Tag Archives: Erasmus

I am the one who knocks – overcoming the small cultural differences on a term abroad

Before arriving in Estonia, I wondered how it would be to spend six months in the north of Europe. I knew about a few things – beautiful nature, the vibrant student city, the emotional history – but how it would … Continue reading

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Hannah Schaper: Stay Curious and Show Initiative

Hannah Schaper, a graduating student from Germany looks back at the time she spent in Tartu while studying at the International Relations and Regional Studies programme. Continue reading

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Aldus Manutius: Italics, the Semicolon, and Pocket Books

Learn about the invention of italics, the semicolon, and portable pocket-sized books. Continue reading

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The United Nations of Tartu: Compact Town with an Infinite Horizon

Read what Frederik Declercq from Belgium, an exchange student at the University of Tartu in 2008, thinks about his Tartu study experience. Continue reading

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In Estonia, Andrea Met Gnomes and Heard an Elf Language

In this interview, Andrea Atzori, a former exchange student in Tartu, reflects on Estonia, its people and language, and recalls the turbulent dorm life at Raatuse 22. Continue reading

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Four Months of Erasmus in Winter

Catherina from Germany writes about her four months of Erasmus experience in Estonia and Tartu, including the survival in winter. Continue reading

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Somewhere in the North: Why Nobody Came to Visit Me

Karin Pointner, who spent her Erasmus semester 2006/2007 in Tartu, won the first prize in the Erasmus-essay competition, organised by the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in educaton, science and research in autumn 2011. Karin’s essay came best among 200 submissions and was read to 300 people on May 3 during the “25 Years of Erasmus” celebrations in Vienna. Continue reading

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