An insight to my decisions about Estonia

Why you chose Estonia? “Elina, why you chose Estonia?” So many times people ask me this. I do not have any cool inspiring answer to you. I wanted to live abroad but that time I was so young that I did not want to go too far away, thus I chose Estonia. This all happened…

A short guide to working in Estonia

One of the most common (and sensitive) questions I often receive from incoming international students are job-related. That is why I decided to come up with a Q&A about working in Estonia. A quick disclaimer first: I am not in the capacity to estimate your chances of landing a certain position since I am a…

Life as a Student Ambassador

In September 2017, as I embarked on a flight towards pursuing higher legal education in Estonia, the sister island that makes up my country-Barbuda, was being destroyed by Hurricane Irma. This left every resident homeless and traumatized by the natural disaster.  As a result, I missed the orientation days and had no idea how to…

Journey to Estonia

Why you Chose Estonia? “Why did you leave a sunny area for a place that is usually cold?” I have been asked this question many times before and my answer is simple, travelling to Estonia is worth the 12 hours and 41 minutes flight from Antigua because the experience received is priceless. I first learnt…

Taking it one step further: being a Ph.D. student in TTÜ

  My name is Valentyna Tsap and I come from Ternopil, Ukraine. I acquired my bachelor’s degree in international information program in my hometown university and my master’s in e-governance technologies and services program here, in Tallinn. Now, I’m a first-year Ph.D. student of Department of Software Science, School of Information Technology.   Why Estonia? Sometimes I still…

Finding a key to e-Estonia

Tere! My name is Yuliia Petriv and I am a first-year student of e-Governance technologies and services masters programme at TTÜ. When I tell people about my major, they often seem confused about what exactly do I study and why did I choose to do so. In this blog, I will try to shed some…

Why study in Estonia?

Two years ago, I decided that it was time for a new challenge for my education. So I started searching for what was going to be my new home and among many countries, universities and studying programs, I came up with Estonia and Tallinn University of Technology. Although, I had heard before about Estonia (yeah,…

Dormitory: is it a good idea or not?

If you are a perspective TTÜ student considering dormitory as a place to stay, this article may be helpful for you. Well, I am a first-year TTÜ student living in a shared room for the last three months. This is my first co-living experience. I think what I am going to tell may be useful…

Finland 100

When I woke up on December 6th 2017, I had received a text message from the Finland 100 campaign secretary as had all the other Finns too. The message said: “Today Finland celebrates 100 years of independence – Happy Birthday Finland and Finns!”. It instantly put a smile on my face, what a great way…

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…