Romanians trace their heritage back to the Romans. Joining NATO in 2007, they see their future as firmly within the Euro-Atlantic family within the European Union. Nowhere in Eastern Europe confronts prejudices quite like Romania but one will soon realise that it is nothing far from outstanding and well developed European country like many well-known destinations in Europe.
Climate and Nature :
Romania has a temperate climate, similar to the north-eastern United States, with four the distinct seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn Winters. With preserved medieval towns such as Sighişoara and many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend; the area is ringed by the Carpathian Mountains, which are popular among the adventurous for trekking, climbing, skiing and bathing in natural thermal spas offering a serine heaven offering many of nature’s treasures perfect for the exploring mind.
Romania has a well-developed railway network that covers virtually the whole country with several bus companies that offer fast and inexpensive connections between Romania’s main cities. The modern air ports with good connections to all major countries, is similar to what you normally find in any developed European country.
Living, Shopping & Social life :
Romania offers plenty of probabilities to visit great places, to do some souvenirs shopping and mingling with the locals. Romania offers a rich and diverse cultural and social life. Romania is a hierarchical society where age and position are respected where older people are viewed as wise since they have earned life experience. Living cost in Romania is relatively cheaper compared to EU member countries which also makes it a suitable destination for students. There are plenty of shopping centres malls and clubs where students have fun during weekends taking a break from their busy student life.
Romania is famous for its tasty food and wines. Most people go to restaurant with the intention of having a rich, traditional dinner which is classic in Romania. They are famous for full-bodied soups, and they like to keep food 100% natural. The traditional Romanian foods are meat-based so, if you are a vegetarian, your choices might be restricted in rural areas but urban areas are full of modern restaurants that offer vegetarian menus. There is McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and food from the international cuisine, like Italian food, Chinese or Mexican food. Romanian wines are very tasty and Tuica, the most popular drink in Romania, is made of plums, apples or peaches and is as strong as whiskey.
International direct dialling service is available throughout Romania. Mobile service operators provide good network coverage both on its territory and on territorial waters. Romania has several Internet access providers with coverage almost everywhere in the country.
Sports and Recreation :
Oină is a Romanian traditional sport and in many ways similar to baseball but Football is surely the most popular sport. Aside football; there are various other sports including handball, basketball, rugby union, tennis and gymnastics. There are endless ways to enjoy in recreational actives like hiking cycling and camping.
With all Romania has to offer, it is not a wonder why it remains a highly attractive country for international students to pursue their higher education.