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LTKY Newsletter, May 20th, 2020

Events

Lahti Sports and Culture Appro

Lahti Sports and Culture Appro, the most refreshing event of the year, is organized for the 4th time this year, 15.9.!

In this event, you get to test different sports and get to know new the culture of Lahti for one day. Have fun while exploring Lahti and find even a new hobby for yourself!

– Go round the sport and culture themed checkpoints marked in the map. The checkpoints are in the center area of Lahti and they are held by many cooperation parters of sports and culture.
– You’ll get a stamp from every checkpoint you visit.
– After collecting these stamps you’ll get a diploma.

This day is full of sports and culture experiments, contests, energy and trying new things in a good and adventurous spirit!

Follow this event on Facebook LiiKu Appro and Instagram @liikuappro to stay tuned for the info!

This event is alcohol-free.

WHAT? Sport and culture Appro
WHERE? In the center area of Lahti
WHEN? Tuesday 15.9.2020
TICKETS? Available in the autumn!

More in here.

Club activities

Play golf!

LTKY owns two shares for the courses of Viipurin Golf: Etelä-Saimaa Golf and Kahilanniemi. The shares are are meant for the use of members of the student union, and one course costs 10€. More information how to use the shares in here.

News from LUT University

Opening hours of campuses and academic libraries during summer

Lappeenranta and Lahti campuses are closed from students until 31.7. Academic libraries are closed, but they offer limited lending and return services until 18.6. More information how to lend or return books in here.

Other news

TEK is launching a service line for the use of its members

The corona crisis is causing many kinds of uncertainty. Many people are burdened by worries about continuing to work, their own livelihoods or the health of their loved ones. We want to be your support during this challenging time and offer help not only with our current services but also with the challenges of mental well-being and resilience.

We offer our members a mental well-being service, Heltin HuoliLinja, which is your support, especially in difficult situations and places of change in working life. The service is provided by the health company Heltti Oy. The service will be available to all TEK members from May 7 to August 31, 2020.

Read more from here.

Come to chat with other students

Nyyti has an online chat where you can discuss student related issues with other students. There are some chats in English but more chats in Finnish. More information from here.

Have your say on working life and employers and win anti-noise headphones

Hello technical or commercial expert,

Tell us what you expect from working life and what you think about Finnish employers right now. Your answers will be used to improve Finnish working life.

5 Bose QuietComfort 35 II Bluetooth anti-noise headsets worth € 300 will be raffled off among the participants in the 2020 survey.

It takes about 10 minutes to answer.

Please answer the survey by 31.5.

The questionnaire will be answered anonymously and all information will be treated confidentially.

The survey is in Finnish.

Click on the link below to go directly to the survey:

https://norstatsurveys.com/wix/p778063425081.aspx

Summer Job Helpline

The Summer Job Helpline offers advice on matters related to summer employment. You can request information by calling 0800 179 279 from 09.00 to 15.00 on Monday to Friday. Calls to this number are toll-free, and questions may also be sent to WhatsUpp number 040 747 1571 and by using a webform.

You can find further advice and guidance in the Summer job checklist and the Frequently asked questions in the website. When problems arise you may also talk to more senior colleagues and workmates, your local shop steward or employee representative, or the trade union for the industry concerned.

The Summer Job Helpline is provided by the national labour confederations of Finland: SAK, Akava and STTK. The helpline will stay open until 28 August.

More information in here.

The adventure of a lifetime awaits – Apply now to study in Asia next autumn 2020 or spring 2021! 

Studying abroad is one of the most important things you can do during your studies. It will open doors and paths that you can never imagine. However, due to the current pandemic, you might wonder whether it is possible to go abroad this autumn 2020 or next spring 2021 semester. Well, we at Asia Exchange are happy to announce that semesters at all our destinations around Asia are planned to be held normally this coming autumn and next spring 2021 semester.  However, as we are facing such uncertain times, we would like to offer you flexible study abroad options and cancellation policies due to COVID-19. For example:

–        most of our destinations provide online classes until the situation stabilizes

–        our students have the option to postpone their semesters

–        we will refund the application fee if a student is not able to participate in the study           program due to circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

If you are still thinking about study abroad options for autumn 2020 or spring 2021, look no further. Have a look at our selection of destinations around Asia and secure your place among other international students in the most sought-afterdestinations in Asia.

You will be in good hands with Asia Exchange!

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SOUTH KOREA

Are you interested in taken courses within the fields of business, law, or maybe international relations? Then Hankuk university of foreign studies suits you perfectly! The University is located in Seoul, the heart of South Korea. The country is world-famous for its high educational standards and Seoul is ranked among the best student cities in the world.

Application deadline for autumn 2020: 30th of June (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website)

–        Hankuk University of Foreign Studies – Seoul

CHINA

Gain a considerable academic and professional advantage by spending a semester in the commercial and cultural hub of East China. Boost your career advantages by studying Chinese economics, language, and culture.

Application deadline for autumn 2020: 31st of July (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website)

–        Shanghai University – Shanghai

TAIWAN

Study abroad in Taiwan, one of East Asia’s hidden gems! You will encounter one of the safest and most open-minded countries in the world. Our partner university in Taipei suits students who would like to gain more knowledge within the fields of Mandarin Chinese, business, management, or human ecology.

Application deadline for autumn 2020: 15th of May (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website)

        Shih Chien University – Taipei

BALI

The exceptional Balinese atmosphere, hospitality, and the best universities of the region provide a unique setting for any study abroad experience. In autumn 2019, Warmadewa University organized the in-demand Bali Business Foundation program for the very first time. The program is a perfect fit for any aspiring entrepreneur or anyone wishing to work in commercial organizations.

Application deadline Warmadewa University: 31st of July (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website )

–        Bali Business Foundation Program Warmadewa University – Bali 

Application deadline Udayana University: 30th of June (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website)

–        Udayana University – Bali

Application deadline Undiknas University: 9th of August (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website)

–        Undiknas – Bali

MALAYSIA

Malaysia has quickly become one of the most sought-after study abroad destinations among international students. As a melting pot of different cultures, religions, and cuisines, there is no comparison to the capital city Kuala Lumpur. Study economics, engineering, information technology, nursing, and much more for a semester or two at one of the best universities in Malaysia – Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Application deadline for autumn 2020: 30th of June (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website)

        Universiti Putra Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

VIETNAM

Vietnam has slowly emerged to become a hot travel destination. With staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities – Vietnam is both exotic and compelling! Develop your skills and understanding in International Business Management, Finance, Business Economics, Banking, and Logistics at one of Vietnam’s most elite universities. Application deadline for autumn 2020: 15th of May (See the exact deadlines for each university on our website)

–        Foreign Trade University – Ho Chi Minh City

WHO CAN APPLY?

The study abroad programs have tuition fees and are meant for free mover students going on an exchange outside their home institutions’ study abroad options. Detailed application instructions are available here.  We also warmly recommend you to check out the inspirational stories and study abroad experiences from our previous students and watch our popular study abroad webinars about the benefits of studying in Asia.

I wish you a successful spring semester and life-changing adventures in Asia later this year or the next!

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