Once a part of the Soviet Union, Lithuania is now among the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe. It is a small country known for its abundance of water with over 22,000 streams and rivers and 3,000 lakes. It is also a modern nation with one of the fastest internet speeds in the world. If you are looking to see a less explored side of Europe, then Lithuania is a good place to study. Lithuania is a Baltic state and is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east, and Poland to the south. The western part of the country sits on the Baltic Sea and is known as the Curonian Spit: a 98km sand dune spit that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The weather in Lithuania can get relatively cold. Winter temperatures often drop below the ’30s. Summers are pleasant with temperatures in the high 60s. From April to October, it rains frequently which explains the lush forests throughout the country. English and Russian are the most widely spoken languages after Lithuanian. In fact, around 66% of people between the ages of 25-64 can speak two or more languages. The country is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency. As one of the least expensive countries in Europe, Lithuania is perfect for those with tight student budgets. Accommodation costs are often below €200 per month.