Student Life in Somalia

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Studying abroad can be fascinating but not as compared to the experiences one has to filter outside classroom life! Somalia is no exception when it comes to an exciting lifestyle to refresh your mind and utilise your idle time! The country is adorned with natural reserves that will keep you intrigued every day as it comes. RocApply has dedicated this guide for your information on what activities you can immerse into and sites you can explore on your timeouts!

The institutions here offer students with various activities and programmes to keep them entertained and building a strong network amongst themselves. These are oft the best part for pursuing studies in Somalian universities. Well, that is just the tip of the iceberg!! The country itself is worthy reserving a few trips with friends especially on weekends! This RocApply guide gives just but a glimpse, be sure to hook up with locals and explore some of Somalias’ beauties on your free occasions!

There are quite a lot of things to do and places to go when you are in Somalia but we have summarised the best for you! This is how you can enjoy your stay here!

What is there to explore?

Be captivated by beautiful beaches Somalia's beaches line the Indian Ocean in the east and are protected by a coral reef running from Mogadishu to the Kenyan border in the southern region. White sands and shimmering cyan seas offer a picture of paradise, whilst ghostly stretches of abandoned war-torn buildings have their own unique atmosphere for a weekend experience. When you choose Somalia as yoyr study abroad option you will make the best out of your spare time and visit the beautiful and refreshing beaches!

Explore the former grandeur of Mogadishu Were it not for the warlords, parts of the capital would be even more attractive to tourists. Crumbling now, the stone city walls were once grand fortifications that defended the city, whilst lighthouses, mosques and tombs shine a light on a more illustrious past. The Shanghai Old City was once the playground of the wealthy and remains a scenic spot now. You will get a chance to explore the city on your vacations when you choose not to fly home. Life here is narrative!

See the cave paintings of Las Geel Hundreds of well-preserved Neolithic paintings decorate the walls of this inter-connected series of caves and shelters in Somaliland. Las Geel deserves to be a UNECSO World Heritage Site but sadly, due to the current political state of Somalia, and the unrecognised status of Somaliland, this is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Spot rare species at Kismayo National Park If you like exploring wildlife off-campus then Somalia is the best pace for you. With orange sands and green shrubbery, Kismayo National Park hubs many common East African species such as elephants, zebras and giraffes, and the rare hunter's hartebeest. Somalia other great savannah, Hargeisa National Park, situated outside the city of Mogadishu in the north, is a protected slice of oft undiscovered Africa.

There is so much Somalia has to offer! Apply on RocApply today and you will be set!

DISCLAIMER: The suggestions on these pages are based primarily on recommendations that we receive from former students. Activity lists are by no means exhaustive; rather, they are meant give an idea for exploring all of the ways you can get involved in Somalia! We advise you to check by yourself what beauty lies ahead!



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