Why Tallinn, Estonia?
It is quite new destination. Been there? Done that? Estonia is still a relatively undiscovered country. That means you will get the first glimpse of an exotic, new destination that's chock full of surprises. You will experience historic, fairytale charm of Tallinn's Old Town, the natural beauty of the country's primeval forests and rugged seacoast. Lots of universities to choose from and wide variety of English-taught courses.
Closer than you think. Getting to Estonia is easy. Most major European cities are less than two hours away by air. Tallinn is only 1 hour from Stockholm and Copenhagen and 2 hours from Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin and Frankfurt.. So you can invite your friends over or visit your family during bigger holidays without any trouble.
English widely spoken. English-speaking visitors will have no trouble communicating in Estonia. As residents of one of the smallest EU nations, Estonians have embraced the international language and proficiency levels are quite high.
Hassle-free borders. Estonia is an EU member and part of the Schengen visa zone, so most delegates won't have to bother with customs or passport checks when arriving and departing.
Credit/debit cards accepted. Thanks to the Estonians' love for high-tech conveniences, payment by card is extremely popular here. Visa and Mastercard accepted in all shops and cafés.
Wonderful Tallinn. The capital, Tallinn, is best known for its unforgettable, UNESCO-listed Medieval Old Town, a fairytale neighborhood of cobblestone streets, gabled houses, picturesque lanes and Gothic churches that was built up from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Here culturally-minded students can explore a wide range of museums, churches and handicraft workshops, or visit the KUMU art museum, named Europe's best museum in 2008.
Compact - almost everything within walking distance. Size matters, and when it comes to getting around the town, smaller is definitely better. Distances in Estonia are conveniently short. After landing at the Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport, you can be in the city centre with fifteen minutes.
Free wireless internet is a human right. Free wireless internet is available nearly everywhere – schools, restaurants, pubs, hostels, and cafés throughout the cities. Estonia is one of the most wired-up – and wireless – places on the planet. This is, after all, where Skype was invented.
And once the school stress gets you and you need a quick getaway - 50% of Estonia's territory is covered by forests and 20% by bogs. That means nature areas in Estonia are never far away, no matter where you are!
So come and discover this magical country while studing here, we are waiting for you!
Autumn semester 2012