Very soon, Oulu started to feel like home

Mihaela Ivanova
Education and Globalisation
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My name is Mihaela Ivanova and I am a Master’s degree student in Education and Globalisation.

My first experience with the University of Oulu was in 2015 when I came here on exchange. Very soon, Oulu started to feel like home and I realised that this is where I want to live and study.  I went back to Bulgaria to graduate and immediately applied for a Master’s programme.

Now, I am in my second year of studies and I could not be happier with my choice! Besides high quality education, the University of Oulu has offered me amazing possibilities for self-development.

During the past one year, I have become very active in the university life and participated in the activities offered by the city of Oulu, too. Finland has a great student culture and everybody can find an activity through which to develop.  For example, you can get involved in guild (‘kilta’) activities with other students from your field of study join projects which are of great significance to the surrounding society such as the Polar Bear Pitching, the Irish Festival of Oulu and Demola. I am gladly taking every one of the possibilities and I am learning something new every time.

I encourage all future applicants to apply and once here, to get involved in the life of this wonderful place!

Last updated: 17.1.2019