Culture step

Estonian Institute’s free schooling program “Culture step” is organized for people whose native tongue is not Estonian and who are interested in learning more about Estonian culture, nature, history and everyday life. The program consists of lectures, discussions, study trips and visits. Each participant completes 25 academic hours worth of activities.

 
 

If, how and when to participate?

In 2021, the Culture Step program has 3 summer sessions. The first one is in June,  the second starts in July and the third one in August.

Registration periods will be announced by the Estonian Institute before each session. Each session has limited places.

Registration for the third session is open from July 26 to August 15, 2021!
The events of the third session take place mostly on weekends from August 21 to September 19, 2021.
Each participant needs to complete 24-27 academic hours worth of activities.

How to contact us?

1) For any questions about the English program don’t hesitate to contact Liina Sala; liina.sala@einst.ee.
2) Make sure to join FB closed group Culture Step.
3) Follow us on Instagram: culturestepestonia

Liina Sala
Coordinator of the English program
liina.sala@estinst.ee

 

Each participant can select their own schedule!

The participants receive more information and the event schedule after registering in the program. Each participant can select freely the events they want to participate at based on their interests and possibilities. Each event is worth a certain amount of academic hours. Each participant needs to complete 24-27 academic hours worth of activities.

The program is held in Tallinn and Harju County (Russian and English groups) as well as in Narva and Ida-Viru County (Russian group). Altogether around 800 people join the Russian program and 150 people the English program each session.

 

In which languages is the Culture Step program available and what is it about?

The events are held in English and Russian as group activities. Each group has 10-40 participants depending on the event.

The event selection consists of museum visits (Vabamu, Kiek in de Kök, Museum of Architecture, etc), walks and tours (in Kalamaja, Kopli, Old Town, Lasnamäe etc), workshops (handicrafts, cooking), trips (to Arvo Pärt Centre, Thief’s Hill, national parks, Tartu, etc) and other tailor-made programs. Each participant who has completed the program will get a certification.

 

Registration process

Registration is open!

Register as participant 
The Estonian Institute will send further information regarding the program within 2 weeks after registration.
The program is open for everyone who isn’t a native Estonian speaker and is at least 16 years old.
 

Partners

The project is partnered with local cultural establishments, NGOs, professional guides and other specialists. The Estonian Institute is also very thankful to it’s Estonian volunteers and is also always open for new partnerships.

 

Become a volunteer!

if you wish to participate as a volunteer by helping to organize events (helping with the registration sheets, taking photos, participating in discussions etc) then please contact kultuurisamm@estinst.ee.

As a volunteer you’ll be able to participate in all the events for free while learning together with other participants about Estonian culture and society. The program offers a chance to connect with people from across the world.

 

Contacts

The Culture Step program is organized by Estonian Institute

MTÜ Eesti Instituut

MTÜ Eesti Instituut
Suur-Karja 14, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
(+372) 63 14 355
estinst@estinst.ee
estinst.ee

Valeria Mihhailova

Valeria Mihhailova
Culture Step project manager, coordinator of the Russian program
valeria.mihhailova@estinst.ee

Liina Sala

Liina Sala
Coordinator of the English program
liina.sala@estinst.ee