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…

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…

Christmas has arrived to Tallinn!

Pretty much all cities in Europe have Christmas markets in their main squares, and Tallinn is no exception. But there is something unique about this one: Tallinn claims to be the place where the first Christmas tree was ever erected. How cool is that? 🙂 The legend tells us that as early as 1441, the…

My Erasmus Experience – the Application Process  

Do you have a dream city where you have always wanted to live? A language you have always wanted to master? Or perhaps a university you have always wanted to study in? Then you have come to the right place! If you would like to learn a new language, experience a new culture, and gain…

PÖFF: The Black Nights Film Festival

If you are a movie fan, then this will interest you. The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), is a very cool event that takes place in Tallinn every year where many films from all over the world are screened. The Festival ends with a closing ceremony where the best movie is chosen and awarded. This…