Category: Europe

York St John University Study Abroad 3

York St John University Study Abroad (3)

Like most international students from Germany I have met at St. John, I am studying English to be a teacher and therefore had to do a semester abroad in an English-speaking country. I couldn’t...

Germany country

German Question

German question, a political catchphrase that emerged at the beginning of the 19th century in the course of the wars of liberation, which describes the demand for a general national order in Germany and...

York St John University Study Abroad 2

York St John University Study Abroad (2)

From September 2015 to January 2016 I spent my semester abroad at York St. John University in England. I really wanted to study in England, so I decided to go to York for two...

Andorra Economy

Andorra Economy and History

ECONOMY The valley landscape is marked by fields of cereals, potatoes and vegetables; there are also numerous tobacco fields, the production of which feeds a manufacture of cigars and cigarettes for export. The primary...

Netherlands History Timeline

Netherlands History Timeline

The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe. The country consists of the 7 northern provinces of the historic Netherlands, whereas the 10 southern provinces seceded as Belgium in 1830. The country forms together...

Albania History

Albania History

Albania, which played a strategically important role as the gateway to the Adriatic Sea in the political history of Southeast Europe, was settled by Illyrian tribes since the Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). Via...

Crimea, Ukraine

Crimea, Ukraine

Crimea , the Ukrainian and Russian Krym, official Ukrainian name Avtonomna Respublika Krym, Russian Avtonomnaja Respublika Krym, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, peninsula and autonomous republic in the south of Ukraine, de facto incorporated into...

Traveling in Hungary

Traveling in Hungary

Hungary – traveling in the country Airplane: so-called air taxis are operated by the two companies Farnair Hungary and Jetstream. They start near the Ferihegy Terminal or onairport Tököl on the island of Csepel....

Travel to Poland

Travel to Poland

Area: 312,679 km² Residents: 38,427,000 (2016) Population density: 123 E / km² Form of Government: parliamentary republic System of Government: parliamentary democracy Neighboring countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia (exclave Kaliningrad) Capital: Warsaw (Warszawa) National language: Polish Religions: 90% Roman Catholic, 1.3%...

Cyprus Modern History

Cyprus Modern History

In the Greek-Cypriot part of the population elected Georgios Vassiliu (* 1931; supported by the Progressive Party of the Working People [AKEL]) in 1988, on February 14, 1993 Klerides (DISY) as President of the...

Lithuania Geography

Lithuania Geography

Lithuania – key data Area: 65,300 km² (of which land: 62,680 km², water: 2,620 km²) Population: 3.5 million (July 2011 estimate, CIA). Composition: Lithuanians 83.4%,Poland 6.7%, Russians 6.3%, others and no information 3.6% (2001...

Attractions in Estonia

Attractions in Estonia

Estonia – places of interest Estonia has a large number of the most varied of tourists attractions to offer. Visit smartercomputing for Top 10 Sights in Estonia. You should definitely not miss the old town...

Iceland Entry Requirements

Iceland Entry Requirements

General entry requirements Changed travel regulations during and after the corona pandemic Iceland has classified all countries except Greenland as high risk areas. Before leaving for Iceland, travelers must fill out a registration form, which asks for...

Macedonia Culture and Literature

Macedonia Culture and Literature

CULTURE: LITERATURE The earliest texts in Macedonian are also the earliest Paleoslav writings. The apostles of the Slavs, Cyril and Methodius, in fact used the Macedonian dialect in their writings, spoken NE of Thessaloniki...

Liechtenstein Country Overview

Liechtenstein Country Overview

Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, state in Central Europe, in the northern Alps to the right of the Alpine Rhine with (2018) 37,900 residents; The capital is Vaduz. Country facts Official name: Principality...

Lithuania History

Lithuania History

From the rise to a major European power to the end of the Polish-Lithuanian Union The ancestors of the Lithuanians already settled the lower reaches of the Memel and the Neris valley in prehistoric...

Germany Population

Germany Population

The population of Germany had, since ancient times, its main attraction area in the Middle Mountains. Here settled the major groups of those Germanic peoples who, coming from southern Scandinavia, managed to expand towards...

Iceland Arts and Music

Iceland Arts and Music

CULTURE: ART From the so-called “pagan” period (ca. 875-1000) only metal objects found in Viking tombs remain. Fragments of a Last Judgment engraved on wood (c. 1100; Reykjavík, National Museum) testify to the influence...

Popular Subjects in the Czech Republic

Popular Subjects in the Czech Republic

The close proximity to Germany, the impressive natural landscapes, the cultural and historical wealth of the cities, the traditional university landscape with its modern study system – there are many reasons that speak for...

Reasons for Studying in the Netherlands

Reasons for Studying in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is in the heart of Europe and therefore in the middle of European events. The country borders the North Sea and is one of the most densely populated territorial states in the...

Higher Education System in the Netherlands

Higher Education System in the Netherlands

Universities of applied sciences are very popular in the Netherlands. The so-called Hoger Beroepsonderwijs are called HBOs for short or simply Hogescholen. Here, students complete a practical course that prepares them for a specific...

Funding Options for Studying in the Netherlands

Funding Options for Studying in the Netherlands

After choosing the university and the study program, students are primarily concerned with the financing options for studying in the Netherlands. The financial preparation takes into account that the cost of living in the...

Grading System and Health Insurance in the Netherlands

Grading System and Health Insurance in the Netherlands

Grading System The universities in the Netherlands use traditionally a 10-point grading system, which applies even in the higher education. Since the highest grades correspond to absolute perfection, students rarely get them. That is...

Cultural Characteristics in the Netherlands Part II

Cultural Characteristics in the Netherlands Part II

Features of Dutch culture During a study abroad in the Netherlands, students get to know the big and small cultural differences to Germany up close. This not only includes innovative teaching methods that rely...

Cultural Characteristics in the Netherlands Part I

Cultural Characteristics in the Netherlands Part I

When you think of the Netherlands, you most likely think of endless fields of tulips or smoky coffee shops. However, this image does not even begin to do justice to our diverse neighboring country....

Cost of Living in the Netherlands

Cost of Living in the Netherlands

Preparing for a semester abroad in the Netherlands includes assessing the expenses for daily needs and for the monthly fixed costs. In a European comparison, the cost of living in the Netherlands tends to...

Application Process for Studying in the Netherlands

Application Process for Studying in the Netherlands

When preparing for study in the Netherlands, the question of when the Dutch universities need which application documents determines how to proceed. Depending on the study program, the contact point for applications is either...

Tuition Fees in the Netherlands

Tuition Fees in the Netherlands

Studying abroad in the Netherlands is not just about investing in a bicycle. The high quality study at the Dutch universities is financed by all students through annual fees. Tuition fees in the Netherlands...

Study System in the Netherlands

Study System in the Netherlands

The Netherlands are willing to invest in their successful education system. One of the largest single items in the overall budget is regularly available to the responsible Ministry for Education, Culture and Science. For...