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Erasmus Experience in Tallinn, Estonia by Samara

Published by Samara Warnerová — 3 months ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia

Why did you choose to go to Tallinn, Estonia?

Because of recommendation of my friends and also because of the system that, as I still believe, is quite good.


How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

5 months, 2000€.

What is the student lifestyle like in Tallinn?

Lots of parties, not so much student discounts.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Tallinn to other students?

I don't study at the Tallinn University, but the city is quite cool.

What is the food like?

As a vegan, I haven't tried anything Estonian, but there are lots of vegan restaurants and cafés.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Tallinn?

I applied for a dormitory which I got, but I recommend to do so ASAP after accepting the application.

How much does it cost to live in Tallinn?

For me, 120€ for accomodation + around 300€ per month for food, parties and maybe even trips. Without going for parties, I believe 200€ can cover all the costs (except of accomodation).

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

There is one, but you will not learn anything from it (EMTA).

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Tallinn from your city?

I am from Czech Republic and took a plane from Vienna for approx. 75€ (+30€ luggage), but it is also possible to fly via London (Vienna-London-Tallinn can be for 22€ only via Ryanair, but you have to pay for luggage as well, OR join ESN and then one luggage is for free).

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Tallinn?

Sveta Baar, Kopli 2, anything in Telliskivi, Red Emperor Bar.

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Tallinn?

I like sushi on the Keskturg tram station (sushi set for 5€ with soup between 12-3PM), also in Balti Jaama turg there are vegan burgers and snacks that are quite cheap.


Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Tallinn in the future?

The weather is colder than you can imagine! I recommend going to a dormitory and ask the management to match you with somebody from Erasmus as well. A lot of people are leaving dorms just because they don't like their roommates (usually musicians outside of Europe that don't speak English) and I've experienced this problem, too.


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