STAYING IN ZAGREB

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ACCOMMODATION

 
A - Dormitory for professors
Scholars on academic exchangees at the University of Zagreb will be accommodated in appartments for professors (PHOTOS) at the Student Residence Hall Cvjetno naselje, Odranska 8, HR-10000 Zagreb. The student residence hall consists of 8 buildings (all buildings have numbers), a student restaurant, a coffee and pastry shop and a post office. Scholars are accomodated in the pavillon No. 8.
 
How to reach the Student Residence Hall Cvjetno naselje
FROM THE PLESO AIRPORT TO THE CITY: Croatia Airlines runs a bus service from Pleso International to the bus station which leaves roughly every half an hour from outside the international arrivals and costs 30 kn/person ~ € 4. Or you can catch a taxi in front of the international arrivals. A trip into the city should cost no more than 200 kn ~ € 27  (start 25 kn, 1km - 7 kn, luggage - 5 kn).
 
FROM THE BUS STATION (Autobusni kolodvor): At the tram stop in front of the station take the tram number 5 headed towards PREČKO. Get off at the tram stop called VJESNIK. In front of you will be the building with the sign Vjesnik. The first street on the right to this building is the Odranska Street. Go straight ahead, you will find the student residence hall on your right.
 
FROM THE RAILWAYSTATION (Glavni kolodvor): At the tram stop in front of the station take the tram number 4 headed towards SAVSKI MOST and get off at the tram stop called VJESNIK. In front of you will be the building with the sign Vjesnik. The first street on the right to this building is the Odranska Street. Go straight ahead, you will find the student residence hall on your right.
 
You can buy tram tickets at news stands or on boar the vehicule (one way ticket – 8kn/10 kn ~ € 1)
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Bed linen is waiting for you in your room but if you wish, you can bring your own.
You can wash your clothes at a nearby launderette in Stupnicka 16, working hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm, Tel.: 36-38-655.
In case of any problems or shortfalls in the room please contact the doorman in the doorman’s booth in the Stupnička street.
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INTERNET ACCESS
All rooms at the Student Residence Hall Cvjetno naselje have Internet access. Wired and wireless access is possible.
 
Internet Instructions for the Student Residence Hall Cvjetno naselje

In order to have free Internet access in your room in the Dormitory for professors, you should do the following:

  1. bring your own laptop
  2. take the credentials (username and password) from your home institution/university (please check with your home institution if you have an electronic identity which can be used to connect to the Internet in Eduroam system. Croatia is a part of Eduroam (through the project AAI@EduHr) which stands for Education Roaming. This allows persons visiting Zagreb to log on to the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) using the same credentials he/she uses at his/hers home institution. Further information about Eduroam is available at http://www.eduroam.org/
  3. download and install the installation programmes on your laptop (PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL IN ZAGREB!) – instructions are in Croatian but there are also pictures next to explanations and they are in English. A general rule is  to click next, next, next... and then finish (this applies to all except Macs and iPhones):            

             a. Windows 7 install and instructions

             b. Windows Vista install and instructions

             c. Windows XP install and instructions

             d. MacOS instructions

             e. iPhone instructions

Other detailed informations and instructions on www.eduroam.org

IMPORTANT! If you cannot get Internet access with the credentials from your home university, please ask for the credentials at the faculty/academy of the University of Zagreb you will visit.
 
IN CASE OF PROBLEMS 
If you have any problems regarding the Internet access in the Dormitory, please contact the IT-office in the Student residence hall Cvjetno naselje - building No.7, ground floor, first door left from the Computer room and than right; WORKING HOURS: Tuesday, 3-4 pm
 
Important: When you go to the IT-office please make sure you bring the number of the network socket in your room.
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B - Hotels and Private Housing
For those who are not assigned university accommodation, Zagreb offers a variety of hotel or private accomodation.
You can find more information here
 
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LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

 
Public Transportation
There are three ways of public transportation - trams, buses and city railway. They operate all day (every few minutes) and night (every hour). Tickets can be bought on board (10 kn) or at newsstands (8 kn). Make sure that you validate your ticket once you board: a non-validated ticket is as good as no ticket at all! Daily tickets are available at a price of 25 kn. Monthly or annual tickets can also be bought in ZET (Zagreb Electric Tram) offices at a reduced price (www.zet.hr). For a monthly/annual ticket you will need to fill in a ZET-form, stamp it at the faculty/academy you work or are affilated to. Then you will need to go to the central office of the Zagreb Electric Trams in Ozaljska 105, HR-10000 Zagreb – end tram station called LJUBLJANICA. There you will purchase a pass (30 kn, app. 4€ + photo) and every month you will buy a ticket for 360 kn, app. 48 €. This monthly ticket enables you to use all buses and trams in the area of the city of Zagreb.
You can find the tram maps here: daily routes and night routes.
 
Taxis
You can find them in front of all major hotels, train and bus stations and at numerous other central locations, or you can call a taxi: tel. 060/800-800, 1777 or +385 1 66-10-200 (Radio Taxi Zagreb), 1212 and 060/700-700 (taxi Cammeo Zagreb) or Eko Taxi (060 77 77).
 

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MONEY MATTERS

Currency
Kuna (HRK, kn) is the currency in Croatia. One kuna equals 100 lipa.
There are coins of 1, 2, 5 and 25 kuna and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 lipa. Banknotes have denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kuna.
 
Exchange Rates (approx.)
1 EUR = 7,42 kn
1 US$ = 5,30 kn
 
Credit Card Services
Mastercard - Eurocard, VISA, Diners Club and American Express are widely accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants. There are many ATMs in the city.
 
Banks
Banks are generally open to the public between 8 am and 6 pm. You may change foreign currency in kuna at all banks. In money exchange offices, the exchange rate is somewhat more favourable and the service is generally faster. There are many such offices in the city and they are usually open between 8 am and 6 pm, but those at the train (Glavni kolodvor) and bus station (Autobusni kolodvor) are open 24 hours. On Saturdays the banks are open between 8 am and 12 noon. On Sundays and holidays both banks and exchange offices are closed. Currency exchange is, however, possible at fine hotels’ reception desks even during weekends and holidays.
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TELEPHONE, POSTAL AND INTERNET SERVICES
Post Office, Branimirova 4. You can make domestic and international telephone calls. Open 24 hrs.
Central Post Office, Jurišićeva 4. Very convenient, located just east of the Trg bana Jelačića.
Zagreb postal code is HR - 10 000.
 
International telephone calls can be made from private homes, telephone booths or post offices. Rates for domestic calls are the same in the metropolitan area as well as nationwide. You can find public telephone booths all over the city and call by using Tel. cards which you can buy at newspaper stands or in post offices. If you have a mobile phone you can easily buy prepaid starter sets which cost around 200 kuna and include 100 kuna coupons as well as SIM cards. These packs can be bought at the same places as regular telephone cards. If you already have a SIM card of one of the domestic GSM providers (HT, VIP) you can buy pre-paid coupons which are also valid for roaming telephone calls abroad.
 
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
Croatian country code            385
Zagreb city code                      01
Croatian exit code                    00
Police                                    192
Fire brigade                             93
Ambulance                              94
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SHOPS
Working hours:
Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: Pharmacies on duty 24 hours and most of the groceries from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
 
Pharmacies
Pharmacies are all over the city centre, and you can easily locate them by their green cross.
 
Drinking Water
Water is drinkable and of a high quality in the public water supply system throughout the country.
 
Electricity
Voltage 220 V, frequency 50 Hz
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EMBASSIES IN ZAGREB
You will find the information about diplomatic-consular missions located in the Republic of Croatia on the web-pages of Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 
Academic Glossary
Bachelor Thesis - Preddiplomski završni (ocjenski) rad
Course - Kolegij, nastavni predmet
Degree – Akademski stupanj
Department - Odsjek
Doctoral Studies or Doctoral Programme - Doktorski studij ili doktorski program
Exam (oral-usmeni, written-pismeni) - Ispit
ECTS credits – ECTS bodovi
Faculty - Fakultet
Graduate studies - Diplomski studij
Higher Education - Visoko školstvo
Individual consultations - Konzultacije
Laboratory – Laboratorij
Learning Agreement – Ugovor o učenju
Master Thesis - Diplomski rad
Partial exam - Kolokvij
Postgraduate Study - Poslijediplomski studij
Professional Course of Study - Stručni studij
Study year - Godina studija
Transcript (of records) - Prijepis ocjena
Tuition Fees/Tutorial Fees - Školarina
Undergraduate Degree - Preddiplomski studij
University - Sveučilište
 
Everyday Language Vocabulary
Good morning - Dobro jutro
Good afternoon - Dobar dan
Good evening - Dobra večer
Goodbye - Doviđenja
Answer - Odgovor
Building - Zgrada
Direction - Smjer
Excuse me - Oprostite
Exit - Izlaz
Entrance - Ulaz
Forbidden - Zabranjeno
Help! - U pomoć!
Hi - Bok
How much is it? - Koliko košta?
How are you? - Kako ste?
Illness - Bolest
Location - Mjesto
No - Ne
Please - Molim
Pull! - Vuci!
Push! - Gurni!
Question - Pitanje
Square - Trg
Street - Ulica
Thank you - Hvala
Welcome - Dobro došli
What is your name? - Kako se zovete?
Where do you come from? - Odakle ste?
Yes - Da
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FREE TIME

Leisure Activities
Zagreb and its surroundings offer a great variety of sports and leisure activities for anybody’s taste. If you like spending time in nature, try Medvednica Mountain, which extends just above the city. It is a favourite excursion area for the city people not only because of its protected nature but also because of a dozen cosy restaurants situated on its slopes serving tasty and inexpensive domestic food. Medvednica is equally popular in winter when it turns into the biggest ski-centre in Croatia. Apart from having a mountain nearby, Zagreb can equally boast of its own “Zagreb sea”, the Jarun Sports and Recreation Centre comprised of a number of lakes and an impressive rowing course. If, on the other hand, you prefer indoor sports try the sports centres “Mladost”, “SRC Šalata”, “Dom Športova” etc.
Taking part in and following sports is a passion with the people of Zagreb. Many Croatian sports people and coaches have a world reputation like Goran Ljubičić (tennis player), Ivica and Janica Kostelić (ski champions), Blanka Vlašić (high jumper), Duje Draganja (swimmer) and Dado Pršo (football player).
 
Eating Out
Zagreb offers a great variety of cuisine. There are many restaurants with national as well as international food. They vary in prices but are generally quite pleasant. More information here.
 
Culture and Entertainment
Zagreb is the cultural centre of Croatia. There are nearly 20 theatres, a dozen concert halls and numerous cinemas. Zagreb is also a European centre for modern and alternative movements in culture. The well-known music Zagreb Bienial Eurokaz Festival of New Theatre, the Contemporary Dance and Performance Week of Zagreb Artists, Zagreb Film Festival are all important parts of the European cultural scene.
Zagreb is proud of its many galleries and museums where you can find or even purchase diverse works of art.
Young people have plenty of opportunities for entertainment. There are many discos, pubs and cafés where one can dance the night away or just have a nice cup of coffee with a friend.
In you want to find out what’s on? and where? visite the web site of the ZAGREB - In Your Pocket Guide.

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