Language & Culture
Romanian culture is rich and has an interesting position as the meeting point between the Balkans, Central Europe, and Eastern Europe. From the arts to cuisine, Romania has a ton to offer in terms of culture. The country also has an intriguing history that students in the humanities will find especially exciting. For instance, the oldest cave drawing in Central and Eastern Europe are in a Romanian cave. The Dada art movement was founded by two Romanian artists. Transylvania is also home to the world’s largest salt mine museum. These are just a few of the reasons why Romania is such a unique study abroad location.
Many students will be interested in learning Romanian, which is the official language of the country as well as Moldova. You’ll be able to take Romanian in different levels within a dedicated department at a university. If you want to seriously take Romanian, you should consider doing a preparatory language program, which takes a full year for undergraduates and six months for post-grad students. These programs allow you to then take coursework in Romanian.
Romania is the ninth largest wine producer in the world--so be prepared for some great wine, as well as plum brandy and beer. Romanian food consists of meat--heavy meals supported by vegetable side dishes. “Borsch” is a typical Romanian lunch, which is a hearty cabbage soup with bran. Also don’t miss out on “Papanasi,” which is a fried or boiled pastry served with jam and sour cream!
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The Study in Romania portal is developed and hosted by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), within the framework of the "Internationalisation, equity and institutional management for a quality higher education" (IEMU) project. The portal aims to offer a high quality data base with the existing educational offer of Romanian universities.