Erasmus internship is part of the educational path of many students. Choosing a country can be challenging, there are so many options! Estonia is the most visited country of the Baltic republics. It is a tourist and student destination. Tallinn’s medieval old town, beautiful beaches covered by the Baltic Sea and rich nature are the country’s most important attractions.
Tallinn is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. The Old Town is the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe. When you visit there you will find it very charming with colorful little houses, gothic churches and impressive defensive structures.
But it is a mistake to think that Estonia is only Tallinn. The truth is that there are countless beautiful places in this Baltic country. Most Erasmus students who come to the country like to go on group trips to picturesque places, such as Pärnu, Haapsalu or any national park.
For all these reasons, more and more students are choosing Estonia. A study conducted by Euroestudent confirmed this trend showing a ranking of the top destinations:
Estonia stands out with 51 percent, making it the fourth most popular destination after Turkey, Italy and Georgia. And it’s not just about data. Estonia is an international country with people from all over the world with whom you can meet and exchange thoughts, ideas and customs.
Why Choose Estonia For Erasmus Internship?
The official language of Estonia is Estonian, a Finno-Ugric language. Along with Finnish and Hungarian, it is one of the few non-Indo-European languages that has survived on the old continent. Consequently, it is unlike anything you have ever heard before. With vowels and beautiful sounds, the Estonian language has a long literary heritage, so it’s worth learning, even if it can be difficult at first.
But if you’re wondering if language could be a barrier… the answer is no. Fortunately, English is widely spoken throughout the country by people from all walks of life, especially young people. So don’t worry, you can enjoy Estonia without the language.
Education For Erasmus Students
Estonia has a long history of higher education. The first university, the University of Tartu, was founded in 1632, making it one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe.
On the other hand, Estonia is known as the “king of start-ups” because there are more than 1000 start-ups, so they need staff and help from students from all over the world. Hundreds of international students come to Estonia every year through the Erasmus scholarship and internship program, such as Erasmus+ or “ViveEuropa”.
Enjoy Lovely Culture During Your Erasmus
Heritage is also an integral part of Tallinn and Tartu. Tallinn’s old town is like stepping into a fairy tale with its ivy-covered walls, towers and countless churches. The old town also has restaurants serving traditional Estonian food and shops selling traditional products.
But many Estonians will tell you that the country’s real treasure is its nature. From national parks to rocky beaches and pine forests, such a small country has a lot of nature waiting to be explored.
Some countries are investing in their future, and what better way to invest in education. From the very first moment, they understood that the most significant capital of the knowledge area is precisely this knowledge. And it is thanks to this exceptional commitment to education that Estonia has 51 percent of the world’s best study or internship places. Thanks to that, Estonia has become a point of reference for the information society and a point of attraction for talent.
That’s why Katrium OÜ encourages you to complete a university or professional Erasmus internship with us. “I believe that an international experience away from home, where you face the real world and test yourself, is an essential part of any student’s career,” Steven, one of our newest interns, told us.