The candidates arriving to Varazdin County have the status of a trainee volunteer.

Candidates receive a monthly allowance paid into their Croatian bank account (which they open after arrival) by Varazdin County (regional government). The amount of the allowance is 300 euro and is intended for private use of the candidates, since all the other costs (accommodation, food, language course) are paid by the regional government. The candidates are advised to take sufficient amount of money for the first 2-3 weeks after their arrival.

* The scholarship amount is indexed to the cost of living in the country of destination.

Candidates are accommodated in students' dormitory (a newly renovated building)in Varazdin, in a comfortable single room with shower, refrigerator, Internet access, TV. There are 5 small kitchen with TV sets on each floor, computer rooms, two separate study rooms, sports hall and laundry. The entrance in monitored 24/7.

Language training:
The Croatian language course takes place in the premises of Varazdin County administration. The course is taught by a professional teacher who works at school. Usually, the course is organized in the afternoon, after the work, or in the morning (depending on teacher's schedule). Important to notice: employers are familiar with the fact that candidates attend the language course parallel with the traineeship and allow them to be absent from work for 1-2 hours. All the costs of the language course are covered by the County.

Cultural and social activities:
Varazdin County organizes several trips, exhibition visits and gastronomy tours, in order to get candidates familiar with the history, culture and social life of the region. A very interesting event we have started two years ago is the exchange of candidates for 3 days with the region of Istria (located on the Croatian coastline), so that candidates from both regions can learn about diversity and richness of Croatian nature, culture, tradition, etc. We also organize regular meeting of our former domestic candidates with new foreign candidates.

Required documentation:
-Valid passport, European Health Insurance- obligatory, European birth certificate, 4 photos

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03 May 2019 31 July 2019
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