On the first week in Tallinn we had the orientation for all the exchange students in Tallinn University for spring semester 2019. We got a lot of information and practical tips from many different people. One presentation was held by an English person living in Estonia, he was talking about cultural differences. Estonians don’t small…Continue reading
Exchange period – chance to travel to new places!
When you go for your exchange period you go for traveling. At the minimum you will have to travel from your home to your new home town. And even when you stay longer at the place, it is traveling – you get to see new places, try different restaurants, drink local drinks, walk around in…Continue reading
I visited a vocotional school with a vocotional teacher student of Tallinn University the other day. It was part of my studies as I should do an observation task where I observe a vocotional teacher at their class. We were at quite a small vocotional school here in Tallinn. They have students with special needs…Continue reading
Studying abroad – what’s different?
After couple of weeks I could write some remarks about what it is like to study abroad and what, if anything, is different than studying in Finland. Of course I have a bit different situation than many other students as I have some of my courses tailored for me as I’m not gonna stay whole…Continue reading
Today is Valentine’s day. In some countries it is overly commercial day when you should drown your loved ones into flowers, chocolate and other gifts. In Finland today is called Ystävänpäivä, which means friend’s day/day of friends. Even we haven’t managed to avoid the commercial buzz of the day, I like the original meaning better….Continue reading
First week, first impressions
On Monday morning it was absolutely freezing in Tallinn, even for a Finn. Went for a morning coffee nearby my apartment and almost got blown to the ground with the freezing wind. That combined to -13 degrees it felt more like -20 or something. So went home after coffee to put on more clothes and…Continue reading
What to do before you go
When you’ve decided that you want to go and study somewhere else than Finland, first thing you have to do is to check the timetable to discover when you can apply for the exchange period. In JAMK that’s possible two times a year – in spring you can apply for the next autumn semester or…Continue reading
Hi there! My name is Virpi and I’m blogging about my exchange experiences during 9 weeks of studying in Tallinn, Estonia. My situation is a bit different than maybe most of the students going abroad for an exchange period as I’m an adult student studying at School of Professional Teacher Education at Jyväskylä University of…Continue reading