Expat Experiences in Poland

When considering a move to a new country, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Poland and would like to share your story.


Leonie Müller is a 40-something-year-old mother of four living in Krakow, Poland. She grew up in South Africa, but has spent most of her life living as an expat. Read her experience of expat family life in Krakow.

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Rose Moore is an Australian expat living in Poland. After living in Australia for a few years, she decided to move to Poland with her Polish husband. Rose works as an English teacher, freelance writer, editor and translator, all while adjusting to life as an expat and mother of infant twins. Read more about her expat life in Poland.

Lois is an American expat living in Poland. She moved to the western city of Poznan in 2011 when her husband was transferred there with his company. Although Lois finds the Polish bureaucracy and customer service somewhat of a challenge, she finds the quality of life in Poznan to be excellent. Learn more about her expat experience in Poland.

Vice-Principal of International American School of Warsaw, Christopher Uden, gives some advice to expat parents on the ins and outs of international schools in Poland in this exclusive Expat Arrivals interview.