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What to expect in Croatia

Croatia has a rich historical heritage, full of monuments classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but the country is still recovering from a political war and is among the countries with the highest number of people living below the poverty line. Croatia boasts charming old cities and towns, gorgeous beaches, more than one thousand islands, and rich cultural diversity that blends Mediterranean and Eastern European influences.

Where do we operate programs in Croatia

What type of programs can you do in Croatia


Ranked by UNESCO as one of the world’s most peaceful countries and a hidden gem among Mediterranean destinations, Croatia presents an unforgettable travel experience.


Our Croatia Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

Study Abroad seaside view in Croatia

Summer Study in Zagreb, Croatia

Study just outside the scenic and culturally vibrant capital city of Croatia - Zagreb. With ample sunshine, nearby beaches, picturesque towns, and stunning scenery, Croatia definitely lives up to the hype!

Summer Study in Zagreb, Croatia

Ranked by UNESCO as one of the world’s most peaceful countries and a hidden gem among Mediterranean destinations, Croatia is an unforgettable travel experience. 

Students will study at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management and have an impressive slate of course options from each session. Course offerings will be in the fields of economics, finance, marketing, operations, leadership, and more! Students will have the option to choose from 1-3 summer sessions each lasting approximately 2 weeks.

Session Dates

  • July 1 – 14
  • July 15 – 28
  • July 29 – August 11

Cost: $4,300 per session

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in C

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.


  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations


  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support


  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


Croatia offers a wide array of activities to enjoy during your spare time. Here are some popular options:

  • Explore the Coastline: Croatia is famous for its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. Spend your spare time sunbathing, swimming, or participating in water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, or paddle boarding.
  • Visit Historic Sites: Croatia has a rich history, and there are plenty of historical sites and ancient cities to explore. Some must-visit places include Dubrovnik’s Old Town, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and the Roman Amphitheater in Pula.
  • Try Local Cuisine: Croatian cuisine is a delightful blend of Mediterranean and Central European influences. Indulge in local dishes like fresh seafood, grilled meats, pastries, and truffles.
  • Enjoy Outdoor Activities: Croatia’s diverse landscapes offer excellent opportunities for outdoor activities. Hike in the mountains, go rock climbing, or go on a cycling adventure through the picturesque countryside.

Recent Testimonials

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I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

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Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

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Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

Croatia FAQs

Is Croatia in the EU?

Yes, Croatia is a member state of the European Union. It joined the EU in 2013, becoming the 28th member state.

What Countries are Near Croatia?

Croatia borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, and Montenegro to the south. It is also close to Italy to the west and Austria to the north.

Is Croatia Safe?

Croatia is generally considered a safe travel destination. It has a relatively low crime rate compared to many other European countries. However, like any travel destination, taking basic precautions is vital to ensuring your safety and well-being. Exercise essential caution, such as eyeing your belongings in crowded places and avoiding displaying valuable items openly.

What Language Do They Speak in Croatia?

The official language spoken in Croatia is Croatian. Croatian is a South Slavic language and uses the Latin script for writing. While Croatian is the dominant language, you might also find some English speakers in tourist areas, especially among the younger generation and those working in the tourism industry.

What Currency Does Croatia Use?

Croatia uses the Croatian Kuna as its official currency. The currency code for the Croatian Kuna is HRK. Traveling in Croatia, prices and transactions are conducted in Kunas. The local currency is advisable for small purchases, but major tourist areas and businesses might also accept major international credit cards.

Is Croatia Expensive?

Croatia can vary in cost depending on your visiting region and spending habits. It’s generally considered more affordable compared to some other Western European destinations. However, popular tourist areas and cities can be more expensive, especially during peak travel seasons. Coastal regions, especially in summer, may have higher prices for accommodations and activities. Inland and less touristy areas can offer more budget-friendly options.

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How to apply

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