Croatia
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WELCOME NOTE

 DRAGI PRIJATELJI DOBRODOŠLI!
DEAR FRIENDS WELCOME!

Are you a basic fan who only clicked this page because "OH MY GOD KING's LANDING!" - then you are in the right place to get educated

CroMSIC Croatia is welcoming you to our small but friendly country. Each and every one of us will passionately do its best to make your Croatian experience unforgettable. Read about our country, tradition, culture, natural beauties, health care and educational system.  

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OVERVIEW

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands.

Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and Slovenia to the northwest. Part of the territory in the extreme south surrounding Dubrovnik is a practical exclave connected to the rest of the mainland by territorial waters but separated on land by a short coastline strip belonging to Bosnia and Herzegovina around Neum.

Most of Croatia has a moderately warm continental climate. The coldest parts of the country are Lika and Gorski Kotar. The warmest areas of Croatia are at the Adriatic coast and especially in its immediate hinterland characterised by the Mediterranean climate, as the temperature highs are moderated by the sea.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

In Croatia, there are 69 hospitals and health resorts to 3 Clinical Hospital Center, 4 University Hospitals and 7 clinics, 22 general hospitals, 27 specialized hospitals, 2 spas and 3 private hospitals. The number of hospital beds in the period from 1990 - 2000. Decreased approximately 24%. In the year 2004, there were 24.549 hospital beds. In the hospitals, 726.320 persons are treated per year.

Croatia is with 276 doctors per 100.000 people below the average for transition countries and the European Union. Lack of physician order for Croatia could be a long-term problem, which indicates the decreasing interest of young people to study medicine. In Croatian hospitals, there are about 7.000 doctors, and in the four main branches of medicine, internal, surgery, gynaecology and paediatrics, are missing 925 specialists. In Croatia, there are 16.956 doctors in total, of whom 12.149 work in health care facilities, while others work for the pharmaceutical industry or in other sectors.

According to data from Croatian Health Insurance Institute high blood pressure, diabetes, malignant disease, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, elevated blood fats and diseases of organs of movement are the most common reasons for Croatian citizens to search medical help. In 2008. year, 52.367 people died, and that more men than women. Of that number, 26.506 people died of cardiovascular diseases, and 12.853 of them from cancer. Other common causes of death are injuries and poisoning, diseases of the respiratory and digestive organs. Today, a child born in Croatia has a great chance to experience 79 years if female and 72 if male. In Croatia, there are more than 185.000 blood donors, which means that over 100 people come to four donors.

KBC Zagreb

KBC Rijeka

KBC Split

KBC Osijek

 

MEDICAL EDUCATION
Primary education in Croatia starts at the age of six or seven and consists of eight grades. In 2007 a law was passed to increase free but not compulsory education until eighteen years of age. Compulsory education consists of eight grades (Elementary School). Secondary education is provided by gymnasiums and vocational schools. 
 
The course of the study of medicine lasts six years. The curriculum leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree in Croatia comprises mandatory general premedical courses, as well as four major groups of professional courses in basic medical sciences, pre-clinical medicine, clinical medicine and public health.
TRANSPORTATION

The highlight of Croatia's recent infrastructure developments is its rapidly growing highway network. Croatia has now over 1,200 km of highways connecting Zagreb to most other regions. The best-known highways are A1, connecting Zagreb to Split and A3, passing east-west through northwest Croatia and Slavonia. 

Croatia has an extensive railway network, although because of historical circumstances, some regions (notably Istria and even more so Dubrovnik) are not accessible by train without passing through neighbouring countries. 

The inter-city bus network (operated by private operators) is extensively developed, with higher levels of coverage and timetables than the railways.

Croatia has three major international airports, located in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik. Other important airports include Zadar, Rijeka (on the island of Krk), Osijek, Bol, Lošinj and Pula.

An extensive system of ferries serves Croatia's many islands and links coastal cities. Ferry services to Italy are also available.

SOCIAL PROGRAM
The social program is organised by the LCs. The best ones are during the summer months, but we always do our best to prepare something for every incoming student, regardless of the month. All of the information will be provided to you, weeks before arrival, by the LEO, LORE and CPs.
MUST SEE
Countless popular travel websites can’t all be wrong when they say that Croatia is the latest „it“ destination.
Who wouldn’t want to visit the land where Khaleesi’s dragons from Game of Thrones first took flight?And even if you’re not a fan of the show, which regulary shoots in Dubrovnik, you won’t  be  disappointed  with  what  Croatia  has  to  offer. The  country’s  rich  history,  tradition  and culture will surely impress you.  
Here's a fun article sarcastically titled "19 Reasons Summer in Croatia Will Ruin Your Life" to get you hooked, and then keep scrolling to see what we've selected as the must see spots in our country:



Dubrovnik
 
Having visited Dubrovnik, the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw wrote: “Those who search for paradise on earth should come and see Dubrovnik”.
 It is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and a treasure - trove of cultural - historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand-year existence.
 In the past, it was a City-Republic, and alongside Venice one of the most famous cultural-economic centers on the Mediterranean. It’s known of being one of the most romantic cities in the world.


Plitvicka jezera (Plitvice lakes)

The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes continue today. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.


Istrian peninsula

A large, triangular peninsula pointing down into the northern Adriatic, Istria (in Croatian, “Istra”) represents Croatian tourism at its most developed. In recent decades the region’s proximity to Western Europe has ensured an annual influx of sun-seeking package tourists, with Italians, Germans, Austrians and what seems like the entire population of Slovenia flocking to the mega-hotel developments that dot the coastline. Istrian beaches – often rocky areas that have been concreted over to provide sunbathers with a level surface on which to sprawl – lack the appeal of the out-of-the-way coves that you’ll find on the Dalmatian islands, yet the hotel complexes and rambling campsites have done little to detract from the essential charm of the Istrian coast, with its compact towns of alley-hugging houses grouped around spear-belfried churches. Meanwhile, inland Istria is an area of rare and disarming beauty, characterized by medieval hilltop settlements and stone-built villages.

Zlatni rat beach

The Zlatni Rat, often referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn (translated from the local Chakavian dialect), is a spit of land located about 2 kilometres (1 mile) west from the harbour town of Bol on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brac, in the region of Dalmatia. It is the most frequent motif on Croatian postcards and attracts visitors from all over the world with its unique shape.

Zlatni rat penetrates the sea almost vertically and changes its shape, location and length depending on the influence of the wind and sea currents. Zlatni rat beach is much more than a postcard motif; it is the most famous windsurfing beach in Croatia, ideal for fun and socializing during the entire day. You can either have an active holiday or relax on the beach, the latter being especially popular among younger people.

Baranja

Bordered by the Drava and the Danube rivers and divided by Croatian-Hungarian state border, in the east charmed by a swamp, in the south and southeast sheltered by mouths of the river and in the north and northeast open for connection via wine roads and paths – Baranja is even today quite closed, almost secluded, more mystical than ever before. Despite old bridges having been renovated and new ones being built, regardless of the fact that it is dappled with several international road routes and that it is becoming an ever more interesting tourist destination – at this day Baranja manages to preserve a unique note since its people jealously keep their existential secrets. Owing to this still existent ethnographic magic which can be read from the faces of people living outside main roads, Baranja is capable of attracting, yet never revealing itself to the fullest.


CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

For the rich Croatian culture and tradition, we ask a little help from Wikipedia :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Croatia 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Croatia uses the standard European 2 point plugs. Plugs deliver a voltage of 220 volts AC with a frequency of 50 Hertz.

In Croatia it is illegal to take any kind of recreational drugs. The legal drinking age is 18 for alcoholic drinks. Selling cigarettes to minors (persons under 18 years of age) is prohibited. Note that smoking is not allowed in public places, unless explicitly specified (e.g. some café bars and restaurants have separate areas for smokers).

Every student is responsible for getting his/her own visa. We can provide you with the Invitation Letter. You can check your visa requirements on the Ministry of foreign affairs website: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview