A long way home

Here I am. Writing my last text at home, in Finland (after just staring the screen half an hour..). I read through my previous texts and I think my thoughts and feelings have changed quite a bit during these past five months. And one sentence in the first text raises one question: What have I…

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Just a Finnish moment

Why do you want to have exchange studies? How many student answers “I wanna meet new people”? I bet at least 90%. When you live, study and travel abroad, surrounded by other exchange students, it is inevitable to meet new people and get to know different cultures. Some of them eat their dinner late, some…

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Not so comforting zone

When I was packing my suitcases I realized quite quickly that I didn’t have room for everything what I was planning to take with me.  I made a list. First I listed things that were mandatory and then things that were almost that important, then less important etc. I left one thing out of my…

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Excursions – a great opportunity

When you move to foreign country you want to see and explore it. And that is exactly what I’ve been doing during my days off. People might think that you are brave and adventurous when you are doing the exchange studies. Well, I’m not. I love my routines and “boring” life. But I’m here in…

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Introduction Week

The first week here is over and there were so much going on and I’ve met so many people all around the world! International Exchange Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organizes this introduction week for all the new exchange students. They offered the ticket by email before we came here and it was sold out quickly….

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Finally here!

Hi and welcome to read my exchange-blog from The Netherlands! It’s been crazy few weeks and specially these last two days! Where should I even begin… Well, everything started last fall when I had to fill up the application for the exchange studies. And I didn’t know where I got myself into. There was so…

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