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Citadel Summer in Estonia - Summer 2024

Term To Study: Summer 2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Program Starts: Jul 08, 2024
Program Ends: Jul 27, 2024
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,900
Program Locations: Tallinn
Contact Phone: (843) 953-5069
Contact Name: Terry Mays
Contact Email:
What is Included: -Most meals (some occasional exceptions)
-On the ground transportation
-Official excursions
-Tuition for 6 credits

What is not Included: -Roundtrip Airfare
-Transportation to and from the airport
-Passport Fees
-Personal Expenses
Estimated Costs: Program Fee Subject to Change
Program Description


In Estonia, each student enrolls in two courses:
1. Estonian Foreign and Security Policy with Russia and the Baltic Sea Region
2. Estonian Cyber Security Issues

Note: Students will earn 6 credits by participating in this program. Courses are cross-listed, allowing students flexibility in course selection. Graduate course sections are also included. Courses are prefixed either PSCI or INTL depending upon the needs of the student for degree completion. Courses are generally numbered as Special Topics in that particular Department or the set course on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Courses are numbered undergrad for undergrads; grad for grads.

*Each course includes lectures and site visits in the country.
*Students are expected to bring a binder or laptop, and take notes during classes.
*Actual work on the course by the student is accomplished at the end of the term after departure from the country in order to provide maximum immersion into the country.
*Each undergraduate student will be required to write one shorter paper (3-5 pages) and one longer paper (7-10 pages) in each course based on general questions in the syllabus which is are presented before the program. Graduate student papers are 4-5 pages for the shorter assignments and 10-15 pages for the longer assignments.
*Each paper is written from class notes, site visits, and a series of monographs from Baltic region think tanks provided online and are due to be uploaded in our canvas site by 1 September 2024.


1. Identify and discuss the central points of Estonian and Russian foreign policy in the Baltics.
2. Identify and discuss the central points behind cybersecurity issues in the Baltics.
3. Identify and discuss the issues related to Estonian culture and compare it to Russian and ethnic Russian culture.
4. Identify and discuss the issues faced by NATO and the EU in the Baltics with emphasis on Estonia and its relations with Russia.


Given its strategic location and role in worldwide cybersecurity (it houses NATO’s Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence), Estonia may be among the most exciting countries in Europe. Citadel students can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience during Summer, 2022 in this exciting study abroad adventure!

-Students will have the opportunity to visit the following sites:
*NATO Centre of Excellence
*A former KGB post
*Estonia's ethnic Russian town of Narva and the Russian border (remaining in Estonia)
*Tour of the old city on Tallinn and other areas of interest in the capital
*An Estonian weapons range for familiarization with Soviet era weapons


Dr. Terry Mays
Department of Political Science

NOTE: Non-refundable $300 deposit required

Dr. Mays has had extensive study abroad experience and led the Estonia program in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Quick Facts

Population: 1274709
Capital: Tallinn
Per-capita GDP: $ 20600
Size: 45228 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

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