Study abroad in Kazakhstan to discover this unique Central Asian culture!
As an emerging study abroad destination, Kazakhstan is one of the wealthiest and most accessible Eurasian countries, offering a unique window into this distinct part of the world. Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia and China, and Russian is widely used as the language of commerce although the official language, used in government broadcasts, is Kazakh.
Although its history as a Soviet state may have hindered its past development, Kazakhstan’s current focus on renewal and growth has borne fruit. The Kazakh capital Astana boasts elaborate architecture as well as beautiful riverside scenery; its social scene has grown along with its international population in recent years, and you can find a wide range of cultural events available, from plays to concerts to ballets. Almaty is Kazakhstan’s largest city, and its role as a hub of business, culture and education should not be underestimated.
The Kazakh people have a long-lasting tradition of hospitality, and you’re sure to experience plenty of generosity and warmth in your everyday life. You’ll most likely be invited to participate in Kazakhstan’s drinking culture as well - beverages such as fermented camel milk and vodka are popular, making for a cultural experience unlike any other!