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What to expect in Slovakia

Studying in Slovakia, with its varied history of invasions will give you a taste of the ancient conflicts that have marked Europe. This landlocked Central European country has the highest number of castles per capita in the world, from simple ruins to well-preserved, furnished castles. There are also well-preserved examples of wooden folk architecture, like wooden churches and the tallest wooden altar in the world.

Visit Bratislava, the capital, with its beautifully restored historical center full of Gothic and Renaissance churches, cobblestone streets and lively nightlife. If you prefer the outdoors, head out to hike in one of the nine national parks in Slovakia, with beautiful vistas and great winter sports. Explore the many caves, some of which are UNESCO listed, and the intriguing rocky formations and waterfalls.

When you need some downtime, there are many thermal springs and lakes in Slovakia that offer curative properties and ample opportunity for relaxation.

Where do we operate programs in Slovakia

What type of programs can you do in Slovakia


Studying in Slovakia, with its varied history of invasions, from the Huns to the Romans, will give you a taste of the ancient conflicts that have marked Europe.


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.


In Slovakia there are plenty of activities to enjoy in your spare time, whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast, a history buff, or someone looking for cultural experiences. Here are some things you can do in Slovakia:

  • Explore Spiš Castle: One of the largest castle sites in Central Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Trek in the High Tatras: This mountain range is the highest in the Carpathian chain and offers some of Europe’s most beautiful hiking trails.
  • Relax in Thermal Baths: There are many natural hot springs in Slovakia to try out!
  • Try Traditional Slovak Food: Eat at a local “”koliba”” and try dishes like Bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheep cheese) or pirohy (stuffed dumplings).

Recent Testimonials

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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.

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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.

Slovakia FAQs

Is it Safe to Travel to Slovakia?

Slovakia is generally regarded as a safe destination for travelers. While its crime rate is relatively low, occasional petty crimes like pickpocketing might occur, especially in popular tourist areas and larger cities. As in any country, visitors must exercise standard travel precautions, remain aware of their surroundings, and secure personal belongings. Checking up-to-date travel advisories before visiting is always a good practice.

Do You Need a Visa to Travel to Slovakia

Citizens from many countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, do not need a visa for 90 days or less short stays in Slovakia under the Schengen Area agreement. EU Citizens also do not need a visa to travel to Slovakia. Depending on your program of interest, the World Endeavors team can help answer any visa questions you have. Just contact us, and we’ll help you with your visa requirements!

Where is Slovakia?

Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria to the west, the Czech Republic to the northwest, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, and Hungary to the south. Its capital, Bratislava, is located in the southwestern part of the country, near the borders with Austria and Hungary.

What Language Do They Speak in Slovakia?

In Slovakia, the official language is Slovak. Slovak is a West Slavic language closely related to Czech, and the two languages are mutually intelligible to a large extent. While Slovak is the predominant language spoken throughout the country, there are also minority languages spoken by various ethnic groups, such as Hungarian in the southern regions close to the Hungarian border. English and German are also commonly learned as second languages, especially among the younger population and in tourist areas.

What is Slovakia Known for?

In Central Europe, Slovakia is renowned for its scenic High Tatras mountains and lush national parks. Its landscape is dotted with historic castles like Spiš. Bratislava, the capital, exudes medieval charm. Traditional dances, songs, and dishes like bryndzové halušky reveal its cultural richness. Iconic wooden churches, therapeutic spa towns, and enthusiasm for ice hockey further mark its distinctive character.

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