During the spring semester of 2019-2020 academic year, the 2nd year student of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies Vladislav Kozak studied at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Health Tallinn University (Estonia) under the Erasmus + academic mobility program. This is a scholarship exchange program that fully covers all expenses: for tickets to the country where training will take place, and back, for accommodation, meals.
Vladislav chose the following courses to study at a foreign educational institution:
Lectures and practical classes, communication with lecturers and students were conducted exclusively in English. "I want to note that practice is focused in the educational process. For example, while studying the subject "Theory and methods of outdoor recreation in natural conditions" we went rafting and kayaking. We received invaluable experience and unforgettable impressions. I would like to mention in particular the lecturer of this subject, Mart Reimann, who gave us complete freedom of action and supported our adventurism in every possible way. The program of the subject Estonian Theater, Films and Modern Culture included free visits to theaters, exhibitions and concerts. But unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine was imposed and all facilities were closed. After the quarantine, I was able to travel to Estonia and visit several beautiful places in Tallinn: Tallinn Botanical Garden, Lake Rumu (extremely deep, water-filled quarry, located near the abandoned prison), Lennusadam Harbor Museum, resort Pärnu.
In general, I am extremely happy that I had the opportunity to study at Tallinn University for one semester. I got acquainted with the culture of Estonia, met many students from different European countries with who we still communicate. They told me a lot of interesting staff about their countries, we spent a lot of time together, walking or just talking in a hostel. In addition, it was a great opportunity to improve their English.
I would like to thank the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus + exchange program, thanks to the Head of the department, lecturers and my curator for constant support and assistance in preparing documents and learning in general!" - Vladyslav shares his impressions.