Would you like to step closer to Estonian culture, to discover new places in and around Tartu and meet new people?

The next Estonian culture program group starts on Saturday, 27th of February 2021.

The next group will take place on Saturdays. It starts on the 27th of February and after that, we will meet every other Saturday afterwards – 13th of March, 27th of March, 10th of April and 24th of April, from 14:00-17:00.

Register here.

Join the Estonian culture program Culture Gate that lasts for about 2,5 month and is free of charge. The program gives you the opportunity to get to know Estonian history, Tartu cultural symbols, visit different museums, expand your network, discuss your experience of relocation and keep up to date with what is happening in Tartu – and much more.

The program is designed to be interactive and dynamic. In addition to getting an insight into the culture, you´ll expand your network.

“It gave me kind of a new sight to Tartu and I was happy to meet many new people”  Participant autumn 2019


Want to know more about what the other participants thought of the program? You can check some of the stories out below:

Lucie from Czechia wrote about us in the Tartu University blog.

A blogpost about culture program written by Bing Hua Liu.

Izabela wrote about the Culture Program on the Study in Estonia site.


Register: on the links above (under program times) or write an email to info@internationalhouse.ee.


Want to know more? Write to info@internationalhouse.ee or call Nastja: + 372 51 32 891

Topics of the course days, in brief:

  • Estonia and Tartu: one or many cultures? We´ll speak about Estonia and Tartu, history, about people living here, and also touch upon the changes in the culture, relocation etc. 
    Main partner for this topics: City Museum
  • Nature:  We´ll about Estonian nature, about people´s relation to environment – and we´ll of course go and experience it.
    Main partner for this topics: UT Nature Museum
  • Education and science: We´ll talk about schools education (back then and now) and Tartu´s role in scientific developments.
    Main partner for this topics: UT Museum
  • Art: there´s a lot to discuss and see 🙂
    Main partner for this topics: Aparaaditehas (Widget factory)
  • History and folklore: There´s a lot of old Estonian traditions that have made it into today… and there´s many stories to hear, patterns to see (and maybe even songs or dances to try out).  
    This session is at Estonian National Museum.


The course is carried out by International House Tartu in cooperation with University of Tartu Museum, City Museum and Tartu neighbourhood initiatives.

The course is funded by the Integration Foundation  through the European Social Fund.