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For seven years already Tallinn Summer School has brought together people and students from all over the World to participate in 1-3 weeks long intensive courses while also enjoying the social and cultural life of Estonia. This Summer, the international Tallinn Summer School, that operates under Tallinn University, takes place from 15th July till 2nd August.


The programme of Tallinn Summer School includes more than 30 courses offered in various fields like languages, humanities, social sciences and creative workshops. This year the programme focuses mainly on creativity, offering courses from interpreting film language to designing serious games, from poetry writing to creative psychotherapy, from photography to creative entrepreneurship. In addition, it is possible to learn six languages or delve into topics related to international law, business, social work, social media, African cultures and many more.

The main organizer of the international summer school is Tallinn University, but for the second year already there are other Estonian universities, like Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Business School and Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, who are also offering some courses in the framework of Tallinn Summer School. For the first time, courses on music and creative entrepreneurship are organized by Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

At the same time, Tallinn Summer School is more than just intensive study courses: as a tradition, there is recreational workshops and cultural programme organized for the participants, which include museum lectures, trips to East and West Estonia, lectures on Estonian culture and economy, as well as different social events like international evenings, tours, movie nights, dance workshops and many more. After completing the courses participants are encouraged to take part in the specially organized field trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Tallinn Summer School takes place for the eighth time already and the number of participants has been constantly growing: last year there were 300 attendants from 50 different countries around the World. The top countries of origin in 2012 were Russia, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, Latvia and USA, but more exotic countries like Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Bangladesh, Egypt and Tajikistan were also represented. The most popular course last year was the Estonian language course with 77 participants.

The registration for all the courses is open on Tallinn Summer School website until May 15th 2013.



Additional information: summerschool.tlu.ee/

15 Apr 2013