubs, restaurants, and so on and so on.
One of such non-public universities is The Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care of Warsaw, offering probably the best education in Cosmetology in this part of Europe and in EU as a whole. The Academy is located in the very heart of the city next to the walls of the Old Town. Therefore it derives benefit not only from its high class teaching staff, programme and equipment but also from the place itself with beautiful architecture, crowded with tourists from all over the world.
Living in Poland Practical Information
Poland, one of the largest countries in Europe, is a member state of the European Union and NATO, and it has around 40 million citizens. Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a good starting point to travel around Europe – it takes only 1-2 hours by plane to get to other most beautiful cities in Europe! If you want to learn more about our country, go to the Official Promotional Website of Poland - poland.pl
Currency in Poland
The official Polish currency is called zloty (PLN), and it is issued in bills and coins as shown below:
It is hard to predict how much a person will spend on food as everything depends on one's lifestyle. Thus, while some people are very economical when it comes to the selection of alimentary products, the others splash out on food and frequently go to restaurants.
It is profitable to do shopping in huge chain stores as they usually have many special offers and prices are rather low. Some biggest chain stores in Poland are Tesco, Carrefour, Biedronka, Lidl. Corner shops are likely to be more expensive, but, on the other hand, the ambience is frequently cozier there. The choice is, of course, yours.
- estimated food cost - from 400 PLN per month
- lunch at a fast food restaurant - 20-30 PLN
- the canteen at our Academy offers meals at moderate prices - appr. 17 PLN
The amount of money you allot for entertainment is, once more, conditioned by the lifestyle that you lead. While some people feel comfortable with going out from time to time only, they will obviously spend much less money than those who need more adventures and thrill-seeking. Below are the examples of fees one has to pay for particular forms of entertainment:
- cinema - 15-30 PLN
- theater - 20-100 PLN
- concerts - from around 100 PLN
- clubs (entrance fee) – 5-30 PLN
The easiest and probably the most comfortable form of transport is public transport. You do not have to worry about traffic, road hogs or a parking place. You just get on a right tram/ bus, take an empty seat and wait until it reaches your destination. Obviously, you have to buy a ticket. There are a few options here:
- 30-day city card (all means of transport) – 55 PLN (student discount)
- 90-day city card (all means of transport) – 140 PLN (student discount)
- Single ticket valid for one ride (bus, tram or underground) - 1,70 PLN (20 minute ticket) , 2,20 PLN (75 minute ticket) (student discount)
Unfortunately, there is no metro station in Old Town, from the metro station Ratusz Arsenal head one station towards the east (direction to Praga, but get out at the next stop at Plac Zamkowy) by either bus , or tram . Then you only have to go up the stairs to the Castle Square, and then about 300 m to the Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care.
If you want to be updated about any changes in public transport such as, e.g. timetable changes or ticket price changes, visit the official website of the Public Transport Authority of Warsaw (ZTM) - www.ztm.waw.pl
A Warsaw Guide
If you want to know more about Warsaw, go to the Official Promotional Website of Warsaw - www.um.warszawa.pl/en