In your opinion, what is the best thing about Finland and Joensuu?
I would say the best things about Finland are the people and the sense of safety. Every person I met there was kind and helpful. Coming from a distant country, I felt warmly welcomed in Joensuu. The city isn't large, and you can easily get around everywhere by bike, which makes things convenient.
What would you say to a prospective student, who is thinking about applying to UEF?
I would highly encourage you to consider applying to UEF! The University of Eastern Finland offers a great academic environment with a diverse range of programs and research opportunities. You'll have the chance to experience a supportive learning environment and engage with a international community. Moreover, Finland itself offers a unique cultural experience and a safe, inclusive society.
What are your plans after graduation?
As I mentioned before, I hold a public position as a nutritionist in a school in Brazil. Therefore, once I defend my thesis, I will return to work. However, my plan is to apply the valuable experience I gained in Finland to enhance my work.