Feelings about being back home

I´ve been back for about four weeks now. First old new impressions about Jyväskylä have not been that favorable. It rained a week straight after my arrival and the overall temperature was about +14 celcius. It felt like winter. Life is about back to normal, got most of my belongings back in my home and…

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Shanghai, Shanghai EWWWWWWW

There are some things that can be gross or just super different from you own culture and thus hard to understand. Here are my thoughts on the matter. When walking around you will notice that most of the locals clear their throat often and spit and make horrendous noises while at it. It is normal…

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Shanghai, Shanghai <3

The city is lovely and super busy, people going to places all the time. If you don´t mind the fact that there is blue sky visible rarely because of the pollution but like to live in a huge city where time never stops Shanghai might be the one for you. Shanghai is totally a city…

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Qingdao, drinking Tsingtao  

  There was a trip to Qingdao that the school arranged. The price was 1800RMB for me as I’m a stipend student here. It was 5 days trip and even with the normal price 2800RMB it is worth every penny and more! There was a bus ride from school to the train station, we went…

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Beijing and friends <3

  I went to Beijing in the beginning of April. I spend 4 days there, Thursday to Monday. I arrived there very late on Thursday, basically on Friday so I’m not counting that day in. I went there and back by train, it is very easy to book tickets through C-trip. I just had to…

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Where do I live

  So I chose the option to live in the dormitory in the campus area. Besides being costs effective it its also very convenient to live near the classrooms. The prices are from about 50 to 90 RMB a night. The outside school apartments have monthly rate going up from 4800 RMB plus the electricity…

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Campus life

  The campus area is huge when compared to JAMK. I think it takes around 20 minutes walk from one end to the other. The campus has several ball courts and its own running track as well. And this is the smaller of the 2 campuses Donghua has in Shanghai. The other campus is much…

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More about the courses

The only things I´ve had to buy are notebooks and pens, so there is no high material costs (usually). The notebooks here are really cheap. They are easily bought from the school´s shop. The Business practises in China course has been interesting, I am little bit not sure what was the main focus for the…

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Radio silence over

Sorry for the long break. For the first month I was sick twice and had one Chinese exam and a few presentations..   So about my courses,  I’ve got 3 in total. Altogether they are worth 26 study points in Finland. In addition to those I also have chosen a spoken Chinese course and that…

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Unwanted heartthrob

There are 3 international student housing buildings in the campus. I´m in on number 3, the tallest one with 18 floors! Before accessing the elevator you have to go through a gate using the dorm card which also acts as the hot water usage card. When using the gate the guards at the lobby will…

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