Proud to be in the Alumni Ambassador team
Hello everyone who happens to read this :). I'm Sergei, a student of one of the University of Oulu's International Master's Programmes, LET, which stands for Learning, Education and Technology. I’m also a guy who started considering Oulu a home after spending less than 3 months here, which is a really rewarding thing to feel and realize, and I’m here to tell you a bit more about that. I’m proud to be a part of the Alumni Ambassador team. I’m really attached to my University and I’m glad to support it, give something back and offer a helping hand to both the current and the prospective students. Sometimes our lives do feel like crossroads, as we need to decide which roads we are taking.
Reaching the crossroads again
I have, just like any other person, found myself on the crossroads quite many times. Being not sure what to do next and which path to choose make us all either back off or go ahead and take a risk. Before I made my choice to come to Oulu, Finland, I was on the crossroads again, but this time it was quite an exciting one, because I had to decide to which of the universities I was accepted to I would go. And I’m happy to say that up until now I still think that I’ve taken the right path, made the right choice and, to be honest, I don’t think this is the subject to change.
If you want to experience the well-structured, effective, flexible, modern educational system with the aim to support and encourage creativity and self-development and get the whole package while living in the safe and friendly environment, Finland is the place for you. In particular, University of Oulu is the place for you – not only is it, in my humble opinion, a great place to study but also a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world, get to know them, their cultures and eliminate a good part of the stereotypes. The city of Oulu itself, which is also called the capital of Northern Scandinavia, is not too big and not too small and undoubtedly has a certain cosiness to it, an awesome balance between nature and all the things urban. The above mentioned is supplemented by a lot of opportunities to do things you’re interested in (both connected to student life and not) and, even if it might sound clichéd, enjoy your life, which is what really matters in the end. If you’ll open yourself and start viewing Oulu as your home, I believe you’ll be able to feel, embrace and experience the special atmosphere this city has and enjoy the most out of it.
Challenges and Big Decisions
It is always challenging and not easy to make big important decisions which completely change the pace of our lives and make us go out of our comfort zones. Moving to another country to live and study is definitely one of these life-changing challenges. But, if you ask me, it’s totally worth it and there’s no reason to be afraid. Even if our lives are much shorter than they might seem, we have all what it takes to make them beautiful. If we move forward, work hard, take chances and accept challenges we can make our dreams come true. University of Oulu can help you to realize your goals and get what you’re aiming for. Looking forward to seeing you guys here!
Last updated: 5.1.2017