Become a World Explorer
Croatia is a beautiful country that has recently become a popular tourist destination. It is a former Yugoslav republic on the Adriatic Sea about the size of West Virginia. Part of Croatia is a barren, rocky region lying in the Dinaric Alps, but it also features the rolling hills of the Zagorje region, just north of the capital Zagreb. It even features a fertile agricultural region called Pannonian Plain that is bordered on the east by the Drava, Danube, and Sava Rivers. Over one-third of Croatia is covered by forests.
As a World Explorer in Croatia, you will have the chance to relax on the country's gorgeous beaches and get lost wandering the cobblestone streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Croatia is famous for delicious seafood and fine wines. Can you think of a better way to get to know Croatia than by seeing the country through the eyes of a local?
CHI works with its trusted partners in Croatia to screen and interview potential host families. Our partner agency is highly respected in the student travel industry. Placements may be in one of a range of cities across the country, so we ask that you be flexible with your eventual location. Please also be aware that host families may not always live in the city center as urban home space can be limited.
Your free time is yours to explore on your own. Your local coordinator in Croatia will be able to help you arrange excursions and activities to keep you busy during your stay. Past participants have enjoyed swimming in Plitvice Lakes, hiking and climbing in the dramatic mountains of Paklenica and even exploring the nature and wildlife at Kopački Rit wetlands. Croatian language classes may also be arranged upon request.
WE calculated the price for two scenarios. The first scenario considers your choices above. The second scenario is the scenario that offers the best value. We also compared our prices with two other options. A hostel-stay with 3 meals per day and a hotel-stay with 3 meals per day. For the hotel-stay, we considered 1-2 star hotels because we learned from past World Explorers that most of them are traveling on a budget. However, a home-stay (staying with a host family) is substantially better than a 2-star hotel-stay when all amenities, comfort, and support are considered. Aside from that, you will be staying with people who care about you, who will be sharing their culture with you, and who will embrace you as part of their family. These, as part of your life-changing experience, are priceless!
You will be traveling abroad on a tourist visa; hence, in most countries, you can only stay up to 90 days. We understand you might want to stay longer and we designed the World Explorers program to meet your desire. Instead of staying over 90 days in a country, we allow you, the World Explorer, to participate on a second adventure on a different country. And that is not all. You can actually participate as many times as you would like (some exclusions apply). Please contact a World Explorers customer care specialist for more information.