Lets be real – choosing where to study is a lot about getting the best education, but you won’t be spending 24/7 in the library, right? Klaipeda has a lot to offer for your leisure – from going out and joining all the people who crowd various pubs and bars after lectures/work, to spending the most incredible time in the beach. Most of the pubs and clubs in Klaipeda are small to medium sized, each one with unique vibe and soul. And this soul is what you will notice on your first evening out – put on your friendly hat and be ready to mingle, because it is very common to go out with a few friends, and come back with a dozen. There are lots of international students focused events, especially in the beginning of the term, which are the best way to get to know other students and make local friends. Apart from going out, being compact in size Lithuania is convenient for domestic tourism – we have vast areas secured for national parks, where you can hike special trails, kayak, or bike. If you are into more extreme ventures – maybe something like air ballooning or walking the tree tops, paint-ball in deserted army polygons or wakeboarding will be among things you will experience first in Lithuania.
If you have made the decision to study in Klaipeda and are preparing to pack for your trip here, don’t forget that you are coming to a country where the weather is very different per season. In summer you will see beautiful blossoms of various forms and colours; in autumn yellow, red and brown leaves fall from the trees; in winter you’ll be able to wade through big banks of snow and catch snowflakes, and in spring you will see the sun reflecting in the puddles.
Lithuania’s climate has gotten warmer in recent years; the average annual temperature is 6.5–7.9°C. July is the hottest month of the year (average temperature is about 19.7°C; the highest temperature is over 30°C). The coldest month is January (average temperature –2.9°C, lowest temperature may fall below –30°C).