As an international student in a foreign land, loneliness can cripple into one’s life. One can start to miss family members, friends, former classmates, colleagues and comrades in different spheres of one’s life.
Here at Lapland University of Applied Sciences, as international students we device means and ways of making every international student to feel at home and be able to carry on with studies without feeling being lonely.
We organize activities mostly during weekends as a way of bringing each and everyone one of us closer to each other. Cultural Exchange is a key area in this piece.
In cultural exchange, we can have cultural evening, where international students can be asked to bring some food from their home country. We eat together, enjoying music. It’s a good platform to make new friendships and relaxing your mind from hectic schedules we sometimes have with school.
These social gatherings unite us as a community building friendships and togetherness which an important tool, especially in this ever changing world. It brings up the idea of teamwork, team spirit and a foster a cluster which makes it easier to survive in a foreign land.
LAPLAND UAS, WHERE CULTURAL DIVERSITY IS TAKEN AS AN OPPORTUNITY OF COMMUNITY DEVLOPMENT!
Heath Nhandara, 3rd Year, Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing Science