At some point in August, probably about a month from now, I will be moving to Krakow, Poland for grad school at Jagiellonian University (or, in Polish, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski), where I will hopefully receive my M.A. in Central and Eastern European Studies next fall. Being a Gen Y-er, I had to start a blog, which you’re now reading, about this experience. This seemed to me to be the easiest way to communicate general goings-on with my friends and family all over the place. My other [slightly more altruistic] reason for wanting to blog is this: when I was initially accepted into this programme, I naturally turned to the internet for advice on relocating to Poland. Well, perhaps you’re a better Googler than I, but there was not a whole lot of information out there, and much of what purports to be is only about relocating in general or deals with culture shock (something I’m not particularly worried about). So, I hope that my documenting my experiences, I can give advice based on them. And once I get to Poland, I will ideally be able to give you all a mental vacation (and much amusement) with my stories and photos.
P.S. I am not entirely satisfied with this blog layout. It is one that is WordPress-provided and therefore, convenient. I hope to change it in the future.