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Summer School “Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture”

Getting away from the heat, I moved north to the long-awaited semiotics summer school and a new season of Game of Thrones. Having crossed the Seven Kingdoms (four, to be honest), I found myself in Estonia where dried yellowness of … Continue reading

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My Memorable Moments in Tartu

Desiree Simpson, an international exchange student from Canada, shares her experience of silence and life in Tartu. Continue reading

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Tartu: Student-Friendly and Open-Minded. There Is History Here.

See what new international students think about their first weeks in Estonia, Tartu, and the university. Continue reading

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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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Autumn Edition: Students Blog about Tartu

Discover some cool student blogs and posts – many of them revolve around autumn now… Continue reading

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Pigheadedness Brought Me to Post-Soviet Estonia

Tricia Cornell arrived in Tartu in 1995, less than four years after the Soviet Union collapsed. Foreign students lived on a locked floor of the old dorm; rooms were severely cold in the winter. “God, I loved that place.” Continue reading

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My Enchanting Semester in Tartu

Chloe from Nebraska looks back at her exchange semester in Tartu and shares her most vivid memories and encounters. Continue reading

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