This post is simply to introduce myself and my new blog, Turku Medley.
Before getting into the blog itself, here is a short intro about myself. I am a Canadian degree student in Åbo Akademi University, currently finishing a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law. My experience in Turku now totalises three years: two as a degree student, and one as an exchange student, and it will be my pleasure this year to bring you all kinds of information about Turku, TYS, and a wide variety of topics related to life in Turku.
As an international student in Turku, there has always been a number of things I, or you probably if you are reading this, have been wondering (Ok I agree that is quite wide, but bear with me). This blog is intended to provide information to both new and more experienced international students about the city, the student village, cultural life, history, practical things, or even interesting trivia that might not be easily available to international students.
The scope of the blog is intentionally wide, since my goal is to bring you interesting facts or useful information that might make your life easier.
Readers will also be able to play a role in the blog by proposing ideas for future posts or asking additional questions.
Just to give you a taste of topics which will be touched upon in the coming weeks or months, here is a short preview:
- Where does the money from your TYS rent go, exactly? How is it used?
- Why is there an old church and a cemetery in the middle of the student village?
- Which places around Turku make a great one-day escape from the city?
- What are those funny, shiny snowmen-like sculptures in Educarium and Publicum?
If there is anything else you would like to hear about, just let me know in the comments!