General Information

BEST season courses are organized by BEST subsidiaries in the form of mini-camps, with both academic and social activities. Everything is being thought in English.

Academic

This part will be attended by university professors in collaboration with the organizers. The program consists of lectures, laboratories, or various visits to locations closely related to the course theme. At the end of the course, an evaluation session will take place from which you will receive course accreditation.

Social

After finishing classes do not be afraid that you’ll get bored! This is when the fun begins, the organizers will prepare you a lot of flourishing activities to help you connect your friends and stay with memorable memories! We won’t spoil you anything, you have to see it for yourself!

Taxes

Why do our taxes differ from those on the BEST International? BEST is divided in different regions and, depending on the region, the fees charged can vary. For example, Cluj-Napoca pays only ⅖ of the maximum tax, posted on best.eu.org.

So if:

  • You like to travel and meet new people
  • Want to experience a student life in a European city where you can learn many new things
  • You are a student of the Technical University and look for a way to get out of your comfort zone

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity! You will have the change to live the European student life on a different level, making new friends and awesome memories.

If you are interested in all of these ideas, BEST Cluj-Napoca team can tell you more about them. We have prepared a list of tips and trick which could help you on you future trips and also another list of courses, competitions and events taking place in different cities across Europe. All you have to do is choose the place for your next adventure, write a motivational letter and the wait to be chosen.

Required Documents

The most important things you have to take with you are your documents. A list of the necessary ones can be found below:

  • Passport – if you are traveling to a non-EU country
  • ID card
  • Visa – for countries that ask for it
  • Health Insurance (European Health or Insurance Card from BT with Omnipass)

Traveling Tips & Tricks

Now that you’ve learned how to apply for a seasonal course and know how to write a motivational letter it’s time to think about what happens if you are accepted. For starters, you have to think about with what you’re going to travel with. To make the right decision, we’ll help you with some tips & tricks.

Transport

  • By Plane

Flying is recommended when traveling long distances. The first thing you have to do if you decide to travel by plane is to look closely at the destination and how far the airport is from the city you need to reach. Most low-cost flights have airports at 30-40 km from the city, and the bus ticket from the airport to the city is quite expensive. Sometimes you might have to pay around 20 euros for such a ticket.

  • By Bus

A bus trip is advisable only on short or medium distances (from one country to a neighbor one). If you reserve your bus ticket in advance, you could come out at a pretty good price.

  • By Train

The last but not least is the train. Just like the bus, train is recommended when it comes to short trips. If you are thinking of traveling by train in Western Europe, you have to know that they are very expensive. It is recommended to travel by train to the countries of Eastern Europe. Booking tickets in advance can also bring you a discount.

Luggage

As far as luggage is concerned, try to take just the essential things. Think twice before putting your clothes in the suitcase! When you’re 100% convinced you’re going to wear that garment, think about it once more and only after that put it in your luggage. Do not forget to consider you are going to be taking part in a lot of thematic parties so you’ll need costume items. On the list of parties each season is also the International Evening where you have to bring traditional products from your country which will occupy space in your luggage.

Good Luck!