My name is Rebecca Põldma, I’m the author of many “Meet me Mondays”, the president of the student council in high school and an EBS High School graduate.
- How did you end up at EBS High School?
Since the school I went to before and EBS High School were “sister-schools”, I found out about it quite early. I got more and more interested when I got to know some people who were studying in EBS High School at the time and heard about all the good things they told me. I was also very interested in the opportunity of studying in English and travel in Europe.
- What do you like the most in Estonia?
I used to think that Estonia was not the place for me, mostly because of its size. I always had an image in my head that I would live in some big city. But ironically now, when I’m older (just a lil’ bit), and travelled more (also just a lil’ bit), I can see that the big city life is just not for me. Basically what I now love about Estonia is the fact that it’s small yet we all have our own space (and every Estonian loves their space).
- Do you have any tips for the future Ebster students?
For High School students: just attend your classes and work a bit harder than you initially intended to. In the end it will be worth it.
As much as I have seen from the university students, it would be useful to attend as many student activities as you can.
- What do you do during your free time?
I really enjoy lunching-brunching-dining with my close ones. I’m also doing some freelance work as a graphic designer and I really love to read, go to the cinema, visit museums and go shopping.
- What was your childhood dream?
I had so many – to become a ballerina, a tennis player, a horseback rider etc… You know, the classic ones that every little girl has.
If you could leave Estonia for a week and go wherever you want, where would you go and why?
At the moment – Prague. I went there this spring with my classmates and since we only stayed for a few days, I would really love to go back. The city just was the place where I’d like to spend some more time, at least a week.
- What is the craziest thing you ever did?
Probably visiting the criminal wings of the mental asylums on the “student-shadow days”.
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In my “little-perfect-world” I would have finished university, have kids and a family.
- Do you have any words to live by?
Be soft, kind, loving. But also take nobody’s BS.
Photo: Rebecca Põldma
Editor: Kärt Mättikas
Translator: Rebecca Põldma