I think I might just fucked up.
Long story short, Im a uni student at spain and just today I asked for an erasmus (some kind of shitty program where you get sum money from the government in order to study abroard). Thought it may be fun to go for 5 months and see my ass get frozen in Finland
Only thing is i dont know if im going to be able to face the pressure of being alone there. I mena I have never been specially social around here but you know, I have some people here to help out.
Experiences? Advise? Im somewhat scared
seriously though Finland's crime rate is significantly higher than in Norway or Sweden, the stab thing is a bit of a meme but it's also partially true, specifically if you start going in bars at night you could get stabbed by angry drunk finns.
Just avoid going out at night and you'll be perfectly safe though.
even North Korea has nightlife
But it's not going to be the kind of nightlife you're used to in Spain
And as I said, some bars can be quite dangerous. Again, Finland has a much higher homocide rate than any other Nordic country.
Thats the thing, i dont like nightlife here at madrid, always hated the siesta-fiesta experience. Im looking for somethong quieter and the danger plus is a HUGE turn on. Explain further
Not everyone who comes round here are kisseless virging weeabos, you know? Some others have pretty regular lives
But what if I'm targeting for the locals?
well at my uni the international students found it easy to make friends with each other I guess because they're both abroad and going through similar experiences etc. and if you have a couple of friends it's easier to meet others
>But what if I'm targeting for the locals?
what the fuck are you trying to say bruh? all I'm saying is if you can't make friends with the locals you'll still have tons of people who are in the same boat as you.
In all honesty, you should have just picked Italy or Czech Republic and spend time in two of Europe's most butifell countries
Take in consideration that even with Erasmus you need to pay for your expenses by yourself. And that's expensive in Finland, also finding cheap flat can be tough. Especially alcohol which is why we go to Estonia buy cheap booze to skip our taxing. But if you have savings then you'll manage.
As far as I get it
Meet other exhange students first as for its easier to get to them because of similar circunstances
Then go for locals
Then cry like a whore when Im facing shithole motherland again
Am I right?
I did an Erasmus semester in Finland. From what I've experienced, the international student communities at Finnish universities are very well organized, they do lots of events and such, so you'll have no trouble meeting people.
As long as your uni is in Helsinki/Espoo (Aalto), Tampere or Turku you're fine. Even Jyväskylä is alright. Avoid Oulu at all cost. Helsinki and Tampere citizen are very outgoing.