Blue sky, cooling sea, meditative sounds from nature… Yeah, we miss summer as much as you do. So what if we told you that a dream like this can come true? Let us take you I Land Sound festival.

“I was just searching for possible universities for my exchange studies, and when I saw Estonia, I said to myself, let’s try it and see how the life there is”. Valentina is a 25-year-old exchange student from Slovenia studying political science. She came to Estonia to complete her thesis in the field of green infrastructure. She is studying the cases of Slovenia, Estonia and Finland.

When studying in Estonia, you definitely don’t want to miss the opportunity to see what this small but beautiful country has to offer besides the town you are studying in. You can travel around the whole country in just a couple of days. There are many many places to find and explore but in this post, you’ll find some tips and routes that can help you on your road discovering this beautiful Nordic country. 

Dear international students - welcome to Estonia!

Spring semester is just about to begin – welcome to all international students starting their life in Estonia this semester and hello again to the one’s who are still with us. If you are new in Estonia or looking for something to do, then you should definently check out events & trips done by our sections. In Estonia ESN is compiled of 5 sections of which 4 are in Tallinn and 1 in Tartu. The best place to start is to join their welcome weeks.

America, Canada, Japan and many other countries could have been a choice of Suzan to make her exchange studies, but she chose Estonia. Suzan is an exchange student from the Netherlands. The nature of Estonia attracted her, but moreover, the courses and the possibilities for studies were the major aspects of her choice.
Peamine põhjus, miks otsustasin Erasmus+ raames Hispaaniasse õppima minna oli soov parandada hispaania keele oskust, kuid lisaks sellele ka soov lähemalt tundma õppida hispaanlaste kombeid ja kultuuri. Veel ahvatles Erasmus+ võimalusega tutvuda paljude uute ja erinevate inimestega kogu maailmast.
 

It’s always nice to enjoy your time in a warm place, in a place where you can go swimming in October, and the days are long. Nevertheless, it might appear that a country with a cold climate is still a pleasant spot to be in. Despite not being able to swim in the sea in October, and enjoy long days, Estonia is a good place to live in.

This weekend ESN Estonia gathered all together in Tallinn to celebrate our organisation and to show appreciation to our volunteers. During New Year's Gala of ESN Estonia, we also had StarEST awards ceremony. Aim of the StarEST awards was to highlight amazing people, activities, events and sections.
Previously, there have been posts about Estonian 101, which is a good way to begin. Knowing some Estonian is a great way to begin. However, there are some more things you should know before encountering a wild Estonian or moving here.

First things first - personal space

If you want to be truly Southern and be kind, you’ll need words such as to impress Estonians...and also make them really uncomfortable. COMPLIMENTS are the way!

Basic knowledge on topics you’ll need to know about

Going out

An Introduction - basic words you'll need during the first weeks 

One way to see Estonians smile during your stay here is saying them something in their own language. Estonians are modest and think that their language is too small for someone foreign to bother to learn something. If you know even some small basics like Aitäh, Tere and such can light up someone’s day. 

Anna Maria Tukiainen is a full time Finish student at Tallinn University. In her interview she shares her experience in Estonian and names priorities and disadvantages of living in Estonia.

You’re thinking about learning Estonian, huh? We’ve made it easier for you and gathered up some information that could be useful while learning the language.