Did you experience donut madness today? Do you wonder what the reason of its appearing is? It’s Fat Thursday (Tłusty czwartek in Polish)! Basically, the habit of eating greasy delicacies dates many centuries back, when eating fat treats would ensure prosperity and happiness for another year. Nowadays, the looks of donuts and the reason of their consumption have changed. Fat Thursday is the last Thursday before Lent (the time of fasting), which in turn prepares Christians for the most important holiday: Easter. Fat Thursday might be called one of the tastiest Polish traditions. Regardless of whether the holiday is celebrated on the grounds of religion, superstition, or the desire to continue the tradition, it is an inseparable part of the Polish culture. Bakeries and supermarkets solicit potential consumers by offering a wide variety of donuts with rosy stuffing, cheese, pudding, chocolate, etc. It is worth trying traditionally fried donut or dry crispy cake in a form of a bow. However, watch out if you keep to a diet – all dainties are very high in calories.

(Kinga Słonina)

Meeting with the US Consul

Meeting with the US Consul

Would you like to spend your summer vacations in the USA, but you do not know how to apply for one of the Summer Work & Travel programmes? The US Embassy in Warsaw, together with a partner of the State Department, Camp Counselors USA-Poland, invite all students for a...

Jam Session

Jam Session

On November, 9, Artistic Manor in Opole hosted 18th Jam Session organised by the Opole Blues Foundation. Every person who was willing, could perform on the stage, regardless of the instrument they play. Among the artists was one of our Erasmus Exchange Students, Miray...

Social scholarship

Social scholarship

The Board of The Dr Marian Kanton Bank Pekao S.A. Foundation created a special social scholarship for students, who despite their struggle against adversity, excel in their academic performance. This academic year, five students from the faculties of Economics and Law...

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Dear Erasmus students, Here you have the Academic calendar for this semester. 02.10.2017 - 24.01.2018* - Classes 23.12.2017 - 02.01.2018 - Christmas break 25.01.2018 - 07.02.2018 - Exam session 08.02.2018 - 11.02.2018 - Semester break In order to plan your leaving...

Internship in Bratislava

Internship in Bratislava

The Placement Slovakia programme prepared an internship offer (Erasmus+ Internship in Marketing) for the position of Business Support Coordinator for a company which is an online yacht search. The placement will take place in Bratislava, for minimum 5 months, starting...

American English with Natasha

American English with Natasha

Dear students, This year we are lucky to have a Fulbright teaching assitant, Natasha from Arizona. It’s obvious that we cannot but take full advantage of her stay with us and use the opportunity to enhance our English proficiency. Thus, we invite you to the “American...