Although international students choose university cities based on the quality of higher education they provide, one cannot deny that some of the most important and formative times of student years actually take place outside of the classroom.
In this article, you'll find tips on student organizations, opportunities and links to get you oriented in Slovak student life, as well as various perks available to students in Slovakia.
There are several international and national student organisations for students in Slovakia.
In our country, ESN has sections at these universities or university towns:
ESN Sections are here to help and to make international students´ time in Slovakia worth it, they organise seminars and presentations, trips, cultural and social activities and much more throughout the academic year. To add, they provide a buddy system - Slovak volunteers are assigned to international students who are interested in participating in this system and help them throughout their whole stay in Slovakia.
Several international cards can be used in the Slovak Republic.
These cards enable students to be eligible for discounts on transport, accommodation, restaurants, cinemas, concerts, museums and exhibitions.
For students, the most advantageous is the worldwide recognised students’ card ISIC (International Student Identity Card) and for teachers the worldwide recognised teachers’ card ITIC (International Teacher Identity Card).
Anyone aged under 26 ,can ger the European Youth Card (in Slovak "Karta EURO 26) offering their holders’ various discounts on anything from train/ bus/ plane tickets to cinema tickets. The cardholders may also buy health insurance for more favourable prices.
The cards can be bought in the offices of CKM 2000 TRAVEL.