Erasmus+ mobility experience in SLOVENIA!
Erasmus+ mobility in Slovenia is a unique experience. Slovenia is a small country where you can improve your English level by talking to friendly Slovenian people or other Erasmus students. You can visit different parts of Slovenia in only one hour if you drive from the capital city Ljubljana, or second-largest city Maribor. Because of our great strategic position, you can travel to neighbouring countries very fast and cheap, and visit some of the great capital cities such as Budapest, Zagreb, Vienna, etc. We have organized various successful internships and professional visits in the past years and with this reason we have created an extensive network of companies in Slovenia and educational institutions on the European level. Erasmus students and teachers that visited Slovenia and had their Erasmus+ mobility here enjoyed the experience very much because of the unique combination of professional and personal aspects of the mobility.
Slovenia lies in the middle of Europe and is surrounded by Alps, Mediterranean Sea and Pannonian Basin. It has a very good strategic position thanks to the main traffic routes that connect Eastern and Western along with the Southern and Northern Europe. Therefore, it lies in the perfect position to enable you to experience the different cultures during your stay as they are close by and easily reachable.
Slovenia is a member of the European Union since 2004, which means that there are no restrictions for travelling between European Union Member States. It has one of the emerging and best developing economies in Europe. Being the part of the monetary Euro system also simplifies traveling to other member countries. However, the cost of living is still substantially lower than in other countries in northern Europe (traditional destinations for training/learning English), which ensures a more economical stay during your Erasmus+ mobility experience in Slovenia.
Most of the population has a medium to high level of English. This is particularly interesting for people who are set to improve their English proficiency. It is much easier to understand the language here than in English-speaking countries. It also facilitates language immersion and promotes the integration of those whose level of English is not high enough yet.
Skiing and mountain climbing is possible in the south of the country in the Alps, the east is more or less a flat land of Pannonian Basin, and then there is the coastline by the Adriatic Sea in the southwest part of the country with enough capacity to welcome a large number of tourists and local residents in the hot summer days. In the middle of the country lies the capital city of Slovenia – Ljubljana, its history goes back to the Roman times when the city was named Emona.
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia with about 300,000 inhabitants and it is one of the most dynamic cities in this part of Europe. It is a small but lively capital with a young atmosphere of the university city and the main intellectual centre of the country. It is a charming modern European capital where you can also discover the medieval architecture. A friendly and charming welcoming provided by local people and affordable cost of living will make it a unique Erasmus+ mobility experience in Slovenia with the help of our hands.
In the city of Maribor, you can find the oldest vine in the world which propels the city on the world map. Maribor is also well known for its yearly festival Lent where there are concerts of world star musicians and the whole city “lights up” with countless events all over the town. It is the second biggest city in Slovenia with endless possibilities of sport activities. Pohorje is just 15 minutes from the city centre – ski resort in winter time and a mountain bike and hiking paradise the rest of the year.
One of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Slovenia is Bled with its lake and island with church, which was rated by Lonely Planet as one of the 500 most beautiful places on Earth. Bled is located on the southern foot of the Karawanks mountain range near the border with Austria, about 50 km northwest of the capital Ljubljana. Just a fraction away from Lake Bled the densely forested Pokljuka and Jelovica plateaus are located, the easternmost parts of the Julian Alps. The river Sava Bohinjka leads up to the Bohinj basin, Lake Bohinj, and the Triglav massif.
Slovenia is the only country in Europe with coupons systems. This means that you can eat a nice student meal in certain restaurants in Ljubljana or in other cities in Slovenia for 2,5 EUR on average. The rest of the meal is subsidized by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. This is also one of the factors for your unique Erasmus+ mobility experience in Slovenia.