torstai 27. lokakuuta 2016

The First Snow Day

Snow on the orange blades

Oulu, the city of white bridges

Oulu, the capital of Northerns Scandinavia

lauantai 1. lokakuuta 2016

Survival tips for international students in Oulu

What an international student wants to know about Oulu?

There is Ella, who is listening to us. She studies administration and law at Oulu University of Applied Sciences. She comes from Lapland and knows how to wear warm clothes. We really know how many issues to take care of in winter cold. 

Chris seeks information on YouTube before coming to Oulu

Chris is interested to hear what to wear. He also has been examining that in YouTube before he came to make his master´s examination in international business at the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu, Finland. This country offers still free study at the universities also for foreign students for studies started before the fall 2017 or later. 

Survival guide for Exchange students

There are some advice for foreign students for starting to live in Oulu,

Look at that blog, too!

Autumn makes life colorful


lauantai 10. syyskuuta 2016

Survival words in Oulu as a First Aid

About Oulu for International Students

The Big Stone Ball at Rotuaari

Kauppatori, Market Place

Torinranta, the Area around the Market Place

Toripolliisi, Fat Police Man Statue

Kaupunginteatteri, The City Theatre of Oulu

Pääkirjasto, City Library

Sillat, Bridges

Pikisaari, an pittoresque Island in the front of Torinranta

Rotuaari, a place for everyone in the heart of Oulu

Rotuaarin Pallo, the stone ball, that rolls in the water in Rotuaari 

Esiintymislava, Iron Stage

Kaupungintalo, The City Council House

Letkunpuisto, A Central Park with a nice cafe´

Valkea, the newest Mall

Tuira, an area of Oulu

Further places

Ainolanpuisto, the city park of Ainola

Lohiportaat, Salmon stairs

Nallikari, Sea shore

Sanginjoki, Recreation area with forest

Raatti, Sports Center

Areena, jäähalli, Ice Hockey Hall

Pesäpallostadion, Finnish Baseball stadion

Heinäpään jalkapallohalli, soccer hall etc.

Hailuoto, Big island 

Koitelinkoski, Rapids

Universities, Schools
OAMK, Oulun Ammattikorkeakoulu, OUAS, the University of Applied sciences, Oulun yliopisto, UniOulu, the University of Oulu and A lot of other schools

Things and words

Pitsa, Lätty, pizza

Pitseria, a lot of cheep pizzerias

Kärkkäri, a funny sausage sold everywhere

Polkupyörä, bikes

Kypärä, helmet you need absolutely

Onnikka, bussi, bus


Bussipysäkki, bus stops

Ravintolat, a lot of Restaurants


Raha, kortti, cash and cards

Opiskelijakortti, alennus, Student card, discount


Tuuli, it is always blowing in Oulu

Lämpimät vaatteet, warm clothes

Takki, coat

Kengät, shoes

Käsineet, gloves

Lappi, pipo, myssy, cap

Kaulahuivi, scarf

Kypärä, a helmet when biking (nearly a must)


Lidl, halpa, cheaper food

SPR, Kontti, flea market

Pelastusarmeijan kirpputori, Salvation Army Flea Markets

Halpahalli, cheap markets

Prisma, K-Market, Sale, shops 


Luottamus, trust

Avoimuus, openness

Viranomaiset auttavat, Officials help

Poliisi kiltti, Friendly Police

Terveyskeskus, Health Centers


Kieli, suomi, mostly English, also Swedish, German, French

Murre, dialect

Hiljaisuus tyypillistä, silence is very typical

Photos of Oulu for international students