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What does summer hold in store for foreign Estonian youngsters?


The Integration and Migration Foundation Our People (MISA) awaits applications from youngsters with Estonian roots between the ages of 13 and 18 to take part in the language and culture camps to be held in Estonia this summer.

There will be three camps between June and August. “The camps are open to young people aged 13 to 18 who have an Estonian background but live outside of Estonia and give them the chance to study the language, get to know Estonian kids their age and learn more about Estonian culture,” explained Andero Adamson, an adviser with the Language Department of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. “During the camps they take part in a wide range of activities together, play sports, go on excursions and find out what sights the country has to offer.”

- The first camp will be for young people who speak no Estonian or understand only a little of the language. It will be held from 27 June-7 July.

- The second camp will be held from 18-28 July and will be for young people who speak Estonian at an upper-intermediate level.

- The third and final camp will be for young people who speak Estonian fluently. It will be held from 1-11 August.

Parents can register their children to take part in the camps on the MISA website.

Registration is open until 4 April via the MISA website at HERE

“We’ll be selecting which applicants will take part based on their Estonian skills, their motivation, how old they are, where they’re from, how long they’ve lived outside of Estonia, how many times they’ve attended camps before and the cost of getting here,” explained MISA’s director Dmitri Burnashev.

The foundation will inform the selected applicants by e-mail by 13 April.

The language and culture camps are organised for young people with Estonian roots as part of the ‘Countrymen programme 2014-2020’. They are run with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Research.

For further information please contact:


Jana Tondi
Head of Language and Cultural Immersion | MISA
Telephone: +372 659 9069