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Lapland UAS is a Great Opportunity for the Future



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I think the educational system in Finland is really well organized, it provides lots of opportunities and options for students.

My name is Raivis Aire, I am born and raised in Latvia. I moved to Rovaniemi, Lapland two years ago when I got accepted into Lapland University of Applied Sciences.

Bachelor of International Business is one of the Lapland UAS international degree programmes. I think the educational system in Finland is really well organized, it provides lots of opportunities and options for students.


Studying in international programme and being part of multicultural study environment is a great benefit for myself in the future. International degree program allows me to build lifelong networks with people from all over the world. Being part of multicultural study environment I have learned a lot about different cultures. I also think that the teachers in the Lapland UAS are very open minded, flexible and supportive.

I like to live in Rovaniemi because it is a student friendly city. I think Rovaniemi is a good city, small and easy to get to know. From Latvia I miss the most my family and friends but otherwise I feel happy here in Lapland. In a future I am not sure yet where I will be located but if I would get a good job opportunity here in Lapland I would definitely stay here.


I am happy with the studies in Lapland UAS. With the project studies I feel especially motivated, I have already done several events for the school. Latest was the running competition Run Fun Rova, a playful competition open for all. It was a great success and I have received lots of good feedback from it. The Fun Run Rova gathered together international students from Lapland UAS and University of Lapland. Hopefully next year there will be also Finnish students and staff members participating it.

In Lapland UAS I like the most its flexibility. I appreciate the opportunities that the school provides, I can come into school early mornings and stay until late night if I want to. There are always computers, printers etc. what to use. I like that. If I could do one improvement to Lapland UAS I would provide more high protein meals in student’s restaurant, as a sportsman good nutrition is essential for me.

Greetings to all - Be brave and come to Lapland, it’s full of opportunities.

- Raivis Aire, IBS'13 -


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