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What to expect in Romania

Romania’s temperate climate means you can study here at any time of year and take time out to explore the terrain of mountains, plains and forests. This unusual country blends Balkan influences, Roman heritage and a communist past to offer you a unique study abroad experience.

Revel in this country of varied landscapes, from the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube river to the Balkan forests and plains. Whether you go hiking, or view Brown Bears in the wild, experience authentic Romanian village life or soak up the nightlife scene in Bucharest’s Old Town, you will never be at a loss for a unique and immersive activity.

Romanian cuisine is a unique mix of Turkish, Balkan, Hungarian and Russian influences. Travel to regions like Transylvania or Maramures, and delight in the naturally organic, farm-to-table produce on offer. For vegetarians, there are many options like ciorba (sour vegetable broth) or eggplant salad. Study in Romania and savor its beautiful buffet of experiences.

Where do we operate programs in Romania

What type of programs can you do in Romania

STUDY ABROAD IN ROMANIA

An unlikely study destination at first glance, this developed country with its high-income economy predominantly based on services, offers a bustling setting for students with all the high tech and global connectivity you could need.

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Our Romania 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.

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Study in Romania (University of Alba Iulia (UAB)

Choose to study abroad in Romania and experience breathtaking surroundings while enhancing your academic skills and growing your global network.

Study in Romania (University of Alba Iulia (UAB)

The University of Alba Iulia (UAB) is highly regarded and internationally accredited. Earning world-class credits at this university can boost your resume and increase your chances of employment. Enhance your skills by learning from respected experts in their field. Enjoy the opportunities for connection and collaboration offered by the rich diversity of this university, which serves both local and international students. 

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.

YOUR PROGRAM

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

ACCOMMODATION

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

TEAM OF EXPERTS

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

PEACE OF MIND

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

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

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

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

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

HEALTH & SAFETY

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.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN ROMANIA

Romania offers a diverse range of activities to enjoy during your spare time. Here are just some of our best suggestions:

  • Visit Castles: Make a trip to Bran Castle, often referred to as “Dracula’s Castle” which is an iconic castle and top attraction in Romania, or go to Peles Castle, neo-Renaissance castle in Sinaia and former summer residence of the Romanian royal family.
  • Go to the Carpathian Mountains: A haven for hiking, skiing, and wildlife watching. Look out for the unique flora and fauna, including bears and wolves.
  • Explore Salt Mines: Visit the Turda Salt Mine or Slănic Prahova Salt Mine, both known for their health benefits and unique attractions inside.
  • Learn About Horezu Pottery: This traditional craft from the town of Horezu is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Witness the creation process and buy unique ceramics.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

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

EdenStudy in Spain

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.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

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

Romania FAQs

Is Romania Safe?

Romania is generally regarded as a safe destination for travelers. While major cities like Bucharest might experience petty crimes such as pickpocketing, especially in crowded areas, the crime rate is relatively low. However, travelers should exercise standard precautions and be aware of their surroundings.

Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Romania?

Whether you need a visa to travel to Romania depends on your nationality, the type of program you decide to participate in, and the duration of your stay. Citizens from many countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, do not need a visa for short stays of 90 days or less that are for tourism, business, or visiting family/friends. EU residents are not required to have a visa for any length of stay in Romania. Contact the World Endeavors team to know more about visa requirements for the program you’re interested in. We’ll be there every step of the way to help you with your visa application!

Where is Romania?

Romania is located in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by five countries: Ukraine to the north, Bulgaria to the south, Serbia to the southwest, Hungary to the west, and Moldova to the northeast. To the east, Romania has a coastline along the Black Sea. The country’s capital and largest city is Bucharest, which is in southern Romania.

What Language Do They Speak in Romania?

In Romania, the official language is Romanian. Romanian is a Romance language, sharing linguistic roots with languages like Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

What is Romania Known for?

Romania is famed for its rich cultural heritage, particularly the Transylvanian region, associated with the Dracula legend and the iconic Bran Castle. The country boasts the scenic Carpathian Mountains, UNESCO World Heritage-listed painted monasteries in Northern Moldavia, and a vibrant folk culture evident in music, dance, and traditional festivals. Additionally, Romania’s culinary delights, such as “sarmale” (cabbage rolls) and the potent drink “țuică,” further enrich its distinct identity.

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