Non-EU students’ potential challenges in Poland: the case of the City of Poznan
Although, internationalization of Polish higher education is a new phenomenon, Poland is gradually becoming a popular study destination among international students. However, the country still lacks extensive research works on their circumstances. This paper aims to present non-EU students’ major ongoing challenges in the City of Poznan. The findings are taken from author’s own experience and others’ research findings at Migrant Info Point – a Poznan based immigrant advisory center. It is found that non-EU students often face difficulties while legalizing their stay and looking for accommodation. Beside these, their employment prospectus is also challenged because of linguistic barriers. Furthermore, immigration rules do not favor the graduates. To some extent, European students also face many of these challenges. Respective authorities need to acknowledge and resolve these obstacles immediately in order to retain and gain popularity.
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