Student Exchange to Estonia

If you are set on a European exchange but want a cool alternative to the ever-popular Italy-France-Germany trio, consider Estonia.

 

Our Estonian program includes multiple orientations – one upon arrival in Estonia, and one just before you depart for home, to assist with your re-entry. Participants in the year program also attend a mid-term orientation! The arrival orientation will include a crash course in Estonian language, and you will be supported with online tuition for the beginning part of your program.

 

Students also enjoy two field trips within Estonia while on exchange – these trips allow you to see a little bit more of the country outside of your host-community as well as being fun opportunities to connect with other exchange students.

FROM $9,400

WHY APPLY FOR A STUDENT EXCHANGE TO ESTONIA

 

Estonia is a clean, safe, tech-savvy and culturally vibrant location for a student exchange. The small Baltic nation will capture you with its natural beauty, medieval architecture, and rich cultural traditions.

 

As an exchange student, you will live with a local family and experience Estonian life. The Estonian family unit is typically small (1-2 kids) and close-knit, so it will be significant for them to welcome you into their home. You will find that while relationships may take some time to flourish, your investment will be rewarded with deep and long-lasting connections with your new family.

 

Estonia is abundant with nature reserves, so you may enjoy hiking, birdwatching, canoeing on the lakes, and a fun activity called ‘bog-walking’ (kind of like snowshoeing through marshlands!). The country’s natural world is complemented nicely by its progressive tech industry and beautiful towns, including the stunning capital Tallinn, which is one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities.

 

As a student in Estonia, you will experience what is heralded as one of the best education systems in the world. Estonia values equal access to technology as well as equity in education more generally. You will attend a public high school where instruction is likely in Estonian, which is closely related to Finnish. The school day typically starts around 8:00am and ends around 3:00pm. Music is a compulsory school subject, and Estonia has a long cultural tradition of singing – joining the school choir would be a great way to learn both culture and language! In fact, Estonian schools value extracurricular activities, so you will be able to take advantage of plenty of school-based hobby groups.

Rooted in traditional flavours, staples like mashed potatoes and blood sausages and hernesupp, a pea soup with ham or pork can be  enjoyed throughout the year showcasing the influence of the Baltic region’s agricultural heritage.

Unique dishes like kama, a blend of  roasted barley, rye, oat, and pea flour, add a distinctive touch to Estonian gastronomy. Other delicacies are marinated eel enjoyed in  summer to the comforting warmth of karask bread in winter.

Public transport in Estonia is efficient, reliable, and sustainable. Cities like Tallinn boast well-developed and user-friendly public  ransportation systems, including buses, trams, and trolleys, providing convenient connectivity within urban areas. In smaller towns and  ural areas, buses are often the primary mode of public transportation.

Estonia experiences a temperate climate with mild summers between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius, colourful autumns, cold winters with  emperatures often below freezing, and a gradual transition to warmer spring temperatures 5 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Want more info?

 

Please submit your details to express interest in going on a student exchange from Australia to one of our international destinations. A Students Of The World team-member will provide you with further information.