Poland has been a member of the European Union since 2004. The cost of life is average. It has been cold in recent winters, and the average temperature for February is -5°C. In Poland, most young people are able to communicate in English, and older people speak Russian. In the East of Poland it is most convenient to travel by train (PKP, they have quite a good website: www.pkp.pl), and by bus (PKS). In Rzeszów there is an airport with international flights to many European cities (www.rzeszowairport.pl).