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Croatia provides exciting new opportunities to bring classroom subjects alive.  We offer ready-made or bespoke courses to support educational enrichment and attainment in a range of subjects including Geography,  History and Business Studies.

Croatia is a wonderfully compact country with a rich variety of physical geography to study.    Our programmes include visits to areas of outstanding natural beauty and rich bio-diversity including the Dalmatian coast and its islands, the UNESCO world heritage Plitvice Lakes, the coastal Dinaric Alps and the fragile floodplain ecosystem of Lonjsko Polje.   Students are also introduced to the history, traditions and lifestyles that have shaped each of these landscapes.  

Students will also have the opportunity to consider contemporary issues of nationhood and governance following Croatia's transition from Yugoslavian socialism to capitalism and its recent joining of the EU.   Rich in natural resources and a front line state dealing with the migrant crisis in SE Europe, Croatia also provides perfect subject matter for the study of conservation, sustainability and the effects of population flows; key areas in the 'global systems and global governance ' section of the A Level Geography syllabus. 

Select from one of more of the following to create your own, bespoke programme.   If you wish, add a day of kayaking or sightseeing around the ancient walled cities of Split, Trogir or Zadar.  You choose. 

 

BUSINESS STUDIES

Visit Varaždin, Croatia's old capital and one of the most beautiful baroque towns in Eastern Europe for your Business Studies trip.

We have teamed up with a range of manufacturers and producers in Varaždin with global and regional export markets who will host your students’ visit. As well as learning about production processes and business structures and objectives students will gain a unique insight into the challenges faced by the EU’s newest member as it transitions from a socialist to a market economy.

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Coastal Landscapes

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  • Coastal areas as a valuable economic and environmental resource
  • Coastal management and conservation
  • Distinctive coastal landforms (concordant/dalmatian submergent)
  • Key features of erosion and deposition

 

 

Rivers and Floodplains - Croatia

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  • River hydrology - Ox-bow lakes and meanders
  • The impact of annual flooding on physical and human geography
  • A unique wet-land economy
  • Rare flora and fauna adapted to niche ecosystems
  • Subsistence agriculture and sustainable local economies
  • Managing conflicting demands of tourism and sustainability

Ecosystems Under Stress

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  • Human impact on the coastal environment
  • Ecology and life cycles of endangered species
  • Visits to rescue centers of dolphins, sea-turtles and griffin vultures
  • Scientific research methods – boat trip to record and ID dolphins
  • Physical and chemical properties of the sea
  • Ecology of Adriatic fish, fishing methods and importance to human diet

Coastal Mountains

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  • Plitvice Lakes, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Zavižan Weather Stn at 1,676m
  • Coastal and continental climate zones
  • Kuterevo Bear Sanctuary and traditional music
  • Karst phenomena including caves, canyons, waterfalls, sink holes, karren
  • Depopulation and sustainable development through agritourism
  • Velebit botanical garden

The group was more polite and respectful to staff and peers.

A Teacher

A number of challenging pupils unexpectedly excelled and fully involved themselves throughout.

A Teacher

I think my teamwork skills have improved – I know I can work with AND laugh well with people who are not my friends.

A Student

My biggest achievement was working as a part of team because I often want to be in charge all the time but I managed to co-operate very well.

A Student