It's a bird! It's a croissant! No, it's Croatia!
So you decided on Croatia as your Erasmus destination? What a great pick! ESN Croatia's main goal is to offer you the best possible experience and make Croatia your second home. Considering we are an international organisation where young people volunteer on a daily basis, everything is done with your best interest in mind.
Welcome to Croatia - full of life!
Not only does the shape of the country feed your imagination, but if you get a chance to travel through Croatia, you'll find many sights that will leave you amazed.
Let's say you start your journey in the East of the country, the first thing you will notice are the golden fields and baroque architecture of the cities. In Osijek you will be welcomed with a smile and an open heart, and proposed to try Rakija or some spicy food - like kulen.
Make your way all the way to the North of the country where you'll find Čakovec, the city with the title of the cleanest city in continental Croatia. Take a walk through the parks and flower markets and try some of the locally produced wine!
Then you can go West, and make a stop in Zagreb, the capital, known as the biggest lounge. Don't miss out on a chance to take a walk through the beautiful park Zrinjevac and the Old Town, but also take a ride in the smallest funicular in the world, the old lady of Zagreb!
Take a walk through the parks of the Green Horseshoe before you set off to Kvarner and its heart: Rijeka, the city that flows. Be sure to take a souvenir with you - Morčić is always a good idea.
On your way to the South, your first stop would be Zadar, where you can greet the sun and enjoy the music of the Sea Organ while the sun is setting.
Take your time, because in Split they will teach you what pomalo and fjaka really mean, while walking through the astonishing Diocletian Palace - one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world.
Your journey ends in the Pearl of the Adriatic – the world-famous Dubrovnik, where every street in the old town has its own story to tell. Who knows, maybe you will even see some dragons flying above the City Walls.
From the golden fields of Slavonija to the hills of central Croatia, to the beautiful Kvarner Bay and Istria, to Velebit Mountain and the Plitvice Lakes, and more than a thousand islands along the coast, in every city mentioned above there are ESN volunteers waiting to welcome you in this small, but diverse country.
Want to study in Croatia?
Croatia is an ideal place for students wishing to study in a country renowned for its beautiful coast, a mix of Mediterranean and South-Eastern European charm, and rich historical and cultural heritage.
In total, Croatia has 133 higher education institutions located in all parts of the country - including the spectacular Adriatic coast.
With its long academic tradition and more than 1600 study programs to choose from, Croatia is also a safe country with reasonable living costs and a multi-lingual community. Find your ideal study program in the International Student Guide to Croatia and on the Study in Croatia portal.
So, what are you waiting for?