Student life at UEF: how is it living and studying in Joensuu?

Arrived at the beginning of August, completely a new chapter of life started in Finland. If you ask me in short, how is it studying and living in Finland, my answer is very balanced and nature-based. Studying outside of home country is not only about the difference of educational approaches, but also experiencing the very Finnish way of a lifestyle (fitting sauna to your weekly schedule, biking a lot, making lingonberry jam on weekends and many more).

Let’s run through each month from August to December to see how gradually we explored and enjoyed our stay in Joensuu.

August: ARRIVAL, SETTING-UP, NEW FRIENDS

 

September: BEGINNING OF COURSES, SHORT TRIP TO HELSINKI, TALLINN, KOLI NATIONAL PARK, SMOKED SAUNA

   

 

October: GETTING DEEPER TO STUDIES, PARTIES, WEEK-END TRIP TO STOCKHOLM, HIKING

November: NEW COURSES, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, TURKU&TAMPERE TRIP

December: EXAMS, GLÖGGI MEETINGS, WALKING ON THE FROZEN PYHÄSELKÄ LAKE, AND LEARNING KARELIAN PASTY

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