Greetings from Porto, Portugal!

Hey everyone,

I hope you're doing well! I'm currently studying on exchange in Porto, Portugal, and let me tell you, it's been an incredible journey so far. In this blog postcard, I'll take you through three aspects of my time here: my studies, my adventures during spare time, and a comparison of the educational culture between Portugal and Finland.


As a International Business student at TAMK, I’ve had the opportunity to delve into fascinating courses related to digital marketing, marketing strategies, and brand management at ISAG, Porto, Portugal. The courses are engaging and one hour long, which allows for a more focused and efficient learning experience. What I love most is the collaborative environment fostered by my classmates and teachers. We often study together and work on projects as a team, creating a supportive and dynamic atmosphere. The teachers are approachable and provide guidance whenever needed, making the learning process enjoyable and rewarding.

Spare Time

Portugal has stolen my heart with its incredible beauty and rich culture. During my spare time, I’ve been fortunate enough to explore not only Porto but also other breathtaking cities like Lisbon, Coimbra, and the enchanting Algarve region. Every corner I turn, there’s something new and exciting to discover. In Porto, I’ve enjoyed wandering through its charming streets, admiring the colorful houses, and immersing myself in its history. And let’s not forget about the vibrant nightlife! I’ve had unforgettable moments with my new friends, exploring Porto’s lively clubs and bars, dancing the night away.

Comparing the Educational differences

One striking difference I’ve noticed between studying in Portugal and Finland is the level of intensity. Here in Porto, the academic environment is more relaxed, which allows for a better work-life balance. The courses focus on practical aspects, providing essential knowledge without overwhelming theoretical complexities. However, I have to admit that the precision of time management I was accustomed to in Finland is somewhat different here. Schedules can be more flexible, and punctuality is not as strict. It’s an adjustment, but it adds to the overall laid-back and enjoyable atmosphere of studying in Porto.

I feel incredibly grateful for this opportunity to study in Porto and explore the wonders of Portugal. It’s an experience that has broadened my horizons and enriched my understanding of different cultures. I invite you all to join me on this incredible journey through my blog postcard and share your thoughts and experiences too!


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