Nestled on the shores of the Baltic Sea, Estonia stands as a beacon of rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes. This northern European gem is an ideal destination for exchange students seeking an enriching, authentic experience in a country where tradition harmoniously blends with modernity.
There is no language requirement to apply for an exchange to Estonia.
Estonian is the official language, but English is widely spoken, especially among the younger generation, making it easier for exchange students to communicate, engage, and learn a new language.
The school year in Estonia always starts on the 1st of September and lasts until the beginning of June. The school day starts in most schools at 8:00 am. You will have 6 to 8 lessons of approximately 45 minutes per day with breaks of 10 to 20 minutes between classes. A hot meal is served during the longer lunch break.
You will generally be placed in the 10th or 11th grade in school and you will be expected to participate in class. Learning the language is important to help you participate in classes just like your Estonian classmates.
Whether you find yourself living in bustling Tallinn or Tartu or among the serene landscapes of the countryside and islands, Estonia offers diverse environments to explore and appreciate. Living with a host family in Estonia provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Estonian daily life and traditions.
Estonians value independence, a trait you’ll notice especially among teenagers. However, family bonds are strong, with weekends and holidays reserved for family trips, saunas, and quality time together.
Estonians are incredibly hospitable and friendly. As an exchange student, you’ll experience this warmth and become part of the family.
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