Finland (FiMSIC) - Turku
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
188600
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Variety of choices
All year around
15 SCOPE STUDENTS
5 SCORE STUDENTS
Once a weekday
At student flat/dormitory, mostly with Finnish students
The exchange student needs to arrive in Turku approximately a week prior to the beginning of the internship in order to get all the lab results required by the hospital. Accommodation will be provided also for that time.
http://www.fimsic.org/sivu/paikallistoiminta-turku
LEOs
LEO Turku
OVERVIEW
Turku is Finland's oldest city and was capital of Finland before Helsinki. Turku also had the first university of Finland, and has a beautiful Turku castle watching over the harbour.
Turku is a beautiful town, with lots of parks, old historical buildings and of course Aurajoki running through the whole city. Aurajoki shore is very popular place to chill, especially in the summer with lots of restaurants, cafés and the exclusive riverboats running along the both sides of the river. At the end of Aurajoki is Port of Turku, where shiplines to Stockholm depart daily. One night cruises to Stockholm and back is very popular weekend fun, where you can eat and drink and dance all night long ;)
Turku city centre is lively, with lots of shopping opportunities, pop up stores and of course vast amount of restaurants and bars to choose from. There's always something happening especially during summer days, and many of those things are free.
Ruissalo natural park with the traditional Ruisrock-festival is just a busride away from the city centre, and offers beautiful nature as well as beaches and sport opportunities for visitors.
All in all, Turku is vibrant city with lots of students, fun activities and beautiful surroundings and we want to welcome you to check it out!
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
University of Turku, Turku University Hospital
Turunmaa hospital/Åbolands sjukhuset (preclinical students)
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

University of Turku

Psychiatry

Clinical Project with lab work

FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study – Neurodevelopment and Vulnerability to Stress

University of Turku

Nuclear Medicine

Clinical Project with lab work

Turku PET centre: Finnish Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

University of Turku

Physiology

Basic Science

Reproductive Health and Mechanism of Hormone Action

University of Turku

Biology (Cell, Medical, Micro, Neuro)

Basic Science

Cancer Cell Signaling

 

 

University 
of Turku

Biology (Cell, Medical,
Micro)

Basic Science

Cell Adhesion and Cancer

University of Turku

Physiology

Basic Science

Bone and Energy Metbolism

BOARDING
We will offer you one warm meal per weekday in the canteens surronding the hospital/university area. The lunch is usually Finnish homemade food (you can choose from a variety of options) with salad, drink and bread. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
LODGING
Accommodation will be arranged in apartments rented out by FiMSIC. The apartments have usually one room with a bathroom and a kitchen. You might share the room/apartment with another student of the same gender.
TRANSPORTATION

How to get here? The best way is to take a straight busline from Helsinki airport to Turku. It takes about 2 hours and is relatively cheap. Another way is to go first to Helsinki city centre, and take a train or another busline to Turku. It can be cheaper and for sure it's more adventurous! Just make sure to chec the schedules right, on weekends they tend to go on different times than during the week.

And when you have arrived to Turku, the best way to move around is to cycle. Cycling is so popular in Turku because it's fast, cheap and the city has lots of bike-lanes and parking spaces for cyclists. But if you don't want to cycle (or don't know how) it's no problem! Almost everything is walking distance away. For example from university campus to city centre is approximately 15 minutes walk.
Local buslines are also a great way to move around; they are reliable and tend to be on time. Single ticket is 3 euros and is valid for 2 hours, but you can also buy a trip-card for longer periods ( 1 week, month) and use it as much as you want!

SOCIAL PROGRAM

You won´t get bored in Turku. Turku is a very beautiful city especially by summertime. So we used to have a lot of activities outside, for example picnics, sport activities, beaches, hanging out riverside and much more. In July and August we also organize traditional national food and drink eve party. Additionally you have a chance to experience the Finnish sauna, all year around. Over the last few years we have also helped exchange students to organize trips to Helsinki, Tallinn or Stockholm during the weekends.

Most of the exchange students come in July or August so in these months there will be maybe more organized activities. But if you are interested in coming rest of the year, don´t worry. We will figure out something for sure.

MUST SEE

Whatever your hobbies might be, you will probably find them here. You can enjoy movies, museums, outside theaters, restaurants, cafés, clubs, sport, water etc. The city of Turku is located seaside, nearby the extraordinary southwestern archipelago. You can enjoy the fascinating views by cruise, sailing or car. All in all you must experience beautiful Finnish nature during summertime.

On Aurajoki there are several restaurant boats, called ”jokilaivat”. Some of them serve food but basically those work as bars with crowded outdoor tables on sunny days. Turku has a long history. Turku Castle is a medieval castle where kings and queens once lived, and well worth visiting. Another piece of the historical Turku is Turku Cathedral, which is located very near the city center and the entrance is free. Also one little piece of history you can experience in the Pharmacy museum. There you can have a cup of coffee in the fascinating atmosphere. The building is actually a 19th century pharmacy.

If you would like to see something completely different you should check Posankka statue. This statue is a combination of duck and pig, and was voted for a most extraordinary statue in the world last year.

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