At University of Tartu you will find different bodies devoted to international students-related activities. However, although they all share this focus, each of them has a different take and fills its particular role within the international student community.
ESN (Erasmus Student Network) supports all international students studying at the University of Tartu, not only Erasmus programme students as generally viewed. They bring together and create an international community among students.
It works in close contacts with the Student Council and with the UT Study Abroad Centre. ESN Tartu organizes leisure activities, such as sports events, trips and parties.
Tutors are senior students who volunteer to provide additional guidance and information on several matters, ranging from the study system and student life to living conditions in Tartu. You can get to them with any questions concerning these matters.
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The student union’s task is to stand for the students’ interests and needs and support them in protecting their rights. The union has more than 140 students from each institute and faculty, and their work is coordinated by the office and the board. The students are represented in every institute’s and faculty’s council, the Senate’s meeting and every committee that influences student life.
Other organization devoted to work with a focus on internationalization is International House Tartu. They aim at having different cultures and languages together in the same environment. They celebrate cultural events about foreign countries but they also try to bring foreigners closer to Estonian language, customs and ways of life.