Before You Arrive in Latvia
Now that your admission has been confirmed; you are all set to begin an exciting new phase of your life! Here are some obvious things you'll need to be aware of before you go. With proper preparation, your study abroad can be one of the best experiences of your life. You are also concerned about your luggage exceeding the weight limit set by the airline. Well, there is no need to worry; we have listed the articles below which help you decide on what to pack and what not to.
After Arrival at the University
- Make sure you have your unconditional offer letter & University agreement along with scans of your passport front & back copy along with air ticket before coming to Latvia.
- Sheets, pillows, blankets, warm cloths, soap, shampoo, toothpaste are the mandatory stuff, you can either bring them with yourself or purchase from local markets.
- It is compulsory to have travel insurance in Latvia. Medical insurance must be done before applying for visa.
- It is advised to have minimum 6 passport size photographs with you as they will be necessary for your registration.
- Plug sockets in Latvia are usually 3-pin; you may wish to bring with you a 3 pin to 2-pin travel adaptor.
- The currency in Latvia is Euros, therefore make sure you exchange them before you arrive or at the airport.
- You can easily get SIM cards of local mobile providers upon arrival at Latvia- Riga International Airport; both Wi-Fi and 3G are available.
Upon arrival at the university, the student meets with university representatives in order to become familiar with the programme and to receive answers to any questions. Most frequently it is the staff of the external relations division or members of the student council who look after visiting students.
The well being of students is important to each university, thus universities take care to inform students about university life and to involve them in social activities.
Latvian students have always been helpful and friendly. Most often it is the student councils which organize student activities and social life, and association in these student organizations is open to overseas students as well.