Tag Archives: Erasmus

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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Happy Tweets from Room 351

Six girls, all of them international students at the University of Tartu this autumn semester, have been tweeting from a collective account @Raatuse349351. Here are some of their tweets, highlighting different sides of international student life enjoyed in Tartu by … Continue reading

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Student Video: I Just Can’t Get Enough!

This is a diary video by Rūta Petersonaitė, a fourth year student of publishing at Vilnius University, about her 2010/2011 semester in Tartu, Estonia. Continue reading

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Looking Good Is Feeling Good: International Students Present Their Case

This is the second installment in the 4-part series on student life by Rūta Petersonaitė, a fourth year student of publishing at Vilnius University, who is currently spending this autumn semester in Tartu. Rūta’s first story explored why students chose … Continue reading

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Why Tartu? Why not!

This semester the University of Tartu is hosting a record number of international students – 680. This fact begs the question as to what reasons brought them here, and with two months already behind them, it would also be interesting to know whether their expectations met with delightful or awkward surprises, what they think Estonians are like and what are the “must-dos” of Tartu in their point of view? Continue reading

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