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.
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.
First things first - personal space
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.