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2.6.2014 Introduction session Tuesday 10.1 09.00-10.30 Introduction/Welcome Studieservices, ASK and tutors 10.30-11.30 Keys and passwords 11.30-12.30.

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2 2.6.2014

3 Introduction session Tuesday 10.1 09.00-10.30 Introduction/Welcome Studieservices, ASK and tutors 10.30-11.30 Keys and passwords 11.30-12.30 Lunch 12.30-13.30E - services 13.30 - Sightseeing with i-tutors Wednesday 11.1Police station in Malmi 2.6.2014

4 Who are we? (C3) Andrea Nevalainen Study secretary, contact person for incoming exchange students phone: +358 (0)207 699 672 Christa Holm International Coordinator (Outgoing exchange students) phone: +358 (0) 207 699 459 Kátia Torres Airava (study counselling concerning motivation, self-studies and self – acknowledgement. Support in learning difficulties) Study Counselor phone: +358 (0)207 699 459 2.6.2014

5 Programme directors Degree Programme in International Business: Andreas Stenius Degree Programme in Film and Television: Tommy Mård Degree Programme in Industrial Management: Badal Durbo Degree Programme in Plastics Technology: Mathew Vihtonen Degree Programme in Nursing: Gun-Britt Lejonqvist (International Contactperson: Marianne Tast) Degree Programme in Occupational Therapy: Annikki Arola Degree Programme in Physiotherapy: Göta Kukkonen (International Contactperson: Anne Kokko) Degree Programme in Social Services: Carina Kiukas 2.6.2014

6 Arcada in a nutshell Arcada has about 2900 students and 170 members of staff Arcada offers degree studies and further education in Swedish and in English Arcada has students from over 40 different countries (10% of all students are international) 2.6.2014

7 DEGREE PROGRAMMES 2011 + further education BACHELOR Emergency Care Social Services Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Sports and Health Promotion Nursing x 2 MASTER Health Promotion Advanced Clinical Care HEALTH AND WELFARE BUSINESS, IT AND MEDIA BACHELOR Film and Television Business Administration Information and Media Technology Tourism International Business MASTER Media Management BACHELOR Distributed Energy Systems Plastics Technology x 2 MASTER Real Estate Management ENERGY AND MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY

8 Campus 2.6.2014

9 Arcada Opening Hours 7.00 – 22.00 on weekdays Closed on weekends! 2.6.2014

10 Consultation hours for students Front Desk C3: Monday - Thursday 10-14 PLEASE RESPECT THESE HOURS! 2.6.2014

11 Most exchange students from Europe Germany 5 France 3 Spain 1 Norway 2 Austria 1 Ireland 2 Belgium 1 Sweden 2 USA 1 Canada 1 China 2 2.6.2014

12 Small things to remember Learn to use the lock on your door, keep the door LOCKED at ALL times. Take off your shoes in other peoples homes Be aware of surprise-exams during courses If you leave for a trip during the study semester, discuss this with the teacher beforehand! 2.6.2014

13 Registration Registration at the Police Station in Malmi. Viljatie 2 (091893220) Required for stays over 3 months for EU citizens (and Switzerland) Documents needed: passport, application, certificate of studies at Arcada, copy of inscurance, 47 in cash) Citizens of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland) are registered at a Register Office if they stay in Finland longer than six (6) months. 2.6.2014

14 Travel Card for Students (Helsinki Region) Documents needed: Travel card application for exchange students Student Certificate Passport / ID card Portal: (Note the journey planner!) 2.6.2014

15 Copy & Printing cards Sold by the student union ASK at the Cor-house cafeteria E-mail: 2.6.2014

16 Health Care at Arcada Nurse: Petra Virkki, room E497 or 0207 699 Opening hours:Mon-Fri 11.30 – 12.30 Always better to book in advance! 2.6.2014

17 Psychiatric nurse Viveka Eriksson Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in E4. She also helps you over the phone on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12-13 on the number: 0207 699 481. The service is free and conversations will be treated as confidential. Please, contact the psychiatric nurse in case you are worried about your psychical health, having a hard life situation, getting panic attacks or just feel that you need to talk to somebody professional. 2.6.2014

18 Public Health Care Number to call and ask where to go: 09-10023 (normally you go to the healthcare station that is located closest to where you live) Vallilan terveysasema –Rautalammintie 2 –Phone: 09-310 50333 –Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Thurs-Fri 8:00-16:00, Wed 8:00 -18:00 During evenings and weekends: Haartman Hospital –Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12, –Phone: (09) 310 63231 or (09) 310 5018 (switchboard) Your insurance is important! If you have an insurance that covers private health-care, use it! 2.6.2014

19 Some important phone numbers Arcada switchboard: 0207 699 699 Emergency (Fire, Police, Ambulance): 112 Number Queries: 118 (expensive!) Taxi: 0100 0700 (Taxi central) 0100 0600 (Bookings in advance) Order by SMS (no advance booking): 1. Write e.g. HELSINKI MALLIKATU 2 A BACKDOOR 2. Send message to number 13 170 (Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa) Works only with largest Finnish operators... 2.6.2014

20 Things to do in Helsinki apart from studying? Live music (Rock/Pop/Metal etc.) at clubs: (Club Nosturi) (Club Tavastia) Bigger concerts, theaters, opera etc. (Events & Tickets) Football: HJK (current champions) & HIFK Helsinki world design capital 2012: 2.6.2014

21 The Gym at Arcada stARCis 50 for one semester or 35 if you are a member of the student union 17 / month (the month can start anytime you like) More information in the studyguide: – Health Care – Arcadas gym gym-starcis gym-starcis 2.6.2014

22 International calls To make an international phone call dial 990, 999 or 00 before the country code. To call Finland from abroad dial the international code +358 for Finland & then the area code. Helsinki area code (0)9, which you dont need if you call within the area. Most common mobile prefixes are (0)50, (0)40, (0)41, 0(44)... 2.6.2014

23 Bank matters Most common banks are Nordea Sampo Aktia Osuuspankki Banks usually close at about 16.00 2.6.2014

24 General (common-sense) housing rules Fire alarms are not to be taken away, check that they work and replace battery if necessary Keep the apartment and rooms clean. HOAS checks every now and then and if its not clean they clean and you pay. This has been a problem therefore its good to have weekly cleaning turns! Make up rules (who cleans what and when…) Do not leave food in the flat for the next tenant Replace broken things, they are on the tenants responsability. Light bulbs must be replaced when they run out ITS NOT ALLOWED TO SMOKE INSIDE THE APARTMENTS NOR IN THE HOUSE! Parking place: contact HOAS/ Majstranden. Silence between 22:00 - 6:00

25 Majstranden Read the black info folder in the apartment. It has a lot of useful information and probably the answer to many of your questions! –Contact numbers –Whom to contact when you loose the key etc. 2.6.2014

26 Locked yourself out, or lost your key? (Majstranden) 2.6.2014 If you loose your key, that will cost you 49 + reprogramming the locks 180, so dont! The serviceman from Majstranden can open the door during weekdays 7.15 – 15.00 free of charge. Contact: Mr. Rainer Nyberg : + 358 (0)207 699 460 Any other time call: Lassila & Tikanoja on + 358 10 636 121 (24h service) (but it can cost up to 100 depending on the time you call them)

27 Laundry (Majstranden) Washing machines are located on the ground floor. Using the machines is included in the rent. You have to book a time to do your laundry. The phone number to call, if the machine is broken, can be found on the machine! 2.6.2014

28 HOAS Contacts During Business hours (9-16): Tel. +358 (0) 9 549 900 Or by e-mail: 2.6.2014

29 Leaving the apartment All apartments and rooms will be checked when the student leaves/ has left. A part of the deposit will be used for cleaning expenses if needed! – If something is missing or destroyed in the apartment the deposit will cover the expenses. – The deposit can also be used for cleaning expenses. Price lists can be found in the folders, (ex. 35 for cleaning the oven/ fridge). The key(s) should be returned to HOAS or Majstranden before 4pm on the day when the rental agreement ends (weekdays). 2.6.2014

30 Being Finnish The three s- –Sisu strength of will –Salmiakki salty licorice candy, flavouring also in ice cream –Sauna 2.6.2014


32 Finns are often described as quiet, shy and introvert. Direct Are very punctual and expect you to be on time as well! Greet with a brief firm handshake. Remember eye contact. 2.6.2014

33 Two languages - two cultures Finns, Finnish Swedish-speaking Finns, Swedish ~ 300 00, or 5,6 % of Finlands total population –a people who express Finnish identity in the Swedish language Saami, our 3rd language spoken by ~2000 in northern Finland 2.6.2014

34 Finnish Design Iittala –Founded in 1881 but not until the 1920s and 30s, that Iittala as we know it came into being. (outlet in Arabia) Kaj Franck exhibition in the Design Museum until the 25th September Marimekko –Founded in 1951. Clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories Artek, Aarikka, Kalevala koru Helsinki – World Design Capital 2012 2.6.2014

35 More information: 2.6.2014

36 Enjoy your stay!

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