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Orientation week in LUT

LUT’s orientation week for new students starting their studies in Autumn 2017, will start on 29th of August. Here is some general information regarding the orientation week and your tutors. For all the new students beginning their studies in LUT [...]

08.09.2017 Uncategorized

Weekly fact about Finland: Saunas

Weekly fact about Finland: There are around 2.2 million saunas in Finland, which is 1 for every 2.5 people. [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

Weekly fact about Finland: The independence day of Finland

Time for another fact about Finland: Finland’s Independence Day is on the 6th of December 1917, before this, Finland belonged to either Sweden or Russia. [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

Weekly fact about Finland: Small coins

A fact about Finland: We do not use 1cent or 2 cent coins. Stores are not even obliged to take them. In fact, most things in Finland can be bought with a credit card. I myself barely carry any money [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

Weekly fact about Finland: Santa Claus

Fact about Finland. The fatherly figure known as Santa Claus (joulupukki) resides near the town of Rovaniemi. Santa Claus post office receives approximately 700,000 letters from children, and so far from 198 different countries. [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

Finnish Food Traditions

I’m now going to tell you a little about the food traditions we have in Finland. The most traditional and well-known foods are probably Karelian pasties, meatballs and pea soup. Karelian pasties are made with rye flour and filled with [...]

02.03.2017 Uncategorized

Green Campus

Did you know that LUT campus is a Green Campus? Here is a video that tells you what that actually means at the campus. Once you arrive, you will have a green campus tour with your tutors so that you [...]

02.03.2017 Uncategorized

Last minute prep and culture shock

Hope all of you are acting accordingly before your departure to Finland. Try to make a checklist. Please DO NOT FORGET to take your necessary documents before your take-off. If you cannot bring any belongings, then you can buy it [...]

08.22.2016 Uncategorized

Public Transportation

Your arrival is extremely close (if you haven’t arrived already!), and I have a bit of information for you, which most of you will appreciate quite a lot. Even though most of you are receiving driving services from LUT for [...]

08.22.2016 Uncategorized

Secondhand Shops

Dear newcomers, Today I’m going to talk about second hand shops in Lappeenranta. ‘Kontti’, ‘Suomi Kirppis’, ‘Tori’ and ‘Eurokirppis’ are some second hand shops you can easily find in Lappeenranta City. Tori is actually not a shop but it’s kind [...]

07.28.2016 Uncategorized