Guidelines for International Students

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We have developed this Welcome Guide for your first few days or weeks in Rīga to help you with information about what to do and where to go. The centre of Rīga is compact and accessible, and you will find your way around it very quickly, but we hope that the information included in this guide will be helpful for you.

The Welcome Guide includes information on the following:

Studying at RSU

  • Location and Getting There
  • Higher Education in Latvia
  • Study Process
  • Academic Year
  • Learning at RSU
  • Credit System

Surviving at RSU

  • Before Arrival
  • Upon Arrival
  • Where to Get Help
  • Student Organisations

Living in Rīga

  • Accomodation & Utilities
  • Cost of Living & Shopping
  • Transport
  • Communication
  • Personal Security & Health
  • Religion
  • Weather and Clothing

Leisure Time

  • Theatre, Opera & Cinema
  • Sports Clubs & SPAs
  • Cafes, Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Travelling
  • Getting Around
  • National Holidays & Remembrance Days

Survival Vocabulary
Useful Contacts

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Welcome Guide for International Students