Program Overview

One of Croatia’s first private institutes of higher learning, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) was established in 2002, providing undergraduate degrees in management and economics with options for specialization as well as finance, marketing, and accounting. Along with a Master of Arts in Economics curriculum, ZŠEM maintains a graduate program that offers MBAs in management, marketing, human resource management, and other areas. As the largest private university in Croatia, ZŠEM has been named the nation’s top business school for five years running and sits in the top 5% of business schools in the world. The Zagreb School of Economics and Management has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 2013.


The Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) is renowned as one of Croatia’s leading institutions, offering top-tier business education with globally recognized accreditations. Students at ZSEM are exposed to a modern curriculum combined with real-world business scenarios, enhancing their practical understanding of the global market. ZSEM’s collaborations with numerous global institutions give students the edge of international exposure.


  • Strong academic standing
  • Passport and visa are correct and up to date.
  • Have courses selected to ensure that any study plan can be completed during the time of your enrollment.


Ranked by UNESCO as one of the world’s most peaceful countries and a hidden gem among Mediterranean destinations, Croatia is a sight to behold for any traveler. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world line Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, while the interior of the country is punctuated by the soaring peaks of the Dinaric Alps. Forests blanket half the country, with idyllic karst springs and lakes tinted turquoise and mint green by dolomite and limestone providing hidden retreats for locals and tourists alike.

ZSEM is located in peaceful northwestern Zagreb, combining the serenity of the suburbs with the bustle of an urban campus. Just a half-hour tram ride away from campus lies downtown Zagreb, an energetic culture hub. Zagreb’s bright orange skyline is dotted with countless ornate neo-Renaissance buildings like the Croatian National Theatre and the Museum Mimara. The gregarious traveler will especially enjoy the lively Dolac Market or the Trg Bana Jelačića, a square at the heart of the city where all Zagrebers mix and mingle every day. Chic and opulence come together in Zagreb to make for an unforgettable travel experience.


Students are housed in shared apartments located close to campus.

Life in Zagreb

Zagreb is the modern heart of the newest member of the European Union. One of the largest financial and industrial centers in the Balkans, Zagreb continues to grow into the 21st century. Home to the national museums of Croatia, world class opera halls and some of the largest festivals in the region.

One of the largest populations of students in the Balkans where English is used as a common language, this location offers students the ability to live in a world class city that is incredibly manageable. Seen as a growing gastronomical destination this city has something for everyone.

Support whilst in Croatia

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!


After successful completion of a program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by ZSEM, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

All programs offered to international students at ZSEM are taught in English and most people in Croatia have a decent command of English, but some Croatian is always helpful.


Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Each student in this program takes up to 4 courses for 3 or 4 credits each.

What's Included/ Costs


  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: a full load comprised of up to 4 courses per semester
  • Academic transcript from Zagreb School of Economics and Management
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


  • Round-trip transportation to Zagreb, Croatia
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Croatia (Zagreb School of Economics and Management)
Cost: $13,270

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: September 2nd – December 20th

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2024

Spring Semester 2025: January 30th – May 23rd

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2024

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


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


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


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


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.

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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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