Tag Archives: Erasmus

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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The Story Behind The ‘Free Hugs Tartu’

On 5 December, a bunch of international students at the University of Tartu decided to share some love and positiveness with random people around the city with the ‘Free Hugs’ campaign. Continue reading

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