Riga - Your New Home

Riga - Your New Home

Situated on the scenic shore of the Baltic Sea waters, Riga is a thriving metropolis with a small-town historical charm. From the captivating Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its quaint cobblestone streets and Art Nouveau architecture, to the lively contemporary districts full of trendy coffee shops and acclaimed restaurants, Riga’s character is one of old-world charm and modern vibrancy.

As a student in Riga, you will be able to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of local culture. Visit an exhibition at the magnificent Latvian National Museum of Art, discover the secrets of the Old Town or wander on the promenade along the glorious river Daugava. And of course, don’t forget to taste the traditional local cuisine. We would recommend indulging in such hearty dishes like grey peas with bacon or a slice of Latvian rye bread.

Despite being a lively urban centre, Riga features an array of parks where lush landscapes offer a serene escape from the bustling city centre. You can also take a break from the city and venture into the lavish forests, dazzling lakes and picturesque countryside that are just a train ride away. Explore the Gauja National Park known as the “Switzerland of Latvia”, one of the enticing old manor houses or the beloved city of Sigulda.

Riga offers students a unique blend of academic excellence, cultural diversity, and vibrant student life. It promises an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression long after graduation. 

So, pack your bags, embrace the adventure, and embark on an educational journey like no other in the heart of the Baltic region.