I am doing my exchange at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England. I’ve been here for about four months now and will head home soon. All in all, it has been a great experience and the time has gone really quick!

I’m doing four individual modules at Staffs: TRIAD, Business Negotiation Techniques, International Culture & Communication, and Enterprising Graduate. All of them have been quite interesting but I’d say TRIAD was the best one. It was about business between the EU, USA, and Japan, how it all works and who are the nations that are threatening TRIAD’s spot on the top of global business. The term has been quite relaxed: I only had lectures three days a week. I always had Mondays and Fridays off so I had a long weekend every week haha. Not too bad.

During the four months I have made heaps of friends! At first I spent a lot of time with the other internationals, mainly Germans and the French. Now, during the last couple of months, I’ve been spending a lot more time with my four English flat mates. I also joined the university’s ladies’ rugby team back in January and made more friends that way. The team wasn’t as good as I had hoped but still got good experience out of that and definitely had fun with the rugby girls!

I got to travel a bit as well, although not as much as I was planning to. Got to see Leeds, York, Manchester, Dublin, Nottingham, Warrington, and areas around Stoke.


Thanks for reading!

Maija xx

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