Friday, 8 January 2010

The Spring Exchange Students Arrived

The spring semester will begin on Monday, but the main campus area at Kuntokatu has seen a lot of busy students yesterday and today; the new exchange students had they orientation days.

There has been a lot of lectures, demonstrations and tours, but also other very essential activities. Last night most exchange students made the sauna. Although there is no lake to jump in next to the student's union sauna at the campus area, the conditions were excellent: a temperature below -20 °C and lots of soft, white, refreshing snow to roll in after the sauna. Some students even run half naked around the campus in the snow in their bare feet. A nice and healthy introduction to Finland.

All the students have not arrived yet, but there will be 145 exchange students from 24 countries; Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

The application period for incoming students applying for exchange from 1st August 2010 onwards is 15.4-15.5.2010
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Pictured: Some of the exchange students. On left in front row international coordinator Mirja Onduso

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