Moving to Estonia with a family

Moving to a different country for a study is never easy, but doing so with a family is a true challenge. So for this blog post, I decided to interview my fellow friend and colleague from E-governance technologies and services about his experiences:) So, let’s begin with an introduction.  Hi, my name is Rois and…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…