LUT Newcomers The blog is created to provide general information to LUT Newcomers about Lappeenranta and on a more wide area, Finland.

Weekly fact: Birch leaves

An interesting fact about Finland: There is a tradition to hit each other on the back with birch leaves when you are in the sauna. Do not ask me why we do this, but it makes the place smell pretty nice 🙂 [...]

August 12, 2016 LUT Admin Weekly fact 0

How to interact with your flat mates!

Hei guys! September is approaching and most of you will meet your flatmate(s) soon. Living with foreigners could be a very nice international experience IF YOU want! Communication is the most effective tools for living together happily. When you first meet, ask each other these important questions to make sure [...]

August 12, 2016 LUT Admin General 0

How to get to Lappeenranta

Welcome to Finland/Tervetuloa Suomeen. If you are lost in the Helsinki airport than please ask someone to help you. Airport is known as LENTOASEMA in Finnish. 1. Airport to Helsinki/Tikkurila: a. Airport – Tikkurila: Take the “P” train and hop-off at the TIKKURILA train station. From there, you can take [...]

August 12, 2016 LUT Admin General 0

What should you bring with you to LUT?

Dear Newcomers, Today I will offer some advice on what all you need to bring with you. This is just based on my experiences. 1) All the official documents Educational certificates that LUT needs for the verification, Medical certificates (if you think you’ll need them) 2) Clothes and shoes Don’t [...]

August 9, 2016 LUT Admin General 0

Weekly Fact: Competitions

A fact about Finland: There are very strange competitions in Finland, some of these include mosquito hunting, mobile phone throwing, swamp football, rubber boot throwing and air guitar world championships. [...]

August 1, 2016 LUT Admin Weekly fact 0

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 of a fair on Sunday. Suomi kirppis is next to [...]

July 28, 2016 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Weekly fact: The sun during summer

Weekly fact about Finland: Finland is also known as the land of the midnight sun, since during June and July, in the north, the sun doesn’t drop below the horizon. [...]

July 26, 2016 LUT Admin Weekly fact 0

Friend Family: Meet a local family!

“Meet a Local Family” is a programme in Lappeenranta as well as in many other cities of Finland, that gives the possibility for a newcomer to get a friend-family. More specifically, it aims to help foreign students to learn more about Finnish culture and family life. In return, the students [...]

July 26, 2016 LUT Admin General 0

Fact about Finland: Coffee drinking

Fact about Finland: Finland is the worlds number 1 coffee consumer, gulping down no less than 12kg of the black substance per person annually. [...]

July 18, 2016 LUT Admin Weekly fact 0

Clubs at LUT

In the case that you were looking for night clubs at LUT, this post unfortunately does not contain the night clubs available in Lappeenranta. There are 25 clubs, 6 associations under the control and supervision of the Student Council, LTKY. Among the 25 clubs, I am involved with MSAL (Muslim [...]

July 18, 2016 LUT Admin Uncategorized 1