Tag Archives: Estonian

Tartu 1992-1993: The Wild, Wild West

Eva from the USA recalls her studies in Tartu one year after Estonia regained its independence in 1991: Foreign students behind a security door, no heat in winter, limited fruits and vegetables, taxi vodka. 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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To Be Estonian – It Sucks! Or not?

See why it may suck to be Estonian and what UT researchers and students think about this popular social and political parody. Continue reading

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5 Recipes: What Does Christmas Taste and Smell Like?

Sille Vadi, a valued food blogger and a staff member at the University of Tartu, explores Christmas smells and tastes, and offers 5 easy recipes for the holidays. Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Kalev’s Product Placement

Natalia Hoffman, an independent researcher into the visual communication of Estonia, analyses the packaging of two Kalev’s chocolate products and their placement in a local supermarket. Continue reading

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Four Months amongst Estonian Short Stories

Martin Carayol, a PhD student at INALCO in Paris and a teacher of Finno-Ugric linguistics at Caen University, writes about how rich and interesting Estonian literature is. Martin has studied the formation of the Estonian short story canon in Tartu as a part of his doctoral thesis. 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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