The Economic Summer Programme is taking place in Cyprus, a modern cosmopolitan country with growing economy and numerous advantages for students, such as:
- English widely spoken
- Member of the Eurozone
- Short domestic distances
- Centuries of history and culture
- Large variety of captivating activities
- Natural beauty
- Year-round sunshine
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, lying at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Its unique geographic position has been playing an important role in its development since antiquity.
Cyprus has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with year-round sunshine and mild winters. Snow falls only in the Troodos Mountains in the central part of the island. Winters are mostly rainy and summers are generally dry, lasting from April to November.
- One of the fastest-growing EU economies with steady GDP growth
- The country has a consolidated modernised banking sector
- Tourism has continuously been the most robust of the country’s commercial sectors
- The real estate and construction sectors have shown remarkable growth in recent years
- Cyprus is a world-class international maritime hub offering competitive high-quality shipping services
For a relatively small island, Cyprus has an impressive combination of stunning coastlines and crystal clear waters, rolling mountains with beautiful waterfalls, peaceful picturesque villages, and fragrant forests – all these make the country a unique place for living and travelling.
The country’s pleasant weather throughout the year allows to enjoy different kinds of sports and outdoor activities, from swimming and kitesurfing to skiing, cycling, and playing golf!
QUALITY OF LIFE
Over the centuries, Cyprus has developed a distinct character, a result of harmoniously blended influences of different civilizations. Hundreds of archaeological sites and monuments are scattered throughout the island, representing the various periods of its history.
The country is known for its hospitality and friendliness, but also for its vibrant cosmopolitan environment, as well as social and cultural life with many local and international music, theatre, and cinema festivals, exhibitions, performances, and concerts.
Besides natural beauty and history, Cyprus offers a safe environment, with low-stress levels and crime rates.
Academic premises and students’ accommodations are both situated in the Curium Palace Hotel (Limassol).
The colonial-style building is located in the centre of Limassol. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms with a balcony, an outdoor pool, a conference hall, and other facilities. The distance to the nearest beach is 300 m, and the old city abundant in distinctive restaurants, cafés and bars is only a 15-minute walk away.