Latvia, on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, is bordered by Lithuania, Belarus, Estonia, and Russia. Latvia regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Experience first-hand the ways in which Latvians are making the transition to a market economy.
This program is offered through the International Relations Office of the University of Latvia (UL). You will enroll as a visiting international student at UL and may enroll in a variety of courses taught in English in the Baltic Study program or other University departments.
Riga (pop. 700,000), the capital of Latvia, is also the cultural and commercial center of the country and a major seaport. Founded in 1201 by German crusaders, Riga's old town retains a distinct West European/Hanseatic flavor.
HOUSING & MEALS
International students are housed in double rooms in student dormitories, Prima or Reznas. Both provide bedding, an internet connection and cable TV. Each floor has a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator, and a lounge area.
Meet with a peer adviser about the program. Check the link to see which programs have peer advisers this semester.
Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.
Get some video advice from past peer advisers about study abroad. Scroll down
View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.
Students can choose courses in a number of disciplines including Economy, History and Literature. To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - Latvia
Below you will find more information on program costs:
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You are encouraged to get involved in the life of the University through the Students' Union and student clubs and organizations. You can find information about student life here.
Latvia was one of the best experiences I have had. I learned a lot about Eastern Europe and was able to interact with different people. History is still reshaping itself there. -Stephanie
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.