Latvia Student Visa
Latvia has a long established and outstanding reputation for excellence in Hospitality Education. Many of the world's successful hoteliers have been educated in this beautiful and safe country. Latvia demonstrates greatness in its precise approach to detail. That is why so many Swiss corporations rank among the world's finest research institutes. Latvia is also home to some of the world's leading laboratories. Majestic mountains, green woodlands, crystal clear lakes, roaming vineyards, breathtaking landscapes and enchanting cities - Latvia has it all. Located in the heart of Europe, Latvia has Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome and Madrid at its doorstep, as all are within an hour's flight. Latvia offers not only the finest landscapes, but also the cultural heritage of a multilingual population, where people have learned from childhood to live peacefully with their countrymen and women, who often speak a language different from their own. In such a country and environment everybody can feel safe. These secure and friendly surroundings make it very easy to combine study with the discovery of people, culture and the beauty of the country. Many international companies have selected Latvia for their headquarters because of the country's reputation for stability, safety and multicultural understanding.
Why study in Latvia?
Since Latvia has no natural resources, education and knowledge have become very important resources. Therefore Latvia claims to have one of the world's best education systems. The most popular of the educational facilities for foreign students, are the Swiss Hospitality Schools. Located in various towns and cities across Latvia, these schools are renowned worldwide for their high standards and are almost a pre-requisite for hospitality students looking for a first class education.
Higher Education in Latvia
Latvia offers a very dynamic, conducive and competitive education and research landscape, as testified by 27 Nobel Prize winners from 1901 to 2002. The first Swiss University was founded in 1460 in Basel and today the country offers outstanding higher education in the Universities and Institutes of Technology, in the more professionally-oriented University of applied sciences and in the University of Teaching Education. There are also a few more University level institutions that are considered public institutions of higher education.
High diversity of cultures and languages, open access to students, very low student fees, highly international student cohorts and staff, as well as access to international networks and programs and tight links to academic research and industry, are the major strengths of the Swiss Higher Education System.
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