Living in Slovenia

05/11/11

Living in Slovenia

Slovenia is a safe, hospitable, picturesque country with a variety of landscapes. This makes the country a perfect place for sports and recreation. It has many attractive ski resorts. Slovenia's countryside spells adventure for horseriders, hikers, mountaineers, cyclists, hunters and fishermen, and our golf courses attract even the most demanding golfers.

 

There are 15 natural spas scattered throughout the country. Fans of water sports can enjoy the diversity of Slovenia’s lakes, rivers and the Adriatic coast. 

 

You can explore our rich history and culture by visiting some of the many museums, castles, churches and galleries. In the evening you can enjoy yourself at one of our casinos, cinemas, theatres or opera houses. Throughout the year, the historic town centres are alive with concerts, puppet shows, exhibitions and other events.

 

The variety of culinary traditions is demonstrated by more than 1,200 national dishes, accompanied by high-quality Slovenian wines. 

 

The most frequently spoken foreign languages in Slovenia are English, German and Italian.

 

Public transport is well organised and the telecommunications network is reliable and technologically sophisticated. The internet and mobile telephony are readily available. The healthcare system is well developed and we have one of the lowest crime rates in the world. 

 

More information for tourists: 

 

 

More information for foreigners that plan to live and work in Slovenia (in English, French, Spanish, Russian etc.)

 

International Schools

In Slovenia there are also international nursery schools, primary schools and secondary schools operating according to various European curricula (except for QSI, which is a branch of the US-based worldwide network of schools and therefore teaches the American curriculum). Of course, all these schools will also teach your child some Slovene and many also have informative lectures in Slovenian traditions and culture.

 

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Since 1992, more than 50 international bilateral agreements have been signed by Slovenia on education, culture, and science, more than 30 programmes and some protocols. These documents pave the way for an easier and more efficient co-operation of Slovenia with the greater part of European and some non-European countries at all levels and in all areas of education. In particular, the various forms of direct links and exchanges, from secondary school students, university students to teachers, professors, and experts have been encouraged.