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Q: Where are you originally from?
Q: Where are you living now?
Q: When did you move to Poland?
Q: Did you move with a spouse/children?
Q: Why did you move; what do you do?
Q: What do you enjoy most about Poznan, how’s the quality of life?
Q: Any negatives? What do you miss most about home?
Q: Is Poznan safe? Are there any areas expats should avoid?
Q: How would you rate the public transport in Poznan? What are the different options? Do you need to own a car?
Q: How would you rate the healthcare in Poznan?
About living in Poznan
Q: Which are the best places/suburbs to live in Poznan as an expat?
Q: How do you rate the standard of housing in Poznan?
Q: What’s the cost of living compared to home? What is cheap or expensive in particular?
Q: What are the locals like; do you mix mainly with other expats?
Q: Was it easy meeting people and making friends in Poznan?
About working in Poznan
Q: Did you have a problem getting a work visa/permit for Poland?
Q: What’s the economic climate like in Poznan, is there plenty of work?
Q: How does the work culture differ from home?
Q: Did a relocation company help you with your move?
Q: Did your spouse or partner have problems adjusting to their new home?
Q: Did your children settle in easily?
Q: What are the schools like, any particular suggestions?
Q: Is there any other advice you would like to offer new expat arrivals?
- Don’t expect it to be like home
- Don’t expect to change them
- Treasure the adventure
- Bring many of the documents you keep in the filing cabinet or safety deposit box at home, marriage license, birth certificates for children. You’ll need to have these translated into Polish for application for resident cards, etc.
~ Interviewed June 2013
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