European Experience in the Green Heart of Europe

Spend your summer in Slovenia, the green heart of Europe and its capital Ljubljana
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Summer in SLOVEnia - the Green Heart of Europe 



Program Summary

Students experience the splendor of the Slovenian unique mix of Mediterranean and Alpine geography, meticulously built towns and cities, and amazing food and wine as they are exposed to the cultural wealth of its capital Ljubljana. World famous for the best wine in the world with the oldest grapevine, 400 years old, and cities that are functional and clean. Ljubljana won the European Green Capital Award for 2016

The program organizes excursions in Ljubljana and to other renowned Slovenian cities. Students will be able to travel to neighboring countries, in a range of 2 to 3 hours - Vienna, Venice, Pisa, Tuscany... 

 The influences the country has absorbed from the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and Austria, Hungary, and Germany has made Slovenians mostly bilingual, culturally flexible to navigate different situations with ease, and quite competitive with its neighbors, which shows in the ways that the country has been economically excelling since it was founded.


Application Deadlines

December 1, 2017: Application Launch

March 1, 2018: Final Deadline

April 30, 2018: Final Confirmation

June to July 2018: Study program & internship launch


Click here to get the brochure. 


What will you get out of it?

  • A new outlook on business and entrepreneurship.

  • Peer-to-peer intercultural mentorship.

  • 1 month of internship in Slovenian companies and two weeks of an entrepreneurial course and travel experience.

  • 2-week accommodation with Slovenian families.

  • A true Slovenian experience and trips to the most beautiful parts of Slovenia.

PLEASE NOTE: You will also receive a Certificate of completion to help you fulfill any non-credit experiential and/or international requirements your academic institution may have.


 Tuition and Fees

PLEASE NOTE: Selected students will live with Slovenian families for two weeks, for the remaining four weeks housing will be provided in Students dorms in Ljubljana. 

Housing expenses, as well as transportation to and from the internship and to and from classes in Ljubljana, are the responsibility of the student. AmCham Slovenia will provide transportation to and from any field trips, visits, etc. that are deemed part of the program.


Additional Funding 

There may be additional funding available from the Department of State for some of the interns. If a student is eligible to receive a Pell Grant to fund their U.S. education AND will earn credit at their school for this internship, that applicant may be eligible for Gilman Scholarship to help cover the airfare, housing, and other costs of this program. You can check more about the Scholarship and conditions HERE


  Who can apply?

You can apply for the internship and the authentic European Experience if you are an undergraduate student interested in a new outlook on business and entrepreneurship.

Please note that the number of students for the European Experience in the Green Heart of Europe is limited.


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This program is funded in part by a USA Study Abroad Engagement Grant through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State