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Tere tulemast – Welcome to wonderland!
When visitors first arrive in Estonia a common thought is, “Have I arrived in a fairy tale?”.
Estonia is a magical little country filled with enchanting forests, scenic coastlines Viking relics and friendly locals! It’s cheap and safe too, making it a fantastic host country for your exchange adventure!
Estonians speak Estonian as well as English, Russian, Finnish and German. Most Estonians are bilingual, in fact, they reckon they are among the best English speakers in Europe and who are we to argue? Estonian sounds just like elvish, right out of Lord of the Rings, lending to the illusion that this little country is populated by fairy tale characters!
Estonia is a highly connected e-society, with electronic ID-cards, e-government, e-health, e-school, e-parking and free wireless Wi-Fi almost everywhere, even in the forest! With this in mind, it’s not surprising to learn that Skype was also created and developed in Estonia!
The traditional cuisine is mouthwatering with breakfasts of cheese on dark rye bread and school students are prepared a delicious hot lunch at school. Dinner generally consists of tasty soups followed by meat and potatoes in rich sauces. Kohuke is a very popular snack of sweet curd covered in chocolate or caramel. Yum!
If you want to experience a dynamic part of Europe, with a mix of cultures and a fusion of traditional and modern, Estonia is the place for you! So what are you waiting for?
|August 2023||Short Term||$ 10,250||4 April 2023|
|August 2023||Semester||$ 11,850||4 April 2023|
|August 2023||Academic Year||$ 13,250||4 April 2023|
|October 2023||Short Term||$ 10,250||13 June 2023|
|January 2024||Short Term||$ 10,250||22 August 2023|
|January 2024||Semester||$ 11,850||22 August 2023|
A flight surcharge may be applied if at the time of making flight bookings airlines are charging significantly higher airfares.
High Schools don’t generally require students to wear a school uniform and a typical school day is from 8am to 3pm. Subjects include maths, Estonian grammar and literature, sciences, sport, arts and foreign languages. English is taught as the first foreign language in most schools.
According to the Foreign Service Institute, Estonian is the fifth hardest language to learn. Especially for the native English speakers, this language is difficult because it operates with 14 noun cases, but what a fantastic language to have under your belt! Nearly everyone in Estonia speaks a second language, most commonly this is English, however students will still need to be motivated to learn Estonian.
Estonia has warm summers and cold winters. The record high is 36 degrees in summer. The record low is -36 degrees in January. Eastern Estonia and the many Estonian islands tend to experience cooler temperatures.
12.6 4.6 °C
14.4 3.9 °C
12.9 6.9 °C