ESN Tallinn was founded in 2003 and first started to take care of Erasmus students studying at Tallinn Pedagogical University (current name Tallinn University). Erasmus was at that time the most popular and most successful educational exchange program and most of the incoming international students came here with Erasmus. As the number of Erasmus students and other foreign students in this university was small, the volunteers in ESN Tallinn decided to take care of exchange students also in other higher education institutions in Tallinn. Year by year there were more and more exchange students coming to all the universities in Tallinn - as a result, the range of our activities and volunteers has risen and we are covering more and more students.
They unite students from many universities:
Many ESN Tallinn members have been Erasmus students themselves, so they agree with the statement that "Erasmus is something that will stick with you wherever you are".
ESN Tallinn has around 40 members each semester - they accept people from all kinds of backgrounds and Nationalities.
In the ESN Tallinn program, there are many different kinds of events planned. At the beginning of every semester, they have "Orientation Week" and many other events are held regularly. For example ESN Movie Nights, Game Nights and Quizzes.
They organise trips to Lapland, Baltics, Saaremaa, Rummu and a Trip around Estonia.
There are events like opera visits, theatre visits, different competitions (Football Tournament, Basketball Tournament, Photo competition), various outdoor events etc and they create a marvellous souvenir called ESN Diary at the end of each semester for the students to take home.
They have bi-weekly members meetings and also training events for their members at least once per semester. ESN Tallinn is a registered non-profit organisation.
Check them out: ESN Tallinn's webpage, Facebook and Instagram.