Other useful information
You can find the information on visa on the page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Consular Division.
Citizens of the EU countries
Citizens of the EU countries are entitled to the same public health services as Slovenian citizens if they are covered by health insurance in their own country. In order to access the public health services in Slovenia, the student must have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Cards are issued by the national health insurance provider. Further information is available at the health insurance offices in your home country.
The citizens of non-EU countries
The citizens of non-EU are not covered by the Slovenian national health insurance. Students are requested to be covered by a Travel Insurance for the complete period of enrolment at the Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care.
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The language spoken in Slovenia is Slovenian. Most people in Slovenia speak English well and the Gorenjska region is no exception, being a famous tourist area. The lecturers employed at the ABFHC and selected mentors at health care organizations also speak English well.
Public transport is available between towns such as Ljubljana – Kranj – Jesenice where most of our clinical settings are located. The regular season schedule of buses and trains can be found online, for example at http://www.alpetour.si/ (bus company serving mostly Gorenjska region), http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/ (main bus station in Ljubljana), or at http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/ (railways). You can buy tickets at the bus and train stations, or directly on a bus or train.
Climate and surroundings:
Slovenia has four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. The climate varies slightly in areas near the coast, in the mountainous regions and in the east where the country is flat. Slovenia is famous for its mountains, lakes, expansive forests, unique caves, the sea and rivers. There are plenty of possibilities for spending your free time swimming in the sea and lakes, skiing during the winter, exploring the caves and forests, and visiting our cultural and historical sites. Slovenia offers a broad range of cultural activities. Bigger cities have a vibrant night life with theaters, cinemas, opera and dancing. Additional information is available online, for example at http://www.visitljubljana.si/ (website with tourist information for Ljubljana) and http://www.slovenia.info/ (similar, but for the whole country).