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The following text deals with analyses of the worldview regarding the concept of the Otherness of the young generation of Poles. Students’ statements were analysed. The subject of the analyses is the area of categorization of the Otherness in terms of motives, assumptions and intentions. By means of the focus group interview method, opinions were collected and analysed in terms of the assumptions and categorization made by the respondents. The key to operationalisation of the data collected in the research process is not to analyse the content of the opinions expressed but to predict mental categories that organise the thinking and decisions that build their relationship to immigrants. The theoretical basis of the research is Krzysztof J. Brozi’s theory of cultural standard and the theory of intercultural contact.