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Imagine walking into your new apartment and it’s empty. There's no bed, no kitchen tools for cooking up your first breakfast and no glasses to have a glass of water. That’s the situation many exchange students experience when coming to study abroad and it’s a scary thought isn’t it? And getting everything, you need to fill your apartment, can become very pricy if you don’t plan ahead, as the local stores are expensive, though you can also go for secondhand, it will be cheaper but it does take some research to find secondhand stores and you might have to go to several stores to find everything. We’ve taken a look at the prices and compared them to the option of renting a ready to use kit, as...

Welcome to Vaasa! You definitely made a good choice studying in this small, but lovely city, which is offering everything a student’s heart desires. During my stay abroad in Vaasa I definitely felt at home and I enjoyed every moment, except – to be honest – my very first one. I arrived in the evening after all shops had closed and I got the key to a nearly empty apartment. In the kitchen was no single pot, in the bathroom was not even one toilet paper roll and in my bedroom there was no mattress. You may barely imagine how my first night in Vaasa was and the next day was clocked by visiting all shops in town. At this time, I would...

Last year I was an exchange student in Finland. I stayed four months. Before my arrival I chose my lectures at the partner university, I booked my flight and I found an accommodation… I was very happy and nearly everything was well prepared… Yes, I said ‘nearly’, because before my adventure started, I was not able to arrange the interior for my housing  The apartment I rented was empty. That means there was a bed, but without a mattress. There was a kitchen without any kitchen utensils and a bathroom with not one single piece of toilet paper. Compared to some other students I was lucky. Some did not even have a bed, a desk or a single chair in the room/apartment they rented. Due to...

Welcome to Turku! You definitely made a good choice studying in this diverse city and lovely city, which is offering everything a student’s heart desires. Turku hacks coming here soon! ...

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