Remember also…

We are heading towards the end of our first year. Spring time can be pretty hectic with many courses, but the finish line is nearly visible. So, the last sprint of this academic year has started! This time I decided not to plan my blog post that much – most probably you have seen it…

Small city with a big feel

Amici amici. This time I will use my blog entry to talk a bit about the life around university and spare you the Master’s Programme, deadlines and stress. So how is life here? What has Jyväskylä to offer? Housing: Student organisations offer apartments and shared flats all over the city. I live in a single…

JYVÄSKYLÄN YLIOPISTO BEGUN THE DEADLINE WARS HAS

It is barely believable that it has been 6 months (and counting) since we began this journey and we as a group are fast approaching the halfway point of our program. In the weeks and months that have gone by since the turn of the year, a lot of what has been mentioned by my…

The spring term at the university

The spring semester has started with winter school in January. Winter school was exciting and fun. During that course, I have met new people from different part of Europe, South America and Australia. We have had memorable time at Laajavuori where we have done skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. The whole course was quite…

Jyväskylä going green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Welcome to my second entry in the sports blog, and this time I’ll be focusing on St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish community in Jyväskylä.   St. Patrick’s Day will fall on Friday the 17th of March this year and although it’s not a national holiday here in Finland (yet!) it will be celebrated with…

Springtiiime ?!?

I’m so glad that I had to write this blog today and not any days earlier! This weekend gave me the first glimpse (very very distant but still) of springtime. Not in terms of temperatures, which is still around -10, but in terms of sunny days and feeling the warmth of the sun in your…

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN

The base and solid ground obtained after completing courses in the first term help us students to better accommodate ourselves in the pleasant environment of the university campus and the city of Jyväskylä. Second semester has already began Now it is time to do real studies, become even more hard working in pursuing our personal, study,…

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…