Filled with medieval towns, folklore, folk songs, and picturesque forests, going to Estonia can be like stepping back in time. However, there’s nothing medieval about working in Estonia, which is a developed country and can offer a great quality of life. While tourism is relatively low in this Northern European country, lucky English teachers can find employment alongside having an adventure in this varied country, which has been influenced by Baltic, Finnic, Slavic, and Germanic cultures, and less than 70% of the population are actually Estonian. Employment opportunities aren’t high in Estonia for TEFL teachers, despite the willingness of students to learn English. However, if you have the right credentials and are blessed with good timing, positions might come up that could set you on your Estonian journey.
Almost 50% of Estonia is covered with forest, making hiking and camping popular pastimes in the summer months. There are also many lakes and rivers, and Estonians love sports such as canoeing and swimming, as well as skiing in the winter. As such, Estonia is a wonderland for outdoor types, but those who like living in bustling metropolises will probably be disappointed. Estonian cities leave much to be desired compared with other cosmopolitan hubs across Europe, despite the mix of nationalities you can find there. Entertainment is in short supply, with few theatres, galleries, events, and museums to choose from. You might find some aspects of modern life are a bit outdated, such as older models of public transport systems. However, if you’re looking for the quiet life and can find sound employment, Estonia could be the place you soon call home.