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Experience in Turku, Finland by Marian

Published by flag-es Marian Pérez — 4 years ago

0 Tags: flag-fi Erasmus experiences Turku, Turku, Finland

Why did you choose to go to Turku, Finlandia?

Far away country (Lapland). Nature, lakes and language (Finnish).

How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

I recieved 3000€ for 6 months and I spent 7 months.


What is the student lifestyle like in Turku?

Lovely! A very student city. Lot of cultural activities and gigs.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Turku to other students?

I truly recomend the city and the University.

What is the food like?

In Lidl you'll find cheap food to cook at home. Then you can find some student restaurants with discounts but I prefered to cook my own food.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Turku?

Nop, I found it in TYS, but I did it with lot of time (at least 3 months before).

How much does it cost to live in Turku?

I lived with 500€/month. 250€ for my room (without mattress and without frying pan, glasses and the cutlery) and internet, and 250€ for food, transport and others

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

I love Finnish language, so for me was easy (the basic course), but lot of people speak English (you'll be surprised). Yes, there are courses available (very good and funny ones).


What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Turku from your city?

Stopover in other country like England or you can go straight to Tampere o to Helsinki first and then take a bus to Turku.

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Turku?

It depends. I would prefer people discover their own place to go out. It will be easy to find your favourite place in Turku.

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Turku?

Vegetarian one in a river ship.

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

Many (the castle, church, Naantali: Moomin world, museums, festivals... ).

Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Turku in the future?

Vitamines (there is sun, but in winter it does not get you warm) and good shoes.


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