Seychelles is ranked first as a welcoming country alongside some countries. It is 115-island country in Africa, whose capital is Victoria. The country is the second wealthiest country in Africa by GDP per capita PPP (Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP). It is an easy time travelling to the country, as they do not have to apply for a visa in advance; travellers are given a visitor’s permit upon arrival. Seychelles is a safe place to travel for studies, holidays (Seychelles holiday will be a great time for people that are interested to have a nice time in the country), honeymoon, etc.
The three national or official languages are Creole, English and French. Many Seychellois can fluently speak other languages such as Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.
Tourist attraction in Seychelles includes: Curieuse Island, Anse Royale beach, Cousin Island, Aride Island, Bicentennial monument, Tea factory, etc.
The dominant religion remains the Roman Catholicism with 86% of the population. This is followed by Anglican, Protestant, Muslim, Hindu and Bahaï.
Other Christian: 2.5%
Other Religions: 4.1%
The cuisine that is uniquely Seychellois; the Creole cuisine is actually a fusion of flavours from the African, French, Chinese, Indian and English cooking. The ingredients used are often fresh from a garden or fishing boat. Most of Seychellois cooking is based on seafood and chillies with rice and breadfruit as the staple. Dishes are very rich in flavour and exotically prepared with a mixture of French and Indian flavours. Coconut milk is also added to various dishes to add the extra flavour.
The fruits that are mostly used in the Seychelles food, are papayas, mangoes, melons, golden apples and limes. Ingredients such as chicken, octopus and lobster are more often used in traditional preparations of the local food in comparison to beef, lamb, prawns or crabs. The Seychellois and visitors( people on Seychelles holiday) alike enjoy the taste of the famous roasted, grilled, fried or curried fish served with vegetables or fruits chutneys such as pumpkin, green mangoes or egg plant.
The cosmopolitan Seychellois are a colourful blend of peoples of different races, cultures and religions. The cultural mix is a result of people from Africa, Europe and Asia who have come to Seychelles during different times in history. Those people have brought with them their distinct customs and culture to help shape the vibrant Seychellois culture that exists today. The African, European and Asian influence can be seen through the local art, music, dance, architecture and cuisine. Music is an important part of the Seychellois culture. The music is influenced by Polynesian, Arcadian, and Indian Music. Singing and dancing are important facets of life on the Seychelles islands.
Universities in Seychelles for international students
(1) University of Seychelles: UniSey is a fast-growing knowledge hub in the Indian Ocean. It was ranked 12641 in the world according to webometric in 2017. It is a young university, dating from its first intake in September 2009. Although it is young, it already shows a maturity of approach and enjoys a growing reputation. UniSey provides a number of University of London programmes, to offer students this international seal of approval to ensure that its initial courses are soundly based.
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Courses offered at University of Seychelles
- Bsc Computing and Information system
- BSocSc Social Work
- BSocSc Youth and Community Work
- BSc Business Administration
- BSc Banking and Finance
- BSc Management with Law
- LLB Laws
- BSc Applied Accounting
- BSc Banking and Finance
- Graduate Diploma in Finance
- BA English
- Licence De Français (BA French)
- Masters in Sustainable Tourism Management
- Masters in Business Administration
- Masters in Public Administration
(2) University of Seychelles American Institute of Medicine