Rome: my exchange semester

An hour ago, I took off from Rome Fiumicino airport, and my Erasmus experience has officially come to an end. Many of you, however, are now packing your bags and getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime. An adventure that will show you the world from a different perspective, no matter who you are…

My Erasmus Experience: The Application Process, Part II

I love living in Tallinn, but right after I was accepted at TTÜ I started looking at the possibility of spending a semester somewhere else. To me, an Erasmus experience was the perfect opportunity to live in another city and learn about yet another culture, so doing this was always in my mind and fortunately I had…

January in Estonia

I once read somewhere that January is the worst month of the year in Estonia and, well, I have to agree with that: it’s cold and dark, there isn’t much to do other than studying for a couple of exams if you didn’t take them all already, and the Christmas festivities are long gone. The…

Where to Study in Tallinn

So exams are coming up and you are tired of studying at home and staring at the same four walls? I am completely with you. So here are some places in Tallinn that make studying a little more fun and motivating. TTU Library Of course, if you are a student of TTU you know about…

Christmas has arrived to Tallinn!

Pretty much all cities in Europe have Christmas markets in their main squares, and Tallinn is no exception. But there is something unique about this one: Tallinn claims to be the place where the first Christmas tree was ever erected. How cool is that? 🙂 The legend tells us that as early as 1441, the…

My Erasmus Experience – the Application Process  

Do you have a dream city where you have always wanted to live? A language you have always wanted to master? Or perhaps a university you have always wanted to study in? Then you have come to the right place! If you would like to learn a new language, experience a new culture, and gain…

PÖFF: The Black Nights Film Festival

If you are a movie fan, then this will interest you. The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), is a very cool event that takes place in Tallinn every year where many films from all over the world are screened. The Festival ends with a closing ceremony where the best movie is chosen and awarded. This…

How to survive the Estonian winter…

Even though it’s only the end of September, winter is slowly approaching the Estonian frontier. So, as a person who has already survived one Estonian winter, I think I’m pretty qualified to provide you with some survival tips for this wonderful time of the year 😉 1)Start with a positive outlook. Yes, it might get…

Exploring Tallinn: Patarei

Tallinn is so much more than its Old Town. There are several cool places to go to and Autumn is the perfect time to do so: it isn’t too cold yet, there aren’t too many tourists anymore and final exams are nowhere to be seen yet. In the series Exploring Tallinn we will show you some of…

Light Walks (celebrating the end of Summer)

Whether you have already been to Kardiorg park or not, the upcoming event “Light Walks” is the perfect excuse for you to go there next Thursday, September 15th. It’s a festival that takes place every year where people gather in Kadriorg to celebrate the end of Summer with gorgeous lights, picnics and friends. The event…

International Students: Work in Estonia

Why Work? Many of us face the choice of attending school and work at the same time due to numerous considerations: different internship opportunities, experience, a need to pay one’s bills, etc. Let’s be realistic: working during your studies is not easy. Naturally, it may result in stress, lower grades or reduced quality of work….

Before your arrival to Estonia…

The frantic few months before my arrival to Estonia are still vivid in my head, so here are some things that you should know, and hopefully will make you feel better, before you turn a new, exciting chapter in your life. 1.Food is relatively cheap in Estonia I remember one of my biggest fears about…