Exchange experiences

Experiences of exchange students at Oamk

It did not took long to fall in love with Finland. The fact that there is so much raw nature, so close by. People are friendly but introvert. It takes some time to get to know Finnish people, but when you do you notice that its really worth that time. The school itself is nice, it feels personal and the facilities like the library, computers and labs are great. Not to forget the fact that you can eat good food for a small amount of money (and yes I miss the food from school as well).

Erik, Hanze University Groningen, Netherlands

My Semester abroad in Finland was amazing! Beside from learning a lot about group work with international students, the finish culture and the education, I met a lot of interesting and inspiring people and made friends for a lifetime all over the world. By doing a lot of practical projects in OAMK I gained experience how to communicate with people from different cultures. The whole exchange semester in Finland was an adventure I will never forget!

Katharina, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria

Learning for your lifetime - that is how I can describe my study time in Oulu. As part of my double degree programme I could enjoy studying one year abroad at the Oamk. By individual working tasks, I could develop my hard skills in my study field, which I could prove while working together with international students in projects. Studying at the Oamk means a good practise for your future working life since one big focus is on training you to work together, and learning to communicate with your team members to achieve best results. 

Larissa, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany

For me the classes and the project work were great. I especially loved the project work, which I did for 10 ECTS. During the project work you can really learn a lot and improve in your skills. I believe that during practical work you learn more than you ever could in a normal lecture and I am very happy to have chosen project work during my exchange period. The lectures were very good and the teachers know a lot about their subjects and can teach from their own experience as well. 

Wietske, Hanze University Groningen, Netherlands

 I enjoyed the semester spent in Finland even more than I expected. I met a lot of new people, experienced a new culture, and especially I could study abroad. It's great how Finnish education is practical and based on projects that teach you how things work in practice, how to communicate with people and what to expect in your life. I would definitely never regret visiting Finland and Oamk University.
Lucie, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic



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Czech exchange student Vojtěch Šimetka’s semester in Oulu. This article was first published in OSAKOLAINEN student paper 3/2015.
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