Croatia Study Abroad Program
Dubrovnik is the southern most city in Croatia and is a prominent tourist destination on the Adriatic Sea along the Dalmatian Coast. Dubrovnik has an international airport of its own, and a local bus system connecting all Dubrovnik neighborhoods. Croatia borders Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro and is across the sea from Italy.
The Department of Computer Science at RIT will offer two CS courses each spring at ACMT. A selection of Liberal Arts, Science, and Free Electives courses are also available. Traditionally the CS courses offered are electives (Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Robot Programming). All classes at ACMT are taught in English and all staff personnel at the college speak both English and Croatian.
Students will be accompanied at ACMT by a CS faculty member who will teach the two CS courses. The Liberal Arts, Science and Free Elective courses will be taught by ACMT faculty in English. Students are registered with RIT as full-time students while on study abroad.
All RIT students in Dubrovnik will have a student mentor from ACMT. The mentor will work with the students on basic language, customs, culture, and will be the point person for all questions.
Students will share apartments in Dubrovnik which will most likely be arranged by the staff at ACMT. Rent for a two-bedroom apartment averages around 600 euro ($850 USD) for the term. Many apartments are within walking distance of the college. The local bus service is very reliable and students can purchase a monthly bus pass for approximately $10 USD.
Students pay the full-time day college tuition rate to RIT. Students will also be charged a non-refundable program fee to help cover events and trips while in Croatia. Meals, airfare, local transportation, housing, and other miscellaneous expenses are the responsibility of the student.
Students currently receiving financial aid may be able to use their aid for overseas study and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid should also consult with a financial aid advisor to discuss financing options. Regardless of your situation, students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid at RIT to discuss the program costs before committing to the program.
Students are required to be covered by a health plan while in Dubrovnik, either through their family plan or by purchasing RIT student health insurance.
ACMT requires all international students to attend a mandatory orientation the week before classes start in March. Students are free to travel through Europe before the orientation, but are expected to arrive in Dubrovnik by the designated orientation date.
Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements for this program. Check out the useful links page for more information on flights.