I have to say, education in Finland is so much different than in country I came from, by the way I`m from Ukraine. In this case “different” means “good”.
First of all I like our group. There are 22 people of 8 nationalities, ages 16 to 27; different cultures, languages, backgrounds but still and all, we have some common interests and goals.Of`course sometimes misunderstandings occur, which is a usual thing in any group or team. It`s not always easy to deal with other students, but it`s the way we learn.
Few weeks ago we visited Lionbridge, which is a big international company. They told us about their own experiences: how it feels to work with people from different counties.They said we should appreciate the possibility to study in multicultural environment, so in future we will be prepared for working in international team and with international customers.
Our main subjects are CUSTOMER SERVICE, English, Finnish and Secretarial Work but we also have Arts & Culture, Health education and others lesson, which are not that serious but interesting.
Our teachers are quite tolerant, nobody pushes on us and we have enough free time to do something except studies. Moreover we have fun at our lessons… sometimes =). For example at our English lessons we were watching movies, we were performing different customer service situations and so on. At other lessons we draw up lots of different projects: events, posters, presentations etc.
During the school year we have visited some companies and events: Lionbridge, Alihankinta-messut, Joulutori, Rekrytori and some others to see how people make business in Finland and to learn something new.
So studying business is not that boring as you might think 😉
P.S. All the students of TREDY get free lunch! =)