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.


With cultural differences comes different perspectives. I have enjoyed discussing differences that I've noticed here with respect to education. Read more about the things I have learned!

Field Notes

In this Field Note, I talked with another teacher named Dorota. She told me more about daily life in Poland through her own experiences.


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.