Living in CYPRUS
Studying in VATEL Cyprus you will receive a high quality international education at an affordable cost. You will make friends from all over the world at whichever of the Cyprian universities you choose to attend. As Cyprus is located at the crossroad of Africa, Asia and Europe it has experienced many different cultures through time. Be prepared for a diverse explosion of culture as you enter this beutiful medeterranian island.
Coming to Cyprus you will find a vast range of cultural influences, most coming from the neighbouring countries of Greece and Turkey. The folk music is similar to the one of Greece, with beautiful violins and penny whistles.
Food inspiration comes from France, Italy and Turkey but one can also see Anglo-Saxon influences do to occupation of the island. (Thousands of UK citizens are living in Cyprus!). Halloumi, or “hellim" as it is called in Turkish, is just one of the internationally known delicacies originating from Cyprus. This national cheese is served fresh, fried or grilled as an apitiser, aged halloumi is graded over paste dishes. Many dishes smell of cumin an coriander. The Cypriot wine industry ranks 37th in the world and is a significant contributor to the Cypriot economy. The counrty ismost known for its Commandaria dessert wine.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the mediterranean and a very popular tourist destination, it is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite and holds a vast range of cultural heritage - what could be better?