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The Student Life blog is written by the University of Turku international students and ambassadors who share their study experiences and glimpses into their life in Turku.

The blog posts include tips on:

  • how to get settled in Turku and Finland,
  • housing options,
  • free time activities,
  • different degree programmes, and
  • what to do after graduation.

All posts are the personal views of our student bloggers and do not reflect the opinion of the University of Turku as a whole.

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Get-Together Ambassadors – Nov 2023
“This is a great initiative and I was happy to see ambassadors from previous generations. Would love to see more!”...
Mama mia, sono in Italia! My EC2U adventur-a at the University of Pavia!
Would you like to experience a relatively less-known European city with an amazing university in it, discover a new way of academic thinking, be a part of the mosaic of the European culture, meet new people you will learn from, and acquire new communication skills? Check out the blog to see how you can do all these!
Λanguages with a Дifferent AlΦabet * – It’s not all Greek to me anymore.
Καλή μέρα! Добap Дaн! Bonjour! These greetings are not only in three different languages (Greek, Bosnian and French) but also three different alphabets (Greek, Cyrillic and Latin). If you are interested in different-alphabet languages, think that learning a different alphabet would be a fun experience or just enjoy reading about alphabets and languages, this blog is something for you!
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Unlock Your Potential: How UTU Career Services Can Help You
One big concern I had when I accepted the offer from University of Turku, Finland was how to find a...
The first few days in Turku – getting about and getting things done (map included!) 
The first few days in Turku can be overwhelming, least not due to the lack of sleep you might have experienced in the process of getting here. Getting your apartment furnished, buying groceries (and not paying a fortune to do so), getting around, and knowing where to get medical care are the first few steps to getting settled in. Here, I have tried to provide you with a handle on the first few days in Turku, with a map to make things just a little bit easier!
Studying Finnish From an International Student’s Perspective
My name is Kristaps Kovaļonoks and I come from Riga, Latvia. I am studying Finnish as an International student. I...

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