New Year, New Me bullsh*t

Every year is a new start. True. People make New Year’s resolutions. Yes. Did I make one? Oh yes. How is it going? Not very well. Sounds familiar? I can comfort that you are not the only one who has failed. I promised myself that this year I won’t leave the assignments to the last…

Winter School…

Picture this… 2 weeks of intense learning, meeting students from around the world, 5-9 ECTS up for grabs, AND the opportunity to participate in Winter Sports such snowboarding, skiing and ice skating. Sound like an opportunity not to be missed? Yep it sure is. From January 9 – 23, the University of Jyvaskyla hosted their…

Wrapping Up 2016 (already?!)

I find it easy to agree with what my classmates have said in the previous posts with our time flying, busy schedules, wonderful group. Honestly, I have barely noticed the surrounding change of seasons. I thought I wanted to write something  for people currently balancing their decision of whether or not to apply for this…

First semester is gone by in the blink of an eye

I still remember my first day at University of Jyväskylä. The day started with meeting my group mates, our faculty, university premises and the city around the University campus. After that, life has moved on very fast. We all were mostly occupied with lectures, classes, exams and busy lunches with friends. However, fun time was…

So far so good

Well, hello there! At the moment I have same kind of feelings as Brian wrote few weeks ago in his blog Time flies when you´re having fun (and busy studying). The autumn period has gone very quickly and I thought to tell you how I have found it so far. Overall, I would say that…

Time flies when your having fun (and busy studying!)

Hello everyone I am delighted to introduce myself, my name is Brian I’m from Ireland and I have started the Masters programme in Sports Management and Health Promotion back in September. It’s hard to believe it’s been three months since the course started; it’s been a fantastic time meeting new people and experiencing new things….

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER…

So check this out…I’m getting myself prepared to meet my new classmates in the Sports Management and Health Promotion Master’s program at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, in a new environment completely out of my comfort zone, new social setting and in a country I’ve never been to before. A distant land far, far…

JYVÄSKYLÄ ABÚ!!

It seems like yesterday that I was desperately reading and re-reading these posts to try to catch anything between the lines that could give me any pieces of information (and courage!!) to leave my comfort zone in sunny Italy for icy Finland!! I really found this blog useful and for such reason I will try to…

Being a student again

I would say that I have studied and worked in very diverse teams and groups almost my entire life, especially since my early adulthood. I studied in an International Entrepreneurship Course where there were students from all over the world (Argentina, China, etc.), I did my Bachelor’s Degree in the USA, and I worked many…

Thousand shades….

         My fellows already wrote some observations about studies so I will just briefly write my point of view…        Study programme is designed quite well. After your arrival you have plenty of time to adapt. New environment, university life, campus life, big city life. Courses will help you to…

Getting the most out of my studies

Like many of us have said, the time is flying really fast. The first two months are almost behind us. This is actually the first time when I stop for a moment to think about these passed months. A lot has happened! I believe we all came here with a lot of motivation and enthusiasm. I…

Living a varied life

The first six weeks of attending the international Master Programme in Sport Management and Health promotion have passed, six weeks of my new life in Jyväskylä, six weeks full of excitement. Six weeks also means, that the first modules are completed already, the first extensive assignments are done and the first exams are ahead. Each…