Study Abroad in Croatia

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Croatia is a diverse country that has become a much more popular study abroad destination in recent years. Located right between the western and eastern worlds, Croatia is a perfect mix of many different cultures. Students studying in Croatia will love to explore all regions of the country, each of which is very unique. Croatia is also perfectly located for trips to Austria, Italy, Hungary, and Slovenia.

Croatia offers a plethora of different outdoor adventures, thanks to a diverse geography of mountains, caves, rivers, and lakes. Sailing is enjoyed across the Croatian coast, and the country has over 1,000 islands so there are many great destinations to explore. Croatia also has a vibrant art scene, including theater, orchestra, and many types of traditional singing. The country is famous for interesting and unique crafts such as lace, toy, and gingerbread making.

Deciding to study abroad in Croatia is a big decision, and the next step is choosing a specific program. Consider the following factors so you can choose a program that is right for you.

Academic Life

Croatia has over 120 institutions of higher learning, the oldest of which was founded in 1396. Those who choose to study abroad in Croatia will find a wide variety of courses available for both Croatian speaking students and English speakers. Croatia is also known for its music and art schools, which are located throughout the country.

Language

Croatian is the official language but Czech, Hungarian, and Serbian also spoken widely throughout the country. About half of the population of Croatia also speaks English.

Housing

Many students studying in Croatia choose to live in university dormitories. This will allow you to meet students from around Croatia and the world. Another great housing choice is to live in a homestay with a family, which will introduce you to all of the customs and traditions of Croatia.

Croatia’s unique location makes it a diverse country with many different cultural influences. Students will enjoy exploring the country’s unique cuisine, which features many delicacies such as truffles, paprika, and and fresh seafood. Croats are also known to be very tolerant and welcoming, and the country has a high level of gender equality. Finally, students interested in art will be blown away by the intricate architectural masterpieces that line the streets of Croatia, in every style from Baroque to Romanesque to Art Nouveau.

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Zagreb: Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. It is also the cultural center of the country, with many museums containing historical artifacts and Croatian art. Students will enjoy walking the cobblestone streets of the city’s old historic district and browsing the crafts in local markets. Zagreb is also a great place to study abroad because its central university offers courses in 28 different colleges.

Dubrovnik: Often called the Pearl of the Adriatic, this coastal city is a port town and trading center. Each summer, the city celebrates its history and culture with a 45-day festival featuring concerts, games, and food. Students will enjoy sailing, exploring the beaches, and taking in the historical monuments of the city during their free time.

Plitvice Lakes: This national park is one of the most stunning natural destinations in Europe. Featuring a web of 16 interconnected lakes., this site stuns the eyes with rich azure water and a variety of animals and flowers.

Hvar: This island is the perfect getaway. It features a smattering of charming villages and towns with excellent traditional cuisine, boutiques, and picturesque beaches. The port is also a stunning site, with yachts docked from around Europe.

Pula Arena: This amphitheater in the town of Pula is one of the largest and oldest remaining Roman monuments. It was constructed in the 1st century and today is home to a variety of concerts and festivals.

Contributed by Hannah Long

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Croatia

API
The API study abroad program at Libertas International University is unlike any other in Croatia. The university, nestled on...

Croatia

Zagreb School of Economics and Management
At the ZSEM undergraduate program, you will: +Attain knowledge from among several areas of Economics and Business Administrat...

Croatia

RIT Croatia
The Information Technology undergraduate program is offered at both RIT's global campuses in Croatia, in Dubrovnik and in Zag...

Croatia

Zagreb School of Economics and Management
ZSEM’s 3-week Summer School program (Jun 26-Jul 14 2017) offers a variety of bachelor and master courses in English taught by...

Croatia

Zagreb School of Economics and Management
The Summer Negotiations program is organized by the Zagreb School of Economics and Management (first and only AACSB accredite...

Croatia

Zagreb School of Economics and Management
The programs at ZSEM are developed in accordance with the AACSB and EQUIS standards, and they are fully in line with the Bolo...

Bosnia-Herzegovina

American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Join us as we venture into the very heart of the Balkans and encounter a region whose fascinatingly varied history and cultur...

Croatia

CWWPP
Study and intern abroad in Croatia with the Internship/Academic Program in Post-Conflict Studies offered by the Coalition of...

Croatia

Florida State University (FSU) International Programs
Spend next summer studying abroad in Croatia with Florida State University. Studies revolve around a 3 credit Contemporary So...

Croatia

RIT Croatia
Join the International Business program and attend a program that has high educational standards. This program is accredited...

Montenegro

Balkan Heritage Field School
The Romans in Illyricum field school project enables students to take part in an ongoing Roman dig, to learn about the Roman...

Croatia

NRCSA
Spend time this year learning or mastering the Croatian language with the NRCSA in Croatia! The NRCSA Center is located at th...

Croatia

RIT Croatia
Join RIT Croatia and participate in the IHSM program which is a four year course that combines theory of hospitality, tourism...

Greece

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Gap 360
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Croatia

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Algebra University College
Professional undergraduate study program in digital marketing at the Algebra University College is a clear response to the ne...