Learning Estonian language and culture is the natural way for understanding Estonians as a nation and Estonia as a country.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research, the Estonian Institute supports and organises the studies of Estonian language and culture in other countries. Since 2004, the secretariat of the council of the academic studies of Estonian language and culture abroad operates at the Estonian Institute, relying on the relevant state programme and the decisions of the programme council. The network of the academic studies includes over thirty universities across the world, involving more than five hundred students.

Within the framework of the Compatriots’ programme the Estonian Institute helps organisations, educational societies and schools of Estonians living abroad, also international schools in arranging the teaching of Estonian. The network contains over 70 institutions across the world.

Website of the program “Estonian Language and Culture in the World”: ekkm.estinst.ee/?lang=en

Contact:

Katrin Maiste
deputy director
e-mail: katrin.maiste@estinst.ee
tel: + 372 6 314 355

Raina Ventsli
head of the Estonian studies abroad
e-mail: raina.ventsli@estinst.ee
tel: + 372 6 314 355