I am Sarah Bali, a Palestinian Media student that got accepted in the exchange program at TAMK for one semester. As I got here, I started exploring the city of Tampere and was astonished by the breathtaking beauty of it.
It is true that I faced many obstacles such as getting lost in the woods and having drunk people talk to me in the streets for the first time, always getting on the wrong bus and getting cold a lot, however the Finnish class and getting to know all of these amazing people from all over the world made things easier for me. I’m now a person that knows a lot of places in Tampere and I have a lot of new friends. I hope the rest of my journey here is going to be as nice as this start!
Text and photos: Sarah Bali