What is Tallinn University International Club (ESN TU IC)?

Tallinn University International Club (ESN TU IC) is an organization which was founded in 2006 as a part of Tallinn University Student Union. International Club is also an Erasmus Student Network (ESN) section, internationally known as ESN TU IC.

Our goal is to offer international students a fun and enjoyable school life, help the newcomers, and introduce them to the Estonian culture. We do it by organizing great trips and fun events, such as Welcome Party, Estonian Evening, International Express, workshops, etc. Therefore, keep an eye on our event schedule and do not miss out on anything!

Who is ESN TU IC?

International Club members are volunteer helpers, student buddies, and have their own governing board. We also have our own mascot, the mini version of Student Union’s mascot Eksmati.

Our aims & principles


  • are passionate about helping students
  • work in the interest of international students
  • work to improve the social and practical integration of international students
  • represent the needs and rights of international students on the local, national, and international level
  • provide relevant information about mobility programs
  • motivate students to study abroad
  • work on the reintegration of homecoming students
  • contribute to the improvement and accessibility of student mobility
  • care about our club members
  • value volunteering and active citizenship
Hike in Pääsküla bog with Erasmus students in 2019

If you have any further questions, you can contact us at ic@esindus.ee.

ESN TU on Social Media

You can find our Facebook page here and Instagram account here.


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Arina Aleksejeva



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Farid Fakharzadeh

events manager

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Paul Legras

communications manager

Peer Support Programme

What is it?

TU International Club Peer Support Programme consists of voluntary students (student buddies) who help international students. At the student’s request, they will be appointed an active student buddy. The student buddy’s work starts from the moment they send you the welcome email.

A student buddy is a voluntary student of TU who helps foreign students with administrative questions, as well as in getting to know Estonian culture. They have answers for questions regarding transportation, banking, shopping, healthcare, and, of course, university. The student buddy knows where to go and what to do, and they are ready to answer all your queries about life in Estonia.

As the first thing, a buddy can come and pick the student up from the airport/bus station and help them go to the dorm/hostel/flat.

During the semester, student buddies and active club members organize events to introduce Estonian culture, such as sauna evening, various tours, workshops, as well as trips to different parts of Estonia.

All Tallinn University students and alumni are welcome to become a student buddy via Peer Support Programme or join International Club as a helping member!

If you want to join our small and friendly club, please contact us via Facebook, or by email
icvice@esindus.ee or ic@esindus.ee!


Tallinn University International Club organizes a variety of events for international students every semester. Our purpose is to introduce  Estonian culture and language, to learn more about other languages and nations, and also to meet new and exciting people!

More information about events:

Alper Üste

ESN TU IC Event Manager and Language Café Coordinator


The best experience you can get while traveling !

Together with Timetravels, ESN TU IC is organizing every semester trips to Lapland and St. Petersburg. In next semester, we will travel together with students from ESN Tartu!

Moments shared with friends

Apart from exploring some of the most beautiful places in the world, Timetravels also connects people. Group travel is a great way to meet like-minded folks you might end up spending the rest of your life with. It’s like a social network, but in the real world, with…

… no hassle. Guaranteed.

Timetravels takes care of all the planning and booking; they organize unique activities and unlock special discounts. Everything is conducted by their passionate, friendly and fun tour guides! Travelling alone simply can’t provide the added value and security you get on our Timetravels organized tours.

St Pet 2017 Tsarskoje Selo

In case of further questions, please contact us in Facebook or write an email to ic@esindus.ee.

You can find more information about up-coming trips (dates, costs, etc.) HERE.



The ESNcard is the membership card of the Erasmus Student Network. It is a proof of membership in an ESN section and so indirectly of the ESN network. The ESNcard is also used as a discount card in many cities and countries around Europe.

The aim of the ESNcard is to support and give opportunities to international students during and after their exchange period.

You are able to receive your ESNcard at our office (Tallinn University room S-141). Simply bring your document photo and 12 EUR in cash.

Information about the office hours will be announced on a continues basis on our Facebook page.

More information about ESNcard:

HERE and ic@esindus.ee



SocialErasmus is an Erasmus Student Network (ESN) international project, which aims to involve young citizens into volunteering activities during their exchange studies and to make a social change in the society.

SocialErasmus promotes a social attitude among young citizens to facilitate their integration into the local community while giving them the chance to make a long-lasting social change in society through volunteering activities. The project goes under the slogan: Leave your mark!

The aim of SocialErasmus is to enrich the international experience of students abroad with volunteering activities that allow them to understand society’s problems and to work on the solutions.

Our mission is to provide young citizens the opportunity to do more with their mobility experience, to make a difference and create a positive social change through volunteering.

Vision of the project is to show the added value of volunteering as a part of a mobility experience.

Helping NGO Streetwork to serve soup to people in need on Tallinn Central Market.

Erasmus in Schools

Erasmus in Schools (EiS) was the flagship project of ESN for 2013. Within the framework of SocialErasmus the project aims to promote mobility at an early age. Local sections organise visits to elementary and secondary schools so that our exchange students can do a wide range of activities that include country and culture presentations, language sessions and mobility promoting activities.

If you would like to join this program and introduce your culture to Estonian kids contact her by sending email to icvice@esindus.ee

More information about projects: