Sven Vanneste blogs from Finland

Erasmus or an internship abroad not only looks great on your CV, it's also an unforgettable experience. To reassure the home front, students abroad are blogging. We were also very curious!


"After several months of overpriced (and bad) beers, countless karaoke nights and two decadent cruises, it was time for our trip to Lapland. The six-day trip was organized by ESN Jyväskylä and was fully booked very quickly. Fully packed with thermal underwear, thick sweaters and a camera we left for a part of Finland that soon turned out to be a winter wonderland. We continued the trip with a beer in a Norwegian sauna, after which we took a dip in the Arctic Ocean. We hiked with tennis rackets under our feet and nothing but a walking GPS to guide us through the beautiful Lappish landscapes, built igloos on a frozen lake and learned how to light a fire in extreme temperatures. The next day we took a ride on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, and on the last day we got to drive a sled with six very active husky dogs and then had fun on the snowmobile. There are no words to describe how wonderful this trip was."


Here's an overview of just a few ISIC benefits
you can score in Finland:


Kahvila 7 pöytää & Pieni Kirjapuoti 10% student discount on all products

Kahvila 7 pöytää & Pieni Kirjapuoti is an idyllic café in the heart of Turku that combines delicious treats, high quality coffee and a small book shop. You will fall in love with this treasure!

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas Free entrance for ISIC members

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is based in the historical Finlayson in the heart of Tampere. At Werstas you can visit the Textile Industry Museum, the Steam Engine Museum as well as the other exhibitions of Labour Museum.

Lappeenranta Swimming hall Single ticket to swimming hall and beach sauna only 3,7 EUR

Students can swim in the swimming pools of Lappeenranta and in the Myllysaari beach sauna for 3.70 euros / single ticket!

Students also get a discount on serial cards. Discount tickets are sold at the swimming hall's cashiers by showing a student card.


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