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Week 18-20 in Finland

So these weeks have been very interesting ones indeed. It’s the start of a new year, many of the past semester’s students are gone now, but I’ve already started to meet some new cool people. I also have new courses, one in GPU programming and one in data analytics software. I’m also attending a course in Finnish so hopefully, I’ll be able to do some small talk in Finnish before finishing my studies. For me, these first weeks have been fun but at the same time, it’s been filled with a rollercoaster of feelings. It’s starting to stabilize now and…

Week 11-14 in Finland

TL;DR: The last month in a summary The last month has been a hectic one. It has been full of interesting events both on the personal and the academic plane. There have been developments on the master thesis work, I’ve been in contact with the marketing coordinator of Åbo Akademi to discuss further exchange between Sweden and Finland, I’ve presented a speech about going abroad at an international afternoon event. At the same time, there has been a lot of fun going on at the personal plane as well. There has been some great parties, beer pong tournaments and movie…

8th – 10th week in Finland

So this has been 3 long weeks, and even though I thought that I should have more time to write, the last 3 weeks have been even more intense than I could have imagined. It has happened so much and it is thus first now that I even find some time to write it all down. The 8th week was a super intense study week, almost every day I did nothing but study all the time. I finalized reports and worked on projects before their deadline. Unfortunately I also became sick just before this week and the long days and…

4th and 5th week in Finland

So now it’s been aproximately two weeks since my last blog post. This is due to a lot of stuff happening and that when I finally found time to write last week I decided that it was a little too far into the week. Therefore you now get this two-week special issue blog post instead! 🙂 During the 4th week in Finland, I went to the rector’s dinner. It was quite nice and there were both speakers holding speeches and a lot of good food and wine. There was also a moment of thanking our tutors for their great work…

3rd week in Finland

So this week I feel like I’ve started to really get the feeling of that I’m actually living here. It has been progressing slowly but now I can find my way around in the city quite easily using different landmarks. I barely need the map anymore for finding the regular places, only when trying to find some new building or spot where I’ve not been much or ever before. I think this sense of localization is due to that I’m walking almost everywhere I’m going. I don’t really feel the need to take the bus since most places I’m going…

2nd week in Finland

This week started out with me getting sick, it was not too bad but I coughed for several days and I didn’t attend any parties for this period. But my classes started and since I didn’t want to miss the first lectures I went to them anyway. The courses feel like they’re going to be very interesting. Right now I’m taking 3 different courses, one called the development of server-side web services, in which we’ll among other things use python and Django to create a basic eBay-clone. One called experimentation in computer science and engineering, in which we’ll learn how…

Now living in Finland!

Okay so maybe I’ve been living here for one week already, but it has been so much going on so that I’ve not really had the time to sit down and write about the days until now. My first week here has summarily consisted of traveling here, going to a lot of daytime activities where different parts of the university have been explored and seminars been held. On the evenings there has been a lot of activities, either ice-breaker where I’ve met a lot of interesting people or games or pub rounds or parties. So far I’m having a really…