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    yuhan0331 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Dormitory suggestions for Poznan

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    Hello Everyone! I am deciding between renting my own place outside for first year and between living in rez. I just have a couple questions for people that are already there! and any inputs would be extremely helpful.

    1. Do you guys think living outside for first year is a bad idea?
    2. What is in the dorms? Like is it just a room (bed, tables only)? or is it more like a suite, with kitchens and stuff?
    3. Whats the cafeteria situation for PUMS? Or is it kinda u buy your own food and eat w/e?
    4. Are the dorms equipped with wireless internet? or I guess what i'm asking is hows the overall conditions of the dorm?
    5. Lastly, are the chances of getting a single room high?

    Thanks!!!

    Slash im gonna do the 6 yr program so ya

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    1. Of course it's not a bad idea to live out of the dorms in your first year. Lots of student have their own apartments around Poznan in different sizes and price ranges. I would suggest you live in the dorms to start in order to get better acquainted with the city and your fellow students. The administrators are pretty flexible with letting students leave the dorms at random times so if you want to bail it shouldn't be a problem. Then when you feel comfortable you can find an apartment in a good location if you choose.

    2. The dorms ok but the rooms are quite small for two people, with two single beds and two desks and one bathroom. There are communal kitchens to be shared amongst students.

    3. The cafeteria situation I mentioned in another posting. Essentially there really isn't one. They recently opened up a cafe/restaraunt in the Karolek dorm which is the closest thing to a full on cafeteria I suppose. They have a decent selection that's relatively cheap so that's a bonus.

    4. The dorms have wired internet as far as I know. We don't even have full wireless in the new library yet for some strange reason.

    5. You can probably get a single room right from the start if you're willing to bribe somebody (unfortunate but true), otherwise you'll most likely have a roommate at least for the first bit. Then inevitably students will pair off and move out to their own apartments freeing up rooms in the dorms at which point it will be easier to get a single.

    Most students choose between Apirynka, Medyk or the new Karolek dorms. While Karolek is newer, Aspirynka and Medyk have shared balconies on each floor that students really like especially when the weather gets nicer so that's something to consider.

    Hope that helps!

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    yuhan0331 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    so there is no wireless access on the campus?

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    There's wireless in the Pathology building reading room, and there is "unofficial" wireless in the new library (students are basically using a wireless password that was for conferences or something like that, but it only works in about 1/2 of the library space). Otherwise as far as I know there is no other accessible wireless for students.

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    If you're bent on getting wireless in your dorm, you can always bring a router if you want. That way, you have wireless for your room, as well as further security for your own PC, etc. I'm planning on bringing one, simply for the convenience of being able to carry my laptop and not have it plugged in somewhere in the room.

    It's one option to consider, I suppose.

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    then how do students use internet in the library for studying? they have wires?

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    CanadaPaul is offline Member 523 points
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    They have lots of computers in the library you can log in to using your student ID number that have the internet.

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    oh ok! i see!!!!! as for housing goes... im inclined to living out in first year. do u know any links or anything for renting apts? and as for signing leases is it the same as in the US/CANADA where we sign one year leases? would u mind explaining maybe how it works?

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUTS

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    I know there are a lot of websites that have listings for apartments, I just can't think of any off the top of my head. As far a leases go, most will want you to sign for a year but like all things in Poland, this can be negotiated. Finally, I would also mention that it really helps if you can speak Polish or know somebody who does when you look for an apartment because if you use an agent to help you then their fee is equal to the first months rent of whatever apartment you choose. So if you can find a place on your own you could potentially save a lot of money that way.

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    oh okay! can you show me some websites? like i saw some, but idk the areas around there. like where do most of the students live when they rent apts?

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