It was autumn time about half a year ago when I arrived from Nepal to Finland and the city of Seinäjoki, which is situated by this river. In September the view was very different with all the green and colorful leaves of the trees. I found an apartment in the student housing area ‘Marttilan Kortteeri’ , which you recognize of the high building in the picture. Marttilan Kortteeri is situated in the city center, which offers almost everything you need inside one kilometer.
Walking to School
I normally wake up at 6:30 am, have a piece of bread with cheese and get dressed like the Father Christmas “coz it’s winter guys”. On the way to Business School I pass the Campus house, which contains the Administrative Office of Seinäjoki UAS, the main Campus Library and a concert hall. I enjoy the mornings when the cool air blows by the river. In 15 minutes I walk to the School, which normally starts at 9:00 pm.
In the class
Our first year business studies have been planned around the idea of starting and managing our virtual enterprises that we run in a virtual environment. Our enterprises are supported by real companies that work in the field. During the lectures we learn theory and get background information, which we need when we make decisions, business plans, marketing plans etc. The enterprise of my group is called InOut Design and I am CEO. We had worked hard in my group and it was a great moment, when my group was rewarded for the results after all our team had the spirit.
In the computer class
We have fully equipped computer classes. Most of the assignments we do for the enterprise are implemented with the help of information technology.
Restaurant of the Business School
Lunch is served every day at school. It is not expensive, but it is cheaper to prepare food myself, so I usually eat at home. It’s good yet different. I still remember the Finnish Christmas food and especially Kinkku.
The school building from outside, Gavin walking out
“I normally spend at school about 6 hours mostly participating the lectures and doing group work. Today we got awarded for our efforts in the “Practice Enterprise” business simulation. We had business presentations and it went awesome so professionalism flourishes.
After school I sometimes go around in the city. In the beginning of the year there’s ALE (sale) in shops and they offer things for discounted price. There are also second hand shops, where it is possible to find clothes and other things all the year for a few euros.
Anttila (sports department)
I have tried to practice skating once and would like to learn skiing. It was real fun with my friends there to hold me and laugh when after every frequent fall I scored. Today I went to a shop to see the equipment for these winter sports.
The library in the Campus house near my apartment is fully occupied with necessary materials and learning facilities for students.
My apartment from outside
My apartment is nice and well furnitured. There are a lot of students living in the area.
We live in cell apartments, which have two rooms and a common kitchen. I usually prepare food for several days and warm it up. After the classes it’s always fun to be back to home. I try to be a good student doing the assignments, studying Finnish, checking out the news sometimes and surfing on net. Ai jaa! (= Oh yeah! in Finnish) I probably should not forget to mention about….yes Sauna….and now you know it all. I’ve started loving sauna.
In the autumn Seinäjoki UAS helped the international students to find Finnish families, who were interested to be friends with us. My family are the rare best creatures God ever made in this wild world. I truly don’t miss my home at all when I am with them. This Christmas which I celebrated staying with them are the best days in my countdown of best moments. I feel like learning Finnish is not that difficult but it’s different when they guide me.