Alla Vokhta, 18
Degree Programme in International Business
The decision to apply to a Finnish university wasn’t spontaneous. First of all, I knew that I want to study business as it is the most suitable study field for me. I knew that this kind of the degree I can obtain only by studying abroad. Besides, I have been to Finland many times before and even have had an experience of living here, so I could imagine what to expect.
I chose Karelia UAS as my choice of preference because it is one of the biggest universities in eastern Finland. Moreover, it is located in Joensuu, which is near the Russian border.
What I like the most about my university is the attitude towards its students. The educational process is organized in the way to keep students motivated and avoid them getting too stressed. Teachers are understanding and make students feel important and safe. In this calm and friendly atmosphere studying becomes much more pleasant and ensures positive results.
The city of Joensuu became my happy place. I enjoy nature, which is literally everywhere, its contrast of being quiet and empty and noisy and crowded at the same time, the people, the memories. Also, there are plenty of opportunities for students. The university helps to create connections with local and international companies in order to complement theoretical learning with practical experience.
I have no regrets about choosing Karelia UAS as the next stage of my life and can sincerely recommend it to all potential students.