I was born in Estonia in a working class Russian-speaking family and learned Estonian in nursery and school, so I can say I have been growing up in a bilingual environment. During 12 years of school, I discovered my passion for languages and other European countries. This was the main reason, why after completing my final state examinations, I bravely moved to the UK to commence a degree here. To be able to finance my studies, I knew I would need to work part-time parallel to my studies, but this did not scare me from taking that risky step.
When in the UK, I wanted to make the most of my university experience, so I decided to take part in the Erasmus programme. I am now in my final year and very pleased with the fact, that I will be graduating with an MEng in Civil Engineering, fluent English and German in addition to my native Russian and Estonian as well as a bunch of great friends from all over Europe and beyond.