Program Details

One of the three Baltic League Nations, Estonia has beautiful beaches and wooded enclaves to offer, and as a YFU student, you'll be able to experience it all!
Tallinn, Estonia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:

Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, language, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends and even attend a new school on academic programs. No previous language study required.

YFU exchange students to Estonia have the opportunity to attend a specialized program focused on Art, Film and Media, Music, Nature, or Theater. For each of these programs, students will attend a traditional high school and take courses in their chosen specialization. Students on a Special Interest Program also have the opportunity to go on the YFU trips to Helsinki, Riga, and Narva. Not interested in a specialized program? No worries! YFU offers a traditional school experience in Estonia as well.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. National and regional scholarships are available - please see our website for details.

Setting Description:
Though a small spot on the map, Estonia will take up a big place in your heart with its hospitality, history, culture and people. At the crossroads between the Scandinavian countries and northeastern Europe, Estonia will surprise you with the variety of adventurous activities it offers. Popular sports range from cross-country skiing to kiik'ing (a giant swing). Experience the traditional sauna, climb the Great Egg Hill, and celebrate the summer solstice as it has been celebrated for thousands of years.
Program costs vary specialization - please see our website for full details.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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