Sunday, September 13, 2015

First days in Hamilton

Got my wifi working, yay!

I've now been here in Hamilton for a few days and little by little get my bearings around here. The city is located on a hill, so I have a pretty great view from my window! Apartment is okay, roommates great! We are still waiting for one more roomie, but so far there are 5 of us; me, two French, a German and an Austrian girl.

My flight was on Friday; I started at 4am and was in Glasgow at 3.30pm. There was a UWS representative to welcome me at the airport after which a UWS driver took me and some other international students to Hamilton where I got my flat key. Friday I was too tired to do anything productive other than go to the store and get some breakfast supplies. Now I've mostly been getting to know my roomies and shopping for essentials for two days. Yesterday we went for a local pub round with other internationals, quite a different experience than in Finland!

My induction starts on Tuesday, more info about my studies then!:)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Last day before my adventure begins

Well hello there my dear readers!

Last two weeks have been super busy (the last month or so tbh) as I expected and the time has totally flown by, I hope it slows down a bit so I can enjoy every second of my stay in Scotland!

UWS has been in contact with me a lot so I'm very confident practicalities with the school will go smoothly, from enrolment to accommodation. I've heard not all study abroad schools are so active and forthcoming, so it was definitely a relief that UWS has been so helpful and made me feel welcome.

I got placed in the 3rd year, so the modules should be very interesting and support my studies back in Finland.  Can't wait to start studying and see how they do it in a Scottish university! I will study 3 modules per semester, so a total of 6 during my year in UWS, so if everything goes well a total of 60 credits which should calm KELA down and keep me on track with my degree studies in Finland.

I'm very excited to start this adventure, but here writing this and looking out the bus window I know I will also miss Finland. However that was never gonna stop me and I know I can appreciate the good things about Finland all the more when (if?) I come back!;) Now if I can just fall asleep tonight so I wont miss my morning flight tomorrow..