From Singapore to Estonia: an Erasmus Experience

So far, you have heard what it’s like for a TTÜ student to go abroad via Erasmus, but today Royce, a student from Singapore, will tell you what it’s like to do an exchange in Tallinn. Read about his adventurous journey:  My Erasmus Experience: 9,254 kilometres away from home Walking around campus, you may have…

The Tallinn Service Guide: Second-Hand Shops

Coming to Estonia with only one or two suitcases that the stupid airlines charged you a lot of money for is quite the challenge: you will have to make a lot of compromises and bring only the essentials (that teddy bear you’ve had with you since you were 3 years old will probably have to…

5 useful apps you should have in Tallinn – the 2017 edition

Last year we gave you a list of 5 very useful apps that would make your life easier while you live in Tallinn. Sadly, two of those are no longer available, so it’s time to give that list a much needed update with the inclusion of two other apps that hopefully you will find as…

Thesis, graduation and life after university, part I

It’s been a long time since I last wrote something for you, I’m sorry! It’s been a crazy time lately. Now I would like to share with you some insights on what to expect when you are about to graduate and the options you have after you finish your studies at TTÜ. I know you…

Short Q&A for Incoming Students

Now that the application period is over, all that is left to do is wait for our admission team to get back to you with –hopefully- some exciting news. Coming from my experience, however, waiting comes with endless questions about what life in Estonia and particularly TTÜ is like. Most of these answers you can…

Being a Latin American in Estonia

One of the first things we were warned about when we first arrived to Estonia, was culture shock: all those things we know and love from our home countries, even those we had taken for granted and hadn’t even noticed before, are now suddenly gone, and that can be quite scary. For us Latin Americans, our cultural differences with Estonians…

Let’s talk about money: living expenses in Tallinn

One of the questions we get asked the most is how much students spend while living in Tallinn. The answer is not so straightforward because it will depend a lot on each person’s lifestyle; but what is certain is that, compared to most European capitals, life is fairly cheap in Tallinn. Here are some rough…

Stockholm: My exchange semester

  We had previously talked about the process of going on Erasmus here and here, but now it’s time to talk about the actual experience of being on Erasmus and to try to explain why so many people love their semester abroad. Anastasia has already talked about her time in Rome (link here) and now…

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…