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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Croatia

Studying abroad in Croatia offers a unique blend of academic excellence, rich history, and stunning natural landscapes. With a growing reputation for high-quality education, Croatia’s universities provide a range of programs taught in English, spanning fields such as engineering, humanities, tourism, and more. The country’s commitment to research and innovation is reflected in its modern facilities and dedicated faculty, making it an appealing destination for international students seeking a well-rounded education.

Beyond academics, Croatia’s captivating culture and picturesque scenery contribute to an enriching study abroad experience. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a blend of Mediterranean and Eastern European influences, exploring historic cities like Dubrovnik, charming coastal towns, and lush national parks. The Adriatic Sea offers a stunning backdrop for relaxation and exploration, while the country’s warm hospitality ensures a welcoming atmosphere for students. Studying in Croatia provides a unique combination of academic growth and cultural discovery, making it an increasingly sought-after destination for students seeking a truly distinctive study abroad adventure.

WHY STUDY IN CROATIA

Opting to study abroad in Croatia offers a compelling mix of academic excellence and unparalleled cultural exploration. These institutions are known for their commitment to research and innovation, offering students the chance to engage with cutting-edge advancements in their fields while gaining a valuable international perspective.

The country’s mix of ancient architecture, pristine coastline, and vibrant cities like Zagreb and Dubrovnik offer a dynamic backdrop for both academic pursuits and leisure activities. The warm Mediterranean climate, coupled with the welcoming nature of Croatians, makes for a comfortable and inclusive experience. Studying in Croatia provides an unmatched opportunity to broaden your horizons and create lasting memories.

HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING IN CROATIA

Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Croatia:

  • Immerse yourself in Croatia’s rich history by exploring ancient cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Dubrovnik’s Old Town, and well-preserved Roman ruins.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking Adriatic coastline, with crystal-clear waters, picturesque islands, and opportunities for water sports, sailing, and relaxation.
  • Experience a blend of Mediterranean and Eastern European cultures, reflected in the cuisine, traditions, and architecture, fostering a unique and diverse environment.
  • Benefit from high-quality education at institutions recognized for their academic rigor, offering a wide range of programs in English to cater to international students.

Our Croatia Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Croatia below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Croatia.

Study Abroad seaside view in Croatia
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

Location

About Zagreb

Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, exudes a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. Nestled between the slopes of Medvednica Mountain and the fertile plains of the Sava River, Zagreb offers a captivating mix of historic architecture, bustling markets, and cultural treasures. Stroll through its cobbled streets and you’ll encounter grand neo-Renaissance buildings, like the Croatian National Theatre and St. Mark’s Church with its distinctive tiled roof

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Semester Study in Croatia (Zagreb School of Economics and Management) | $13,270
Summer Study in Croatia (Zagreb School of Economics and Management) | $4,300

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • 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.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.

Housing

Students are housed in shared apartments located close to campus.

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 CROATIA

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.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

SEARCH

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT INFORMATION

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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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World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!