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Being a northern country, Latvia experiences fairly long, dark winters (November to February). gas water heater reviews 2012 It is not generally extremely cold or snowy; averaging around minus ten degrees Celsius, but temperatures can reach minus twenty for a few days each year. Spring is lovely with plenty of flowers and blooming fruit trees and shrubbery. Summer is the favourite season of most Latvians because of long "white" nights and warm temperatures, averaging a pleasant 20 degrees. However, it is not unusual to have periods of temperatures around 30 degrees. Fall is popular with nature lovers due to the colourful leaves and plentiful wild mushrooms to be had in the forests. Latvia is a very lush green country for a good reason – it rains quite a lot. Be sure to bring a sturdy umbrella for year-round use, warm clothes and sturdy, waterproof boots from September to March/April.

Latvian is the official state language of Latvia. electricity billy elliot instrumental Latvian belongs to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family. Although the official state language is Latvian, you will easily get around with a command of Russian and English, as a large part of the population of Riga is Russian-speaking, and most Latvians do understand Russian. In Riga and other bigger cities you can use English as well.

Based on the data provided by the European diploma recognition network ENIC/NARIC, the Academic Information Centre of Latvia determines whether a certificate/diploma or an academic degree awarded in a foreign country can be equated to a similar qualification in Latvia. In cases when the document being assessed does not satisfy the standards of the certificates/diplomas or academic degrees awarded in Latvia, the assessment report states what additional requirements must be met to achieve the required compliance. Based on the assessment report, the institution of higher education to which the student has applied can take a decision about enrolment.

The cost of studies depends on the institution and the programme being followed. gas near me cheap The range is from less than 1,600 EUR per year in certain bachelor’s degree programmes (3-4 years of studies) to 15,000 EUR per year for a degree in Dentistry (5 years) to 25,600 EUR for Executive MBA degree. Detailed information on tuition fees is provided with each study programme description in the studyinlatvia.lv database.

According to the EURES (European Employment services) data on living and working conditions in Latvia, the country has a fairly low standard of living as compared to other European countries, so students from abroad may be used to spending more on their lifestyle. Average food prices include: meat – EUR 6/kg; frankfurters, sausages – EUR 5/kg; chicken – EUR 4.5/kg; cheese – EUR 6-15/kg; milk – EUR 0.8/litre; bread – EUR 0.5-1; potatoes – EUR 0.5/kg; beer price in shops – EUR 1-2/500 ml). An average restaurant meal costs between EUR 7 and EUR 30. The ERASMUS+ grant set by the European Commission for European Voluntary Service participants on exchanges to Latvia is set at 550 EUR per month.

Health insurance requirements are linked to visa and residence issues. gas finder rochester ny This means that there are different requirements, depending on the country of citizenship. For practical advice on insurance, please ask the international relations division of the university at which you intend to enrol. Please read this brief introduction to health insurance requirements, information on the European Health Insurance Card as well as the list of insurance companies in Latvia that provide foreign travel insurance policies.

Procedures for obtaining visas and residence permits differ for citizens of different countries. For assistance in receiving visas and residence permits, please contact the international affairs department of the university at which you wish to study. Please read this brief introduction to procedures applicable, according to your country of citizenship.

Some universities have their own student dormitories, others provide assistance with housing search (studyinlatvia.lv database provides information on accomodation arrangments offered by each university in the section on Provider information). You should ask the foreign student advisor at your chosen university for advice, since the housing market in Latvia is not very easy to navigate even for locals.

Upon arrival at the university, the student meets with university representatives in order to become acquainted with the programme and to receive answers to any questions. electricity year 4 Most frequently it is the staff of the external relations division or members of the student council who look after visiting students. The wellbeing of students is important to each university, thus universities take care to inform foreign students about university life and to involve them in social activities. Latvian students have always been helpful and friendly. Most often it is the student councils which organize student activities and social life, and membership in these student organizations is open to foreign students as well.

Business hours: Shops are usually open Monday to Friday 8/10am-6/8pm. r gasquet tennis Some have reduced working hours on Saturdays and Sundays and a few stores close on Sunday. Stores located in shopping centres usually have the same working hours throughout the week. Most food shops stay open until 10pm and are also open on Sunday. Central offices of banks are open 9am to 5pm. Several banks have neighbourhood service centres that have opening hours into the evening and on week-ends.