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Rüdiger and Antonel Roach, South African expats, living in Tallinn.

A South African couple shares their tips on moving to Estonia

A South African couple, Rüdiger and Antonel Roach, packed up their things and moved to Estonia in March 2017; now that they’ve settled in, they’re happy to share their experience and tips on moving to a strange country. This article is commercial content, paid for by the European Social Fund …

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Estonishing Evenings: Could tolerance boost Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look at tolerance and diversity in Estonia. “It’s not that gays and diversity equal high technology. But if your culture is not such that it can accept difference, and uniqueness and oddity and eccentricity, you will not get high tech …

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Do it for Tartu – what we can offer to the City of Good Thoughts

Hongkonger Iverson Ng, a first-year student in Tartu, calls upon the international students in the town to learn the Estonian language to leave a legacy and strengthen their sense of belonging. “We tried to engage and invite them to an event. We made an effort. But it didn’t seem to …

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Hong Kong startupper: Estonia is a good place to stay focused

Kwun-Lok Ng, a startup founder from Hong Kong, is one of the increasing number of entrepreneurs who have benefitted from the Estonian startup visa programme. This article is paid for by Startup Estonia. At the beginning of 2017, Estonia launched a new programme – called the startup visa – allowing …

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“Seltsimees Laps” – not only a movie about Stalinist tyranny, but also on Estonian modesty

The Tallinn-based Italian expat, Milena Spigaglia, shares her thoughts on the new Estonian movie about the Stalinist tyranny, “Seltsimees Laps” (“The Little Comrade”). When I was a child, I asked my mother – who passed away a few years ago and simply loved to take care of her garden – …

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Moving to Estonia? Here’s why your decision to do so has just been made even easier

Did you know that Estonia has an engaging welcoming programme for the newly arrived people? This article is commercial content, paid for by the European Social Fund and the Ministry of the Interior. In the recent years, thousands of people from all corners of the world have chosen Estonia as …

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UPDATED: Estonishing Evenings: Is it easy to succeed as a woman in Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look at the Estonian women’s chances to succeed in the country.* Organised in partnership with Estonian World and Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking evenings that host different speakers expressing their viewpoints and experiences on hot topics and matters …

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An Italian-run bar in Tartu breathing life into once sleepy neighbourhood

Simone Cassano, an Italian from the Puglia region, opened a bar in the Karlova area of Tartu, the second-biggest town in Estonia, where Estonians stop “being Estonians” – they actually talk! When Simone Cassano moved to Estonia to start a family with his girlfriend, he traded the year-round warmth and …

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