Giorgi Tabagari

Giorgi Tabagari
Georgia

Coming to Estonia...
My choice was mainly the result of my bachelor studies. As far as I counducted my bachelor thesis on transformation of Baltic States, I intended to continue studies in one of the Baltic States. Estoniawas my favourite for various reasons and I got lucky that I found the scholarship opportunity with Archimedes Foundation. As I was qualified, then the preference was already made on Tallinn University.

Before coming here...
I had quite enough information from the standpoint of first time visitor, as I was researching Baltic States and coherently,Estonia as well. Though briefly to put E-country and the Estonian success story were the predominant thoughts I had before arrival.

The differences between your country and Estonia when it comes to student life?
A lot of differences! In the meantime of my BA studies, Georgian educational system was corrupted and non-educative! Now it has changed notably, but the difference is still significant in very many extents.

Studying in Estonia...
I grew more independent when it comes to the personal development and academically I indeed learned a lot. I was studying European Studies and the fact that I still intend to do PhD in the same field, means that I reached to certain level academically.

Best things that have happened to me in Estonia...
I cannot identify the single fact. I was living in Tallinn for two years and still keep on going back to Estonia whenever I have an opportunity. I found my spiritual homeland there and that’s already enough expression to cover all my impressions. I love each and every corner of the Tallinn Old Town and appreciate Estonian people for being extremely friendly to me and generally to Georgians.

I would tell others...
It is incredible experience and you will never regret it! So do it! :)

While being away from my home country, I miss the most...
Rarely, but my family and friends.

Studying is in Estonia is an international experience...
It is to experience different culture to its fullest possible extent and to grow up in very many aspects.

My future plans...
My future plan is to do PhD in foreseeable future. Then I could think of teaching in one of the Estonian Universities for some time :).

The last thing I want to say...
ისიამოვნე თითოეული სტუდენტური დღით და ეცადე გააცნობიერო, რომ ცხოვრების საუკეთესო წლებს  გადიხარ! არ იფიქრო სიცივესა თუ განსხვავებულ, შენთვის შეუთავსებელ კულტურულ ელემენტებზე, ყველაფერი ეს შენს პირად ზრდას და პიროვნულ განვითარებას განაპირობებს.