Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with deep historical ties to Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Transnistria, and Poland. Although Vilnius is known for its Baroque architecture, it is also home to a medley of other architectural styles, including Gothic and Renaissance. Vilnius’ diverse culture and flourishing industries welcome interns of any discipline to gain professional experience and enhance their Lithuanian.
Riga is the capital city of Latvia and a thriving metropolis situated on the Baltic Sea. Owing partly to its history as a republic of the former Soviet Union, Latvia is home to a sizable Russian-speaking population. This concentration of Russian speakers in a city in Russia’s near abroad makes for an excellent location for students to carry out Russian- and Latvian-speaking internships and take in a beautiful slice of Europe.
As the capital of Estonia, Tallinn is known for its rich cultural heritage. Tallinn is situated just off the shore of the Gulf of Finland and offers a beautiful array of sites. Students who are interested in finance or information technology should be especially drawn to this city, which boasts one of the most digitally integrated infrastructures in the world. However, Tallinn’s cobble-stone streets, breathtaking architecture, and diverse economy beckon students of any discipline.
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia belong to the Eurozone and as such offer visa-free travel. Their proximity to other major European capitals likewise makes for attractive hubs. Foreign language students attend classes twice a week at the Baltic Center that focus on developing advanced language proficiency and carry out internships in the target language that correspond with their various disciplines and professional interests. English language students may earn credit that counts toward their respective major.