Get Finternational course was a course which I did not choose, but where I learn so much about the differences between cultures and I had a really good time with people from different cultures.
At the beginning I didn’t think that the course could be a really good experience, but I was wrong. I thought that because I have already had some intercultural subjects at my home university and I was thinking it would be the same, but it was better due to I learnt some cultural behavior and then I saw theme in the real life and I could compare with my culture and observe the differences with real examples.
It helps me so much to understand different behavior and to realize how ordinary acts for me may be misunderstanding, so now I know I have to apt to the different cultures when I am with people from different cultures and how I can do it easier for both cultures.
I also enjoyed the time I have been in the Get Finternational course sharing it with more exchange students who made it better and funnier, because in spite of our cultural differences we are like a family, we are living all together, enjoying our exchange time in Turku and we are in the same situation and living the same experience.
Finally I have to say that this course has been a really good experience, where I have learnt so much, more than I thought, and it made me culturally richer. I got new skills to be able to treat properly different kind of people and I think I have understood why we had this course and which goals we needed to get. Furthermore to share that experience with exchange students made it richer and easier to understand everything.
Text: Antonio Daza Castillo