Elina Krievina

Elina Krievina
Latvia

Coming to Estonia...
It offered the subject I wanted to study – International relations – in English. There were positive reviews about the school and the staff. 
Close to home, yet far enough.

Before coming here...
I knew that the Latvians like to think of Estonians as slow people (jokes about neighbors). I knew Estonia was similar to Latvia. That is all.

Student life in Estonia...
I cannot compare, because I have not studied in Latvia. From my friends I can conclude that it is similar, but with more international feeling.

Studying in Estonia...
Tallinn University of Technology provides me with many opportunities to grow as a person and as a career person.

Best things that have happened to me in Estonia...
I was able to meet new people from Estonia and other countries. There is not one thing that has been the best, it all has been a wonderful experience.

I would tell others...
Lots of ERASMUS opportunities. Staff is great and the location is good. There is an easy going attitude from the staff and other students, but excellence is expected and enforced. Coming to Estonia, TUT will give you a chance to find out what you can do. Good Library and cafeteria will help you.

My degree programme is...

- Diversity - students, staff and professors
- Quality
- Fun
- Full of opportunities
- Fun interior
- „Honey, I’m Home“ feeling
- Interesting curriculum
- Encouraging curriculum

While being away from my home country, I miss the most...
Latvia has better pastries and cakes!

Studying is in Estonia is an international experience...
You have to explore the world, studies abroad are the best way to do it. Studies abroad give the best opportunity to meet new people and see places that will allow you to become a well rounded individual, to learn to care about the world affairs, to feel like you are part of something big.

My future plans...
Plans – Master degree, maybe PhD. To save the world, to get an award and live happily ever after.

The last thing I want to say...
Ja vēlies piedzīvot ko jauku, iemācīties ko jaunu par sevi un citiem un ja vēlies iepazīt savus ziemeļu kaimiņu Igauņus, tad droši nāc studēt Igaunijā. Šī būs pieredze, ko nekad neaizmirsīsi. Tev būs iespēja braukt apmaiņas studijās uz visām Eiropas Savienības valstīm, būs iespējas iepazīt jaunus uz foršus cilvēkos no dažādām valstīm. Studentiem ir jautra dzīve Tallinā, kā arī Tartu.

Es savu izvēli nenožēloju studējot Tallinā. Ja izmantosi skolas dotās iespējas, arī Tu būsi ļoti apmierināts.