Why you should study in Central Europe?
Central Europe has many advantages.
Reason 1: Number one is definitely LOCATION. It is in the central Europe, obviously, so if you want to go to visit Santa Claus in northern Europe-> you can! Do you want to go to sunbath to see and eat the healthiest Mediterranean cuisine? Just one or two hours by flight or even the bus! You can reach Paris or London from four international airports surprisingly close to each other! Bratislava and Vienna are two closest capitals in the world, which can only take 30 minutes by car to reach! Wanna go to Prague or Budapest? No problem.
Reason 2: It’s a HISTORY. This European region is well known for its long and stunning history. Not only kings and queens were living here, but also famous music composers such as Mozart or maybe you are into fantasy- then this place is also for you. There are many historical periods that you can meet on just one street – castles, magical middle age buildings, communistic architecture or brand new buildings? No problem! Everything is here.
Reason 3: Another reason is CULTURE. it has always been the most educational and open minding to have a look and experience other cultures. You can go to many concerts, language exchange with your foreign pales, theatres are still very cool here or maybe cinema, which is the most of time in English.
Reason 4: LOW BUDGET destination! Central Europe is the best choice destination for celebrations for people from England, France or Nordic countries! Why? There is always something going on and – partying and fun here is so cheap! But not only this. Many students from other countries can pay a low amount of many for higher standard than they have at home and they end up with beautiful-view apartment! We call it “student-friendly” destination.
Reason 5: OPPORTUNITIES for foreigners. Since the fact that Slovakia was closed for foreigners for many years, now Slovaks love foreigners! There are many opportunities for you to find friends among another young professionals or even find a job! Everything depends on you.
Reason 6: BEAUTIFUL WOMEN! No, it is not a cliché! Slovak women are considered to be the most beautiful in the world. Don’t believe? Come…
Reason 7: is definitely SECURITY. Well, lets be honest Slovakia is not Brazil! You can walk on the street with your phone in the hands or take a cash from ATM without feeling unsecure. Police officers are usually close enough. Also, if you want to go to the party? It is so common for students! You always have to be cautious, of course, but criminal rates are very low in this country!
Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia’s territory spans about 49,000 square kilometers (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second-largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak. In 2018, Slovakia was ranked by the International Monetary Fund as the 37th richest country in the world (out of 187 countries), with purchasing power parity per capita GDP of $35,130.
Slovakia is a high-income advanced economy with a very high Human Development Index, a very high standard of living and performs favorably in measurements of civil liberties, press freedom, internet freedom, democratic governance and peacefulness. The country maintains a combination of a market economy with a comprehensive social security system. Citizens of Slovakia are provided with universal health care, free education and one of the longest paid parental leaves. The country joined the European Union on 1 May 2004 and joined the Eurozone on 1 January 2009. Slovakia is also a member of the Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD, the WTO, CERN, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group.
Slovakia lies between latitudes 47° and 50° N, and longitudes 16° and 23° E. The Slovak landscape is noted primarily for its mountainous nature, with the Carpathian Mountains extending across most of the northern half of the country. Among these mountain ranges are the high peaks of the Fatra-Tatra Area (including Tatra Mountains, Greater Fatra and Lesser Fatra), Slovak Ore Mountains, Slovak Central Mountains or Beskids. The largest lowland is the fertile Danubian Lowland in the southwest, followed by the Eastern Slovak Lowland in the southeast. Forests cover 41% of Slovak land surface.
Culture in Slovakia is amazingly rich and beautiful. There are many traditional clothes, festivals and music festivals about it. But cultural life is also in towns and small villages, when Slovaks are celebrating their national holidays, there is many of them ( that means no school!!!)