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Overview of Study Abroad Programs 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. Romania’s long history of human settlement – the oldest known human remains found here date back 40 000 years – lend a depth and timelessness to the cities and villages you will explore when you study here.

Romania’s temperate climate and four distinct seasons mean you can study here at any time of year and take time out to explore the terrain of mountains, plains and forests. Situated at a crossroads of Europe, this unique country blends Balkan influences, Roman heritage and a communist past to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad experience.


With some of the lowest tuition fees in Europe, Romania offers a cost-effective study abroad option. Higher education in Romania has an excellent global reputation, and its highly regarded faculty and educational institutions are the reason increasing numbers of students choose this European country as a study destination.

And when you’re not in class, many of the old churches, castles and mountain trails are free, while entrance to museums and other places of interest is reasonably priced. Featuring a wealth of architectural styles from its storied past, even a stroll to the local bakery for one of the traditional Romanian pastries will offer a sightseeing banquet.


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

  • Because Romania is one of the most cost-effective European countries to study in, your budget will stretch further and allow you to explore its picturesque villages and natural beauty
  • Romania is centrally located, so you can use it as a base to discover other parts of Europe
  • Develop your connections with fellow globally-minded students and broaden your network for future career opportunities
  • Immerse yourself in the many music and film festivals that Romania hosts throughout the year and grow your appreciation of multicultural Europe

Our Study Abroad Programs

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

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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 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.


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.

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.


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.


Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

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.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, 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.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

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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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!


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


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


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


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