Challenging myself in Germany

Acquiring experiences and skills a little further

Author Archives: Samuli Kangastupa

The last post

I have flew back to Finland and my studies will continue here normally. By initial conversation with my responsible professor in JAMK, I’ve been told that I could recognize all my subject studies in Hochshule Esslingen studies to professional elective studies, all 15 ECTS credits. That was huge relief, because it wasn’t certain when I […]

Reflections on the lessons learned

Still three weeks before I leave to Finland. In this post, I want to open a little more the contents of my studies. I took the following courses in the exchange, Microprocessor Technology (5 credits), Industrial Communication (5 credits), Control Engineering (5 credits), Digital Feedback Control and Simulation (5 credits), Power Electronics (5 credits), German […]

The last month

My exchange time here is soon to be over here in Germany, so i decided to make a post of my final weeks here and what I still need to arrange before I go. The time at IPA is coming to an end, the employment contract is valid until end of the August. I have liked […]

Long time no see

Today is the day when I have enough energy and motivation to update this blog. It has been almost five month since the last time I wrote here, so I’ll try to recall the time. In a nutshell, winter semester is over and I got an internship from Fraunhofer IPA. First things first, the period […]

Life has turned into everyday living

Winter semester has begun here at 25 of September and I have attended to 8 courses so far. Here is a list of courses I´m willing to accomplish during this semester: – Industrial Communications – Power Electronics – Control Engineering – Simulation and Systems Control – Simulation Technology – Microprocessor Technology – German language A1.1 […]

Orientation time

It is my 17th day here today and it feels like it’s been at least 2 months. There have been a lot of things to do, so I haven’t had so much time to examine or focus on my environment. So far I know the vicinity of my dormitory, some local stores and the main […]

When the jorney comes true

It’s my fourth day in Germany now and two nights have I spent in my dormitory in Göppingen. Most of my stuff is still unpacked, but the most essential things have found their places, like the coffee machine, the computer and the bed sheets. There haven’t been enough time for making the dormitory cozy. Actually […]


This blog is about my double degree program in Esslingen university of applied sciences, where I’m performing a bachelor’s degree. In addition to mandatory school work, my intention is to share my experiences in studying, practical training and residence.