Category Archives: UEF Ambassador

My experience when it comes to sports

I have discovered plenty of winter and extreme sports while living in Finland. I believe the Finnish weather to be perfect for focusing on experiencing different sports, especially the winter ones. Many of interesting activities are organized by the ESN, many others are included in the Syketta membership and others are presented by keeping a spontaneous and adventurous mind.

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For those who always wander and are

Studying Master Program in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication at University of Eastern Finland was the most beneficial experience I had so far. Coming to Finland and being able to experience the best educational system worldwide helped me to realize, that studying isn’t all about hitting the books. Along with taking advantage of the numerous learning opportunities offered by University, getting involved in teaching practise of training school was a definitely life changing experience for me.

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Finland – a photogenic country

I have developed a newfound passion for photography while being in Finland.

Finland is a very photogenic country; the lakes make great mirrors and the massive amount of trees found make a picture being taken a beautiful one.

I have had the pleasure and luck to have met a lot of people to travel around with and who shared my passion for adventure and nature. Travelling around Finland is easy, but it takes a lot of time. Finland seems small but it is very big and going to Lapland for example can take up to 15 hours driving, if you happen to have the license and means to rent a car. Traveling by bus is also an option and cheap buses can be found everywhere. Savonlinja and Onni bus are cheap buses line that connects Joensuu to the rest of Finland.

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Living costs and saving tips

Hei everyone! I am Phat Do, a Vietnamese student currently in my second year of the Master’s programme in Linguistic Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus. Since it seems there have already been (and will be) many posts sharing about students’ and staff’ personal experiences in Finland, my post will be a bit different and focus more on an aspect that I believe to be of interest for a lot of potential students around the world: the finances of a student’s life in Finland and tips on saving.

I believe this topic is relevant since Finland, as well as its Nordic neighbors, is considered among the countries with the highest living expenses in the world and is rightfully so. As a result, despite the numerous great things about the country, particularly its education system, financing one’s studies here is always one of the biggest hesitations for potential students, especially ones coming from home countries with less expensive living costs. As I am a Vietnamese who had never resided abroad before the current study, you can be sure that I am speaking from my own experience, too. Also, as significant as tuition fees can be, I am not referring to them in this post, since I believe UEF has one of the most generous scholarship schemes among Finnish universities and it should ease up your budget quite a lot, leaving the living costs to be the main headache.

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Kuopio calling

My name is Christina and I’m coming from Germany. Now I am a Master student in “Biology of Environmental Change”, but my “love story” with Finland started already 3 years ago, when I decided to make some changes and jump into an exchange year. Finland was the final choice, because it was the only country of Europe of which I barely knew anything. When I came to Finland, my feelings are best expresses with a quote of the Moomins: “I felt myself so happy, that I wasn’t even afraid this moment would pass.”

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