As a student going to a new city you don’t really know what to expect, you see pictures on the internet of the nature and you hear how good the Universities in Finland are from people in your home country….. but then you actually start to live there.
The first thing I noticed in Jyväskylä is the nature. The beautiful trees that all stand out in their own special way because of their colour, length, leaves and shapes, the squirrels that appear every now and then, the lake and not to forget the berries that grow on the trees. It takes 30 minutes for me to walk to school and I could buy a bike but I’d rather not since I really enjoy walking and looking at all the beautiful nature that Jyväskylä offers.
When it comes down to studying, Jyväskylä is the place to be. It is impossible to feel left out at the University of Jyväskylä since all the teachers and students are so supportive and friendly. The study program gives a lot of space not only to learn but also to discover more of Jyväskylä. Besides studying, there should also be time for fun of which you won’t run of, there are so many activities that one can sign up for. You might even want some more adventure. In that case you can buy a train ticket, ship ticket and go to Tallinn or Stockholm for a cheap price which I highly recommend since it’s a great experience.
I am really happy that I came to Jyväskylä and I’m excited to see what these two years are going to bring.