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The Estonian centennial parade: Thoughts by an Italian

Based on her experience at the Estonian centennial parade, the Tallinn-based Italian expat, Milena Spigaglia, cites Estonia’s perceived lack of distance between its leaders and the people as a positive example, especially compared with the more elitist approach of Italian leaders. There I was, on Saturday morning, celebrating the Estonian independent statehood. There was …

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Estonishing Evenings: Is there a place for God in Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings series returns to Tallinn, taking a closer look at the Estonians’ relationship with religion. Organised in partnership with Estonian World, the Estonishing Evenings series is an English-speaking evening hosting different speakers expressing their viewpoints and experiences on hot topics and matters concerning both the locals and non-natives living in Estonia. Estonia …

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Christian Reeve: Five cultural differences between Estonia and the UK

Christian Reeve, a Tallinn-based British expat, writes about the small but important differences between the UK and Estonia in terms of social situations. When visiting other countries, it’s always important to do your research and find out what the biggest faux pas might be. In my brief time in Estonia, …

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Christian Reeve: The lessons I’ve learned since being in Estonia

Christian Reeve, a Tallinn-based British expat, writes about the monumental differences between Estonia and his native country. Estonia has taught me some important lessons during my brief time here. Besides learning the language and the culture, I’ve also learned about some of the monumental differences between Estonia and my native …

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An Estonian university opens an IT curriculum in English for expats

From February 2018, foreigners and expats living in Estonia can study information technology (IT) in English on the undergraduate level for the first time. The curriculum, Software Development and Entrepreneurship, is focused on the skills Estonian IT companies are looking for. The new initiative comes about as the Estonian students’ numbers …

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My first southern summer: how I learned to survive Estonia

Clarisse Bordonneau, a 37-year-old French woman, recently celebrated the anniversary of her first year in Estonia. She tells how the summer is the best season to more deeply discover the Estonian universe. In France, the summer is a resting season. In southern Estonian countryside, it is the straight opposite. I …

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Estonishing Evenings: Is Estonia really the land of opportunities for entrepreneurs?

The Estonishing Evenings series returns to Tallinn, taking a closer look behind the hype of headlines and statistics with regard to business environment in Estonia. Organised in partnership with Estonian World, the Estonishing Evenings series is an English-speaking evening hosting different speakers expressing their viewpoints and experiences on hot topics and matters concerning both …

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