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Hello from Liverpool

  It's been a while..

There has been a lot of happening since my last post here. I fully enjoyed my summer vacation. Most of the time I spent with my friends and getting ready for the student exchange. I also had time to study and work a little. Two highlights of the summer must be the summer festivals with a good friend of mine and my first hiking experience, which lasted for four days in total.

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Enjoying the Finnish nature as its best. This one is from the legendary hiking trail called Karhunkierros in Kuusamo.

 

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The art and  the atmosphere in Provinssirock, Seinäjoki.

 

I had been thinking about going to student exchange since I started studying at Saimia. In February I had confirmed that I was going to Edge Hill University, England, for the autumn semester. There was a lot of paperwork concerning the exchange but after all that I am in Liverpool now. Edge Hill University is located in Ormskirk, which is about 30 minutes from Liverpool by train. Orsmkirk is a small market town but the university brings some life in there. I wanted to live in Liverpool so I could explore the city more and I love it so far. I promise to make a picture post soon!

 

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 The beautiful main entrance of Edge Hill University

 

The first week here was about getting to know the places and other international students from all around the world. I had my firs classes yesterday and I am really excited about the near future. I have met some amazing people and discovered so many interesting places to go to so I’m sure the three months here will be unforgettable.

I will give you a closer look about the Erasmus+ exchange, living abroad, studying in the UK and much more. So stay tuned! You can also follow my trip in Instagram at @saimaanamk, #rinttureissaa and #sossuintheuk

 

Enjoy all the colours of autumn,

-Riina

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