On Friday the 9th of September we held our first meet at the iconic tower in Pyynikki.
Our group comprises of 4 people, 3 from the social Services degree group and I from the International Business degree program.
The group is quite diverse in the number of cultures and languages willing to be taught and learnt i.e Spanish, English, Swahili and Finnish.
In our first meeting, we met at the iconic tower in Pyynikki. I got to learn about the tower’s history as an observation point in the war of 1939 as it stands at a vantage point overlooking the whole city.
In the meeting, we got to sample (according to the local’s), the best doughnut (Munkki) in the whole city paired with a cup of coffee.
In our sit-down discussion, we got to know each other better, discussing our student lives and also our lives out of school. A discussion about the difference in education systems between our cultures also came up and as a point to note the Kenyan system came to light as a stricter and more British inclined compared to the Finnish one that stood out as pretty more relaxed.
We came to a consensus about subsequent meetings, places and times as ways to advance our language skill levels and showcase our cultures more.