Student social life and leisure time
Studying is not only about lectures and sitting in the classroom! It is important to take advantage of the social aspects and friendships that studying at university has to offer. Pärnu College itself offers several opportunities to consider. Some examples of active student life at Pärnu College:
- play volleyball or basketball – just for fun twice week or in an official team of Pärnu College
- act in our creative student theater group K-äng2
- take part of annual 3-days Student Winter Days celebration
- attend student parties – Freshmen, Barbeque parties, Christmas, Valentine`s Day, and other theme parties – or just weekly student nights
If these opportunities and other additional events taking place in Pärnu College are not enough for you, consider other leisure time activities in Pärnu. Whether it’s a night club, cinema, bowling, gym, swimming, spa, jogging at the beach, surfing, shopping or art classes – it`s up to you.
International students of Pärnu College live in a cosy hostel Vesiroos close to College – only 5-10 minutes walking. Our students form a friendly small community there. At the same time, many students rent a shared apartment for 2-4 people. It offers more privacy, but lacks maybe the feel for real student life. Finding a nice place near the center of the town is not difficult. You also need to remember that Pärnu is a holiday resort and in summer the prices are much higher. Very common is that the renting period stops in May and starts again in September. When you are not planning to leave Pärnu for summer holiday, the accommodation cost will be much higher for couple of months.
Pärnu is a peaceful resort town with around 40 000 inhabitants. The quiet town is waking up from long winter sleep in April, when the days are already warm and sunny. The whole town is then preparing for a new season. Pärnu is considered to be the summer capital of Estonia – with sandy beach, numerous recreational facilities, quiet green parks, medical and wellness spas, hotels and restaurants – and tourists. The city is full of life in summer!
Art exhibitions, concerts, fairs and performances are held in the town, there is a lot to see and experience. Thanks to its cosy athmosphere, Pärnu is a safe place to study, live, work, rest and play. Walking around late night or hanging out in pubs is a pure pleasure – there is no need to worry about your safety.
Estonia is a member of European Union and the currency here is Euro. Life in general is not so expensive but it depends on every person and his choices. Just some examples for you to illustrate the story:
A monthly bus ticket for a student ≈ 6.40 EUR
A bus ticket to Tallinn for students ≈ 7 EUR
A liter of milk ≈ 0.6 EUR
A liter of gasoline ≈ 1,5 EUR
A cheap lunch in a pub ≈ 5 EUR
A kg of rice ≈ 1 EUR
A bottle of Estonian beer ≈ 0.90 EUR
Night club ticket ≈ 5-10 EUR
As Estonia belongs to the European Union and Schengen area, students from EU and the European Economic Area do not need a visa to enter Estonia. Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland do not need a visa. Any third-country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen state does not need a visa to enter Estonia.Be sure to check the latest information from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – it is essential that you do this.