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  • Locations: tallinn, Estonia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Russian Field of Study: Business, Communication, Education, Environmental Studies, Health Science, Humanities, Law, Management, Political Science, Russian, Russian Studies, Sciences, Theater/Drama
Available Experience Abroad: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
UVM Grants and Scholarships available: No Type of Program: External Program Provider
Program Description:

Russian Language + European Studies


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Program Overview

Spend your semester living and learning in Estonia’s capital and largest city: Tallinn! The Russian Language & European Studies program is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical similarities and differences between Russian cultures and their native cultures while improving your Russian language skills through classroom, lab, and experiential coursework.  

When class is in session, you’ll study at Tallinn University where you’ll learn about Estonian-Russian heritage communities, Estonian/Baltic perspectives of concepts like “democracy” and “freedom,” and interpret performing arts through visits to museums, galleries, and performance spaces. Outside the classroom, you’ll have every opportunity to enjoy Tallinn’s booming tech scene, cobblestone streets, comfortable cafés, lovely shops, beautiful cathedrals, historic defensive towers, and hilltop castles.

Unique Experiences


and participate in countless events and workshops


at town hall square, the city wall, St. Olaf’s Church, and more


and learn about its history from medicine to a staple in the Russian Imperial Family

Read more about Tallinn

Excursions & Activities

  • Interact with the student body via Student Union, Student Council, and other organizations 
  • Participate in university sports activities 
  • Participate in the buddy program 
  • Tour major Estonian cities, such as Pärnu (the summer capital of Estonia) or Tartu (the City of Good Thoughts) 
  • Visit local startups and the Baltic American Freedom Foundation alumni businesses 
  • Canoe, kayak, hike, or cycle in Estonia’s pristine and unspoiled landscape 
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site, known as one of Europe's best-preserved towns from the Medieval Period 
  • Network with the Baltic American Freedom Foundation alumni businesses and other local startups 


Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection:  

  • Internships: Build new skills and intercultural competencies through a CIEE academic internship and become an active participant in the local professional environment. 

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to Estonian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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