Course for Hungarian Erasmus Students: Finnish Lessons, Sauna, Business Life and Finnish Baseball
Intensive Language Course on Finnish Language, Society and Culture for Hungarian Erasmus students was held at the University of Tampere (UTA) during the period of 1 August - 19 August 2011. The course was organized in honour of the 90-year-old diplomatic relations between Hungary and Finland (1920-2010). The course was organised by the Studying in Tampere Region (SITR) University Network and it was co-funded by the Government of Finland, Elcoteq, Nokia-Siemens Networks and Sanoma Budapest.
The course included 60 hours of Finnish language tuition, independent study, a visit to a multinational company operating in Tampere, lectures on Finnish society, culture, economy and business life, and about 30 hours of leisure activities. These activities gave the students a possibility to familiarize with the city, culture and nature of Tampere as well as the Finnish culture. During the activities the participants got a chance to familiarize themselves with the Finnish sauna culture and some Finnish summer games among many other exciting things.
The course received excellent feedback from the participants and it was found as a great experience. According to the feedback, the course gave the students basic Finnish skills, a possibility to get to know Tampere and Finnish culture, as well as to meet new friends.
SITR wishes to thank the staff, the teacher and the students for making the course a great experience for everyone involved!
Link to the photo gallery of this course: http://www.uta.fi/verkostot/sitr/studying/eilchungary/gallery2011.html
For more information:
Eija Simelius, SITR Course Secretary, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (30.8.2011)
(30 Aug 2011)