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Published on April 6, 2011 By Verena Hausmann

Tonight we attended one of the popular Finnish sitz-parties. You are asking what a sits party is? Yes, we also did when coming here! In Germany that would probably never happen, but in Finland people come together to get drunk (okay, this part is also true for Germany) and sing songs together. How this goes […]

Katie’s Birthday

Published on March 18, 2011 By Verena Hausmann

As Katie had birthday on the 19th March she decided to celebrate into it with a few people. We backed a cake and went to her place to meet and play cards. At around 11:30 we took the last normal bus going into the city. As the Irish pub was too crowded we decided to […]

St. Patrick’s Day

Published on March 17, 2011 By Verena Hausmann

Saint Patrick (387–461) is the patron of Ireland. On the 17th March St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated. Normally not in Finland, but as ESN is quite active they organized a St. Patrick’s Day party at Monkey, a night club here in Turku. As we know three Northern Irish people who celebrate this day, we joined […]

German evening

Published on February 17, 2011 By Verena Hausmann

Jouko, one guy in one of our courses asked us if we could help him and his student union to organize a German evening. The idea was to cook a three course meal and have fun for around 40 people. So we met on Tuesday to decide what to cook and started cooking on Wednesday […]

Overall Party

Published on January 27, 2011 By Verena Hausmann

Hi everybody, As we promised you can learn about the Finnish overalls today. There is a student tradition here in Finland (it is not that old, but fun) that each university faculty has its own overall. So the overalls are different in color and have different logos on them.  Students wear them to different events […]

International Stereotypes Party

Published on January 20, 2011 By Johannes H. Glitsch

Tonight we had not only the floor dinner, but also the ESN International Stereotypes Party was on. Everybody was supposed to wear something stereotypical for his/her country. Actually, there were not too many people like that at the party, but we prepared some t-shirts with another German. You can see this on the picture … […]

Cottage Weekend

Published on January 16, 2011 By Johannes H. Glitsch

Saturday and Sunday we went to the ESN Cottage Weekend (ESN = ERASMUS Student Network). We left at about 11h having only -12°C in the city center. A few kilometers away (on the highway) the displays showed -18°C … but there were no clouds in the sky revealing a beautiful sunny day (the first in […]