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Macedonia

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Macedonia
Cradle of culture
Macedonia is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is snugly tucked in between Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece.

Quick Facts

Area : 9,779 sq mi
Population: 2,058,539
Languages: Macedonian
Religion: Orthodox Christianity
Capital: Skopje
Currency: Macedonian denar
(1 US Dollar equals 44.56 Macedonian Denar)

Education in Macedonia
The Macedonian education system consists of:
pre-school education
primary
secondary
higher
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Macedonia has four seasons weather, but the lengths of the seasons varies based on geography. The spring is often very short. Summers are subtropical so it is not uncommon to see temperatures of above 104 °F during this season, especially in the plains along the valley of the Vardar river. Winters, although moderate, can sometimes be quite cold. Snowfalls during winter are common and sometimes heavy. The warmest month is July, which has an average temperature of 72 °F and the coldest is January, with a temperature of 33 °F.
Weather
All schools start 1st Sep and end 10th June
You have winter break from Dec 31st to Jan 21st. Also summer break from 10th Jun to 1st Sep.
Many students go on to a Gymnasium ( college preparatory high school)
Students have from 12 to 14 classes.
Students go to school on shifts.
external testing", tests that will grade how much the teachers taught the student at the end of the year.
every student has his own computer
No homecoming
Prom only for seniors
No graduation ceremony

High Schools in Macedonia
Macedonian cuisine
Tavče gravče/beans in a skillet
Below are the ingredients for preparing the dish:
beans
onion
oil
red dry pepper
red and black pepper
salt and parsley
Macedonia produces all styles of wine - dry and sweet, still and sparkling, red, white and rosé. Well-known international varieties such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as indigenous grapes like Vranec, are used to produce wines that are always uniquely Macedonian.
Best wine - Macedonian wine
The relatively warm climate in Macedonia provides excellent growth conditions for a variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits. Macedonian cuisine is also noted for the diversity and quality of its dairy products, wines, and local alcoholic beverages, such as rakija.
Shopska Salad
tomatoes
olive oil
onion
feta cheese
cucumbers
red bell pepper

Ajvar
Ajvar is a type of relish, made principally from red bell peppers, with garlic. It may also contain eggplant and chili peppers.
Study Abroad and Hosting Opportunities with the U.S.Department of State
Study Abroad with ECA
The U.S. Department of State offers numerous study abroad programs for American and international participants.
Visit exchanges.state.gov to learn about a program for you!

Host an Exchange Student
Consider an inter-cultural experience without leaving home by hosting an exchange student.
Visit hosting.state.gov to learn more!

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Differences between schools in
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teacher are more like friends
Students change classrooms
you choose your own classes
school is easier
grades based on tests, quzies and homeworks
Sports part of the school
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teachers more like parents, very strict
teachers change classrooms
All classes with the same group of people
you don't choose your classes
when teacher comes into class u have to stand to greet him
School is HARD
Grades based on oral exams
Sports - not part of the school
Transport
In small cities
People have one or two cars
Students walk to school
Almost none uses their car for work
People get around by walking - everything is so close
Bigger cities
some students go by bus
people go to work by a car or a bus
some of them walk

Soccer,

Basketball

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Handball

are the most popular sports in Macedonia. We have all of the sports, except
American Football
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Baseball.
Sport in Macedonia
Did you know?
The cave Peshna in Makedonski Brod was described by New York Times as looking “exactly like Helm’s Deep from Lord of the Rings”.
Mother Theresa was born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, in 1910.
The greatest conqueror in the human history was Alexander The Great Macedonian.He overthrew the Persian Empire,defeated the Greek city-states, carried Macedonian arms to India and Egypt.
Ohrid Lake is the oldest and one of the deepest lakes in Europe (max depth 288m). It is estimated 4 million years old and has 200 endemic species that haven’t been found at any other place in the world.
OHRID LAKE will always be "our sea"
Skopje
365 churches in Ohrid
Skopje is the capital of Macedonia, as well as one of its largest and most famous cities.
Republic of Macedonia is a predominantly mountainous country. Approximately 50% of the territory of Macedonia represents a typical mountainous area, which consist hills and mountains.
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