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ISEP Exchange: Turku - Exchange Program at University of Turku

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It obviously was worthwhile. All more or less prolonged stayings abroad regardless of a country is very very educational and interesting in terms of meeting new people, learning new culture, learning different way of lives.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I just had good time

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was way overpriced (according to locals) but the quality of living was good, so I liked it because comparing to US prices that wasn't much

* Food:

I like to eat in general, food was good I liked everything. Other students complained but I liked everything.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Students like to party

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Finland has very good health care and I paid $45 for the whole semester. When I had toothache I went to a hospital and paid only 3 euros for a filling. That was pretty nice surprise

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? go for it and try/participate at as many events as possible