What is your name and where are you from? My name is Tereza Lopatarova and I come from the Czech Republic.
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What do you study at Xamk?At XAMK, I am studying International Business.
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How many countries have you visited?Location of the Czech Republic is quite good for traveling within Europe. I have been to Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovak, France, Italy, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and I have spent four months in Leeds (Great Britain) as an au-pair.
Why did you choose Finland for studies?I didn’t choose Finland, Finland chose me. I came here because of my Finnish boyfriend and since I didn’t speak any Finnish, I decided to study it and get local education at the same time to increase my career opportunities here.
What do you like about Finland so far?I like Finnish food, coffee, sauna
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What are your future plans after studying here at Xamk?I hope I will graduate soon and find job here in Finland.
Who inspires you the most? At the moment, I am most inspired by people who managed to master
How do you cope with the Finnish winter? Winter dark is sometimes tiring, but I am doing quite a lot of sports, which cheers me up. For me, the most important is to keep myself warm and surrounded by candles and lights. Sauna helps a lot.
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