Caitlin's Journey to Poland

Current Location

Chełm, Poland

Hello! My name is Caitlin Mello and I am teaching English in a small town in eastern Poland for the next nine months. Who's ready for an adventure? Come learn about a new culture with me!


This weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited to a conference in Prague, Czechia. This medieval city is full of old buildings, cobblestone streets and incredible history.


Living in Chełm has provided me a unique experience in Polish culture and people. Everyone here has done so much to make this transition smooth as I integrate into the Polish way of life.

Field Notes

Poland has many similar animals to those I have seen in the United States, but often with a slightly different look. One animal that stuck out in the last week was actually swans!


Last weekend, I visited Zamek w Krupem, the castle in Krup. While in ruins today, this castle shows an interesting part of often forgotten Polish history.