Destinations - Zagreb School of Economics and Management




ZAGREB, Croatia’s capital city

The Zagreb experience is one-of-a-kind at any time of year, offering program participants stunning views from the upper town, numerous squares (in Croatian, Trgs) and parks throughout the city center which host an eclectic mix of food, wine, arts & crafts, music and holiday festivals that give it a non-stop lively vibe, whilst low-key cafes, bars & courtyards nestled in the city’s many nooks and crannies serve as a retreat for those who need a break but still care to socialize and take in the local culture.

Getting around by foot is easy as the city is not too big and not too small, but the very efficient public transportation system also lets you take a break after what will most likely be unstoppable strolling the streets and taking in everything Zagreb has to offer, including its open-air fruit and flower markets and many shops and boutiques. For those wishing to explore the nightlife scene in Zagreb, nightclubs for all music genre tastes thump until the late hours. Just 1,5 hours from the coast, day or weekend trips to the Adriatic Sea are convenient not only for locals but for you, too!

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The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. (UNESCOprotected). It is considered one of the most beautiful national parks in the world, with a blend of oak forests, meadows, rocks and lakes. You can explore them by walking along the lakes, by electric train or electric boat. Each year, more than 1 million visitors are recorded. The national park is world-famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface.


Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia and it is situated on the Adriatic Sea. The beautiful historic city has modern
attractions such as the Greeting to the Sun (a 22-metre disc representation of the sun which soaks up solar rays by day to form coloured light patterns as night fallsand Sea Organs (a harmonica effect that sounds musical notes when waves fill underwater pipes). From both of these installations, watching one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world is highly recommended!

In Zadar you can wander quiet streets of marble, taste great fish at the city’s many fantastic restaurants nestled within the ancient town’s heavy walls.  Zadar was elected the Best European Destination in 2016.



Dubrovnik,  nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”,  is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourism is the most important industry in Dubrovnik.

Another reason Dubrovnik has surged in popularity in recent years is its starring role in the HBO TV hit “Game of Thrones” where the Old Town has stood in for ‘Kings Landing’, ‘Qarth’ and other fictional places. Much of the filming took place on the City Walls and also Fort Lovrijenac and the little beach and pier in the cove below it.

Dubrovnik is an excellent starting point for exploring the southern Adriatic coast by bus, car or boat.


The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country in the Benelux bordered by Belgium, France and Germany which lies at the crossroads of Germanic and Latin cultures. It is the only Grand Duchy, a country or territory whose official head of state or ruler is a monarch bearing the title of grand duke or grand duchess, in the world and is the second-smallest of the European Union member states. The country has a successful steel, finance and high technology industry, with a strategic location at the heart of Western Europe. It is also one of the three richest countries in the world. Day trips can include visits to fairy-tale like castles and fortresses, including Schengen Castle, Bourscheld Castle and exploring the region of Ardennes.

Guest lectures and company visits in and around Luxembourg are organized in collaboration with the Luxembourg School of Business ( ).




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Opatija is a Croatian coastal town on the Adriatic Sea, which was in the 19th century a fashionable resort. Today, the town's Lungomare  promenade snakes along the coastline, offering views of the town and neighboring islands.


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Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing portthe magnificent coast of Istria, right below the Lim Fjord. The town restricted area with narrow streets and small squares is still untouched by modern urbanism.


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Castle Trakošćan's cultural heritage, is protected as a historical entity, which consists of the castle, the building next to the castle, park and forest park with a lake. Today the castle is one of the few facilities in Croatia with preserved its own constitution, historically closely related to the architectural framework and the life of its owners.


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Varaždin is the city of baroque, young people, music, flowers and bicycles. „Little Vienna“ with rich natural legacy interwoven in parks, a must see destination, located in the North of Croatia on the southern bank of the River Drava.


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Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards are a cathedral and numerous shops, bars, cafes, hotels and houses.

What students say about ZSEM?

David Coss

Its amazing and rare that one country has all the beauty in the world. I will never forget my travel experience in Croatia.

Karolina Hajman

The program also involved trips to significant companies and factories in Croatia as well as a trip to the US embassy and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Combining the theoretical knowledge gained from lectures and learning about the experiences companies go through has really given me a deeper vision of how negotiations are done in the true business world.

Karolina Hajman

As a participant in the 2015 Summer Negotiations program, I can really say that this program was academically and socially a real deal. The academic aspect of the program was completely fulfilling, with lectures by George Siedel from the University of Michigan and other prestigious lecturers. The program also involved trips to significant companies and factories in Croatia as well as a trip to the US embassy and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Combining the theoretical knowledge gained from lectures and learning about the experiences companies go through has really given me a deeper vision of how negotiations are done in the true business world. As the program was held during the summer, it has also given participants and myself the opportunity to travel and meet new cultures as Croatia is one of Europe’s famous summer destinations. Although the program was only a week long, I can say that I learned a lot regarding negotiations and dispute resolutions as well as meeting friends for life from around the world.

Alice Wang

I enjoyed meeting the students and interacting with them. I really got to see the different cultural aspects and meet students not only from Croatia but also from other countries around the world.

Dan Chamness

This experience was one of the highlights of my college career. I had a chance to immerse myself in a new culture, learn valuable skills, and have a great time in the process!

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