Lithuania is a country in Europe with neighbours Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russia. A Lithuanian earns more than the average person of Africa, Latin America and most countries in Asia. Oil refining is the main industry, in addition to Information Technology(IT), manufacturing and technology. It is a safe country with low crime rate. It is a member of the United Nations Organisation, European Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) and the Council of Europe. It is a very human development country, according to the United Nations. Vilnius is the capital city. Lita is the currency, although Euro is also commonly used.
Currently, there are students from over 30 countries studying in Lithuania. It is a popular destination for the study of medicine, because of the emphasis on practical aspect of the subjects taught and the latest knowledge of developments in research. It is also a prominent study destination for laser technologies, biotechnology and Information Technology(IT). Additionally, if a student can portray his competence, then the tuition fees will be paid for by the Government, which acts as encouragement for students to strive for excellence. All courses are taught in English, even though Lithuanian is the local language, which closely resembles Sanskrit.
For leisure, students can stroll around Vilnius old town, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, or take a trip to Trakai, which is a lake resort. There are parks which can soothe your senses, like the Kursiu Nerija National Park or the Grutas Park. The country is a food paradise, with beetroot soup called Saltibarsciai and potato pancakes. Other than meat and fish, potato and cabbage is quite popular and you will get to taste many gastronomic flavours of this surprisingly unique country. A variety of cakes are available, like the fried curd cake and Raguolis, a traditional Lithuanian cake served on special occasions.
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