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hadfield4wd 03-27-2018 09:58 AM

Estonia?
 
Don’t we have somebody from Estonia here? My daughter is applying for a Fulbright Scholarship to Estonia.

Matt

Elvis74 03-27-2018 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by hadfield4wd (Post 182097)
Don’t we have somebody from Estonia here? My daughter is applying for a Fulbright Scholarship to Estonia.

Matt



Hi,
I am from Germany but I’m have a colleague from work who lives and works in Tallinn Estonia.


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hadfield4wd 03-27-2018 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Elvis74 (Post 182106)
Hi,
I am from Germany but I’m have a colleague from work who lives and works in Tallinn Estonia.


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The only information I can find is the standard google search stuff. Looks pretty safe etc. Also financially stable.

She has friends i. Germany, Belgium, France and Ireland.

She’s spent a lot of time in France.

The application process will take a year and if she gets it, is pretty prestigious.

She’ll be graduating able to teach English.

So what is it like? Safety wise etc.? She’ll be 22 and a single woman.

Matt

VilluEST 03-31-2018 04:45 AM

Umm, I'm from Estonia, I know there are at least two other members from Estonia too.
It's a small and very beautiful Baltic country, our IT solutions (private and government) are top 1 in the world (e-government, online voting etc.). Estonia is not only financially stable, but also stable in every other aspect. It's a shame that we are still often looked at as a remnant of soviet union and/or part of Russian fed, even though we have always had our faces towards west. Our people are very friendly and welcoming, we just need some time to get to know you better. We don't have such issues with other nationalities like Sweden, Norway, Finland or other countries have (we haven't blindly accepted refugees, and there are only a small number). I would say Tallinn, capital of Estonia, is at least 10x safer than Helsinki or Stockholm. Living cost is about 1.5x lower than Finland, but higher than Latvia, Lithuania, Poland etc.

Elvis74 03-31-2018 05:05 AM

I’ve bin to Estonia several time from work and I never felt not save or like being in Russia...
I liked it very much over there.


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hadfield4wd 03-31-2018 08:50 AM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. This is a year long process so she’s getting started.

hadfield4wd 06-13-2018 05:26 AM

Well the process is started. This will take a while. We are excited and we'll definitely go for a visit. I wish I could do it during an Enduro GP weekend.

hadfield4wd 03-12-2019 07:44 AM

Well looks like she is a finalist. We will know in a couple weeks if she is selected.

swazi_matt 03-12-2019 05:50 PM

good luck!!

Elvis74 03-14-2019 02:43 PM

Good luck from me as well


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RBrider 03-16-2019 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by hadfield4wd (Post 189129)
Well looks like she is a finalist. We will know in a couple weeks if she is selected.

That's got to be pretty exciting. Hope all goes well for her.

Keep us posted.
RB

hadfield4wd 04-03-2019 06:48 AM

Well she got the notice yesterday. She will be going to Estonia to teach. Sept - June. She is very excited.

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RBrider 04-04-2019 05:25 AM

Congrats to your daughter. To you & the Mz too.

Well done.

RB

hadfield4wd 04-04-2019 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by RBrider (Post 189488)
Congrats to your daughter. To you & the Mz too.



Well done.



RB

Thanks. She's pretty special. At least my wife and I think so.



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Duster 05-27-2019 05:53 AM

I'm too from estonia, get her gasgas too, lots of endurotrails all over country :D

hadfield4wd 05-28-2019 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Duster (Post 190184)
I'm too from estonia, get her gasgas too, lots of endurotrails all over country :D

She doesn't ride.:D

I don't know what city she'll be in yet.

hadfield4wd 06-06-2019 07:59 AM

Well we just the notification. She'll be in Valga. Right on the border with Latvia. I'll put up information as I find it.

swazi_matt 06-06-2019 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by hadfield4wd (Post 190198)
She doesn't ride.:D

I don't know what city she'll be in yet.

but you will be visiting! It would be unfatherly not to rent "rent" her a bike for when you visit

hadfield4wd 06-07-2019 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by swazi_matt (Post 190350)
but you will be visiting! It would be unfatherly not to rent "rent" her a bike for when you visit

So true. I should rent a bike just for her.

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hadfield4wd 07-17-2019 06:55 AM

She is arriving in Estonia in Tallinn September 2nd.

hadfield4wd 08-06-2019 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by hadfield4wd (Post 191061)
She is arriving in Estonia in Tallinn September 2nd.

Actually Sept 5th. The State Department will provide a driver to Valga. she is very excited.

hadfield4wd 09-13-2019 05:43 AM

She is moved in her new apartment and has started teaching. Also doing some programs at the youth center as well.

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hadfield4wd 01-30-2020 07:07 AM

don't know if anybody is reading this. But I'm headed to Estonia the last week of Feb to visit my daughter.

RBrider 01-30-2020 10:03 AM

Good for you, Dad. Hope it's great trip. Post a few photos when you get back.

RB

hadfield4wd 02-27-2020 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by VilluEST (Post 182191)
Umm, I'm from Estonia, I know there are at least two other members from Estonia too.

It's a small and very beautiful Baltic country, our IT solutions (private and government) are top 1 in the world (e-government, online voting etc.). Estonia is not only financially stable, but also stable in every other aspect. It's a shame that we are still often looked at as a remnant of soviet union and/or part of Russian fed, even though we have always had our faces towards west. Our people are very friendly and welcoming, we just need some time to get to know you better. We don't have such issues with other nationalities like Sweden, Norway, Finland or other countries have (we haven't blindly accepted refugees, and there are only a small number). I would say Tallinn, capital of Estonia, is at least 10x safer than Helsinki or Stockholm. Living cost is about 1.5x lower than Finland, but higher than Latvia, Lithuania, Poland etc.

Really been enjoying my time in your country. Shes in Valga, but has applied for a full time job in Tartu.

What a beautiful country.

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hadfield4wd 02-27-2020 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by RBrider (Post 193670)
Good for you, Dad. Hope it's great trip. Post a few photos when you get back.



RB

Here are some. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...24e0ef0ccb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...dfaab6146b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...b7cb05ee48.jpg

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RBrider 02-28-2020 03:49 AM

Nice!

RB

Elvis74 02-28-2020 02:28 PM

Here some pics from Tallinn
A very nice old town.
We have a supplier over there and I’ve been several times in Estonia.


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RBrider 02-29-2020 04:30 AM

Looks inviting. Thanks for posting.

RB

hadfield4wd 06-01-2020 01:28 PM

Well just a quick follow-up. Amid this covid-19 crap that's going on. Just 2 weeks after I left the state department ordered all grant recipients home. So she had to rush and only got half of her stuff packed. The other half she had to leave. Her boyfriend was able to retrieve some items for her.

He is still in Estonia, and their lockdown is starting to loosen up a bit. He is Finnish so he didn't have the option to come here. He has been able to work from home this whole time. In the meantime since she was unable to secure employment in Estonia due to no one hiring she has taken a job in Denver and will move there July 4th weekend.

It was a bit difficult with no closure for her or her students but we are happy she was able to get home. It's a saga of cancelled flights and closed boarders. About 72 hours with almost no sleep.

gg3 06-03-2020 02:13 AM

Well done,Glad to hear she is home.My daughter is studying only 4 hrs away & that is too far with what has been going on.Would have been going nuts if she was in another country.Really want to go to Estonia now,looks awesome.


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