Monthly Archives: August 2015

Greetings from Breda!

Living in Breda has been a blast. I have met so many people from so many different countries that i can’t even count how many new friends I now have. All of the exchange students live near to each others so we can keep in touch very easily and do everything together. One of the funniest week this spring has been carnival holiday when the whole city got crazy, wore silly clothes and danced and drank on the streets.

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Studying in here has been a little hard since the teachers give a lot of homework and expect more than the teachers in Finland. The exams have also been much harder in here. Still, I have enjoyed the studying because I have learned many new working methods and I have had a chance to work with so many different kinds of people.

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Even though I have enjoyed living in Breda a lot, I think that five months is plenty enough since Breda is quite a small place. One bonus in this place is that other European countries are so near. I  for example have traveled to Belgium, Germany and Poland with other exchange students. Traveling in here is SO cheap!!

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Last of all: if you  ever move to the Netherlands the first thing you have to do is  buy a bike!

Greetings from Yorkshire

20/01/2015  Leeds, UK

Time here flies fast. The weather has been better than expected. Leeds has shown me its best sides, even though I feel that many other cities here feel more homey and interesting.

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Tate Liverpool, Kirkstal Abbey, Home

 

Besides my studies I have had time to get to know British and local culture. I have traveled quite a lot and have participated to many cultural events and festivals and seen many exhibitions.

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Leeds Light Night Festival, Saltare, Cooking night with friends

 

Studying fine arts here has been different than back at my home university. The number of students at my year level is as big as the number of students in my whole study programme at home. So there are lot of Arts’ students here. At first the premises felt way too big, but after I realised the amount of students that are sharing them, I noticed that actually there are too many students sharing space.

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Leeds Beckett University Library
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Leeds Beckett University/ Broadcasting Place – Arts Building

 

I live alone and I really have enjoyed it a lot. Many thought that I would miss things, events and not get so many friends as I would in shared accomodation. Anyhow the thing is not so. It will be very hard to leave as I have got to know so many people, to whom it will be very hard to say goodbye and only the thought of it feels wierd. This country has proven me some of its stereotypes, but also has shown me something new.

It is nice to live in Britain, at least for a while.

 

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Manchester, Street food festival, Scarborough

Senni Aleksandra

 

 

 

Ciao!

View from my balcony

I just finished my Internship in Milano and I have to say I am going to miss this place !
I had the chance to learn a lot and work with so talented people, it was really a great experience. I am not new with Italian culture, but believe me or not, I visited so many places that I have never seen before and I ate great food!

I was in love with this cappuccino!
I was in love with this cappuccino!

My internship started in April and It was a really crazy experience! I got shocked how fast we need to deliver our works. Usually we got around 2, 3 days to build and create animations from 0! In Italy everything is a bit on a rush, but this schedule teach me to be on time with my works, to do fast and precise designs and deliver good quality in few time!
I also got the chance to create 3D Holograms for Holographic devices! It was really interesting and I probably will keep creating more.

I had the chance to create holograms content for Holho devices.
I had the chance to create holograms content for Holho devices.

I had the chance to visit EXPO , the Universal exposition hosted by Milan this year.
It’s so huge! I didn’t have the opportunity to visit it all because it’s really long and host over 145 countries (but not finland :c ), but the architecture of each country blows you away.