Program Overview

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.

Immerse yourself in student life at this contemporary campus with 21st century infrastructure and facilities, set within the walls of a medieval fortress.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Studying at the UAB in the charming city of Alba Iulia will give you a broader perspective on southeastern Europe, its rich history and diverse inhabitants. Make the most of the affordable cost of living here and explore all that this small but richly tapestried city has to offer, from historical monuments to colorful festivals, dances and delicious food. A little known fact is that Romania has one of the fastest internet speeds in the world, so you’ll never be left high and dry, whether you’re studying or relaxing.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approval received from the home university.
  • Current official undergraduate degree transcript.
  • Valid passport until at least 6 months after your program end date. Copy of your passport (photo page).
  • Most students will be required to obtain a study visa. The application process can be extensive but World Endeavors staff will walk you through it!

Location

Steep yourself in history as you explore the fortress of Alba Iulia, built in the 17th century, with its seven bastions in a stellar shape. This fortress not only contains the campus of the UAB, but the medieval Roman Catholic cathedral, the National History Museum of Unification and several other beautifully preserved historic buildings.

Immerse yourself in the warmth and generosity of the local citizens, with the many ethnic groups and the cross cultural pollination visible in the architecture and cuisine. Most of the younger Romanians speak English, so you will be able to build lifelong connections with your fellow students.

Housing

Students can opt to stay in one of the four modern Student Residence Halls, with shared bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Another option is for students to rent accommodation in off-campus apartments, which can be arranged with the assistance of the university.

Life in Alba Iulia

Set in the heart of Transylvania, bordered by the Mures River in the east and lush hills in the west, the small city of Alba Iulia dates from ancient times.

When you’re not on campus, take advantage of the affordable cost of living and savor Romanian cuisine: get some traditional Romanian mici sausages from street food vendors, or treat yourself to a gourmet meal at one of the top restaurants. Wherever you wander in this picturesque city, you will encounter the generous and welcoming spirit of the Romanians.

Support whilst in Romania

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!

Academic

Academic credit and transcripts are issued by the University of Alba Iulia after the successful completion of the program. The University of Alba Iulia is a fully-accredited, state-recognized institution of higher learning. Its teaching will help you develop the skills you need to succeed, with a mix of lecture-style tuition and practical experience.

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.

Eligibility

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

Courses at the University of Alba Iulia are lecture and seminar-based, with significant independent study expected. We recommend students take only four courses per semester. Students may take five courses per semester with approval from their Academic or Study Abroad Advisor first.

What's Included/ Costs

INCLUDED

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from the University of Alba Iulia 
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • Access to university facilities
  • 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

NOT INCLUDED

  • Round-trip transportation to ALBA IULIA
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Romania (University of Alba Iulia (UAB)
Cost: $7,000

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: October 02 - February 11, 2024

Application Deadline: July 15, 2024


Spring Semester 2025: February 19 - June 16, 2025

Application Deadline: November 15, 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.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

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

ACCOMMODATION

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

TEAM OF EXPERTS

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

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

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

ACADEMIC CREDIT

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

PEACE OF MIND

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

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.

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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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