3 Best Tools to Boost Your Learning Productivity

The exam season is coming! Certainly, you can handle it in an old-fashioned way, sitting in the library for hours per day with your pen, paper, and textbook. Or, you can be the smart one to use technology – to ace your exams without frantic, last-minute cramming and exhausting all-nighters.  1. Toggl – Know Where…

Broke student’s guide to museums in Tallinn

When it comes to museums, Tallinn is a place to be, especially for a broke student like me:)  Here is a short guide that might be useful to you. Estonian Art Museums KUMU is a perfect place to explore history of Estonian art as well as to see some contemporary art exhibitions. You can also…

Mardilaat: Tallinn’s biggest handicraft fair

Every year, around Saint Martin’s Day (Mardipäev), the largest fair of handmade items takes place in Tallinn. This time around, it will take place from the 16th to the 19th of November at Saku Suurhall (next to Rocca al Mare shopping mall). In there, you can find a lot of locally produced items, mostly textiles…

Travelling in and outside Estonia: transportation tools and tips

If you have been in Tallinn for a couple of months now, you might start getting curious about other cities nearby that you can visit. There are certainly a few picturesque towns in Estonia and some great cities in other countries that are easy to reach. Anastasia already talked here about the most popular trips…

Public transportation in Tallinn

Tallinn’s public transportation services include buses, trolleys, trams, trains and even vessels, and it is well organized, quite reliable and punctual. So in order to use all of these, there are certain steps you need to make and some tools that will make your life easier. In this post, we will explain all of these….

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…