Studying in Azerbaijan is an extraordinary experience. It is unique from the personal as well as academic point of view. Being for a few months in an international environment is the best opportunity to establish intercultural contacts, have a valuable insight into a different culture, learn a language and grow as a person. Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is located in Transcaucasia, also known as the South Caucasus region. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south.
Places to visit
Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, with 2.2 million citizens, lies along the Caspian Sea, and is a somewhat curious mix of the old walled city of Icheri Seher, and a modern building craze that has led a boom in skyscrapers. Baku has a rich historical and cultural value which has been preserved for many years. Being very famous for its stunning places to visit, Baku welcomes an abundance of tourists each year. There are a number of interesting historical sites in Baku you may want to visit during your study in Azerbaijan.
Among the historical monuments of Baku, the most exciting one is the Old City - Icheri Sheher, surrounded by large fortress walls on three sides. It hosts the palace of the Palace of Shirvanshah built in 15th century and described by UNESCO as one of the pearls of Azerbaijani architecture which includes a complex of various structures: a mosque, mausoleum, hamam, divankhana, gates and reservoir.
Another most magnificent and mysterious landmark in Baku is the Maiden Tower, or Gyz Galasi built in 12th century which is located in the heart of Old City. When you are standing on the top of the tower, you can actually see a great city view.
Additionally, City Boulevard (Seaside National Park) offers you a marvelous night view that you can enjoy a walk with the company of your friends. If you like something extraordinary Mud Volcanoes would be a perfect choice for you which is just an hour away from Baku. Last but not least, Baku does not forget fans of modern art by suggesting to them the Heydar Aliyev Center designed by Zaha Hadid.
Azerbaijan has several reputable universities and educational institutions that offer quality education in various fields. Some universities in Baku, the capital city, have partnerships with international institutions, ensuring a globally recognized degree.
ADA University, which is one of the reputable universities in Azerbaijan, was established under the decree dated January 13th, 2014, by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The University is a state higher education institution engaged in the delivery of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in addition to the advancement of research. Aside from academic classes, you can have an unforgettable experience when you are exploring the culture and traditions of Azerbaijan, discovering interesting facts about history of the country, and visiting the outstanding sightseeing. Furthermore, for socializing and integration processes with the new community at ADA University and Azerbaijan, ESN ADA Baku provides you with the buddy system and organizes enjoyable events to make you feel like home here.
Azerbaijani universities offer a range of extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs, and student organizations. These activities enhance the overall student experience and provide opportunities for personal development and networking.
There are several events which are organized by ESN Azerbaijan, such as:
MEET & GREET AND WELCOME PARTY
You can think that getting accustomed to your exchange country can be difficult. ESN ADA Baku eases this process for you by organizing the Meet & Greet event to let international students get to know eachother formally, informally, and personally. This is not the end, of course, since a great semester should start with some fun, in other words, with a great Welcome Party.
TRIPS TO VARIOUS REGIONS OF AZERBAIJAN
Azerbaijan is a great country which has plenty of regions that should be visited. By organizing these trips, ESN ADA Baku aims to create chances for international students to easily explore Azerbaijan and witness its beauty in a comfortable way.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DINNERS
Are you a person who loves trying the cuisine of different countries? These events are for you where you will have a chance to represent your country by bringing specialty and also try the meals of other countries.
Towards the end, why not having fun with friends (family) once again for the last time? These parties are arranged at the end of each semester to have an unforgettable day before saying goodbye to our international students.