Serbia is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covering major influential events in the Central Balkan.Serbia is a member of the UN, Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Partnership for Peace, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation and Central European Free Trade Agreement. It is also an official candidate for membership in the European Union. Serbia has an upper-middle income economy, which has made the largest progress in the region. The capital of The Republic of Serbia, Belgrade (translates to White City), is among Europe’s oldest cities, and one of the largest in Central Europe.
With long history and tradition Belgrade lies steady at the delta of Sava and Danube rivers. It has a distinctive architecture that consists of modern buildings and old structures from various historical periods. Impressive views over the Danube and Sava rivers, Belgrade Fortress, Avala Tower, The Square of the Republic, Vuk’s Monument and Kalemegdan Park together represent a cultural spotlight of exceptional importance.
Belgrade has established itself as one of the brightest business centres in this region, offering a diverse selection of cultural events. Festivals such as FEST, BITEF, BELEF and BEMUS as well as The Book Fair have gone beyond the national boundaries and become part of European cultural and artistic stage. Aside from this, there are over 30 museums in Belgrade, such as Nikola Tesla Museum, The Museum of African Art, The Museum of Science and Technology. Galleries and libraries are mostly free of charge for students. For those who enjoy theatre, Belgrade will be a true revelation, with more than 20 professional, and at least as many amateur theatres with amazing repertoires.
Serbia has a representative in almost every competitive sport. Among the most popular sports are football, basketball, water polo, volleyball, handball, tennis and swimming, followed by cricket and rugby. Students can use most of the sport fields and recreation centres free of charge. Belgrade hosted many international multi-sport events, such as summer and winter Student Universiade.
LSC organises various sporting events. Students have the opportunity to play cricket at the competitive level against the other Institutions in the national university league. The LSC Cricket Team has been regional champions at the British Universities and Colleges Sports league two years running and has played matches in both, locally and internationally. In 2011, first match occurred between English and Serbian national team in Belgrade. LSC team played and won against Belgrade’s cricket team.
Belgrade’s nightlife has grown in the recent years and now many Europeans travel to Belgrade exclusively to party. Numerous nightclubs, bars, cafes, casinos and cabaret shows stay open until late. Much of the activity takes place on floating river clubs along the Danube and Sava for which Belgrade is unique in Europe.