Croatia Study Abroad
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 to three CS courses each spring semester at RIT Croatia. A selection of Liberal Arts, Science, and Free Electives courses are also available. Traditionally, the CS courses offered are electives (Introduction to Intelligent Systems and Mobile Robot Programming). All classes at RIT Croatia are taught in English and all staff personnel at the college speak both English and Croatian.
Students will be accompanied by a CS faculty member who will teach the CS courses. The Liberal Arts, Science and Free Elective courses will be taught by RIT Croatia faculty. Students are registered with RIT as full-time students while on study abroad.
All RIT students in Dubrovnik will have a student mentor from RIT Croatia. 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 RIT Croatia. 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 housing, events, and trips while in Croatia. Meals, airfare, local transportation, 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.
RIT Croatia requires all international students to attend a mandatory orientation the week before classes start. 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.
Students are required to obtain a Croatian Visa prior to departing for Dubrovnik in order to study and live in Croatia for the entire semester.