Live at the crossroads of European history, and experience the cultures of empires past
With countless islands dotting the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, it's no question that seaside expeditions are a must while abroad. The water has deep, clear colors that you only dream of in movies, and miles upon miles of sandy beaches to get away from the bustling metropolitan areas. In bold contrast, the towering mountains in the Dinaric Alps that sit just off the coast will quickly have you mesmerized. Throughout the rugged terrain you'll find cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring lakes, and picturesque mountain peaks. The further you progress north into the inner-most parts of the country, you'll find more and more beautiful, lush farmland. There is a host of natural options for any nature-loving type.
Sitting as the gateway between the Balkans and central Europe, Croatia has experienced a wide range of kingdoms, empires, and other powers. The stories the walls have to tell are countless. Between Roman columns swapping stories with the Viennese mansions, and fortresses from the days of Napoleon overlooking the sea reflecting on eras past, there's a unique blend of cultures that provides a rich, fascinating experience sure to captivate any traveler throughout the country.
After a long day of hiking through the mountains or exploring an old fortress, you can always find a small family-run restaurant to have a go at the local cuisine. The traditional meals range from rich seafood dishes to creative uses of basic ingredients like grains, dairy, meats, and vegetables. After trying your hand at some of the more traditional meals, be sure to look for more modern restaurants putting a new spin on the traditional dishes.
Croatians are a passionate population that love sharing about their culture and country. As a growing hub for visitors, they are accustomed to having visitors in their country and are accommodating to their foreign counterparts. Croatians have a strong national pride about their country.
Healthcare in Croatia
As in much of Central Europe, the healthcare system in Croatia is universal, and known for its education of doctors, though those doctors often have limited resources. Physicians are typically very professional, with an excellent work ethic and knowledge in their field, as they see medicine as a true service to others. Patients are able to register with the doctor of their choice, and facilities are organized by general care and specialty centers.
One of the lowest fertility rates in the world
Homes for the elderly and infirm operate close to maximum capacity
Though “universal”, the right to free healthcare continues to decrease and patients pay for many goods and services
Locations in Croatia
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Program Dates & Fees:
If accepted, your enrollment fee is $900 USD, due within two weeks of acceptance. This nonrefundable fee reserves your placement and serves as a housing deposit. A separate program fee will be assessed according to the length of your program. Please note that flights are not included. If you have concerns about financing before applying, please contact our Admissions team at any time.