Orientation week and Buddy programme

Information about Orientation Week and buddy system for incoming exchange students

To give students a kick-start on the study-abroad period at SGH, the staff of the International Centre, supported by the team of the Erasmus Student Network (fellow SGH students), offers a three-day Orientation programme.

Over the years, SGH in cooperation with the ESN has built an extensive “Buddy system”. It is an arrangement where every exchange student can be assigned a local “buddy” to help him/her get through their exchange period in Poland. Buddies are regular SGH students who volunteer to assist incoming students.

Orientation Week
  • Both in September and February, just before each semester starts, we invite all exchange and free-mover students to attend our welcome sessions that give an introduction to SGH and Poland.
  • Daytime activities cover official meetings with SGH representatives, cross-cultural workshops, Survival Polish class, lecture on Polish culture & history, mingle sessions and city tour, most of them being compulsory as they provide crucial knowledge on the host country and our university.
  • Every afternoon and evening, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) offers a number of events such as karaoke night, urban games or dress-up parties, which are designed to let students interact and meet as many new people as possible. Those activities are optional, and we encourage students to take part and fully enjoy the study-abroad experience.
  • Photo galleries of past Orientation Weeks:
Buddy system
  • If you feel that you need a Buddy, sign up for the Buddy programme. You will get a registration link from incoming officers in about a month of being accepted for an exchange at SGH.
  • You can also apply for a Buddy directly on the:
  • Buddies’ role is to support students with organizational and practical matters already from the pairing moment, through the first weeks upon arrival in Warsaw (e.g.: pick-up from the airport, assist with checking in to the dormitory) to completing end-of-stay issues.
  • Please contact the ESN team directly to obtain further information or report any problems you encounter: buddy.sgh@esn.pl

International Centre

Marta Sent-Pawłowska
Erasmus+ students (KA 103 – Program countries), CEMS MIM program ​students
room 6, build. A
ul. Rakowiecka 24
tel.: 22 564 98 43
e-mail: incoming@sgh.waw.pl

Monika Komorek
Erasmus+ (KA 107 – Partner countries), overseas students, freemovers ​
room 6, build. A
ul. Rakowiecka 24
tel.: 22 564 98 43
e-mail: incoming@sgh.waw.pl