Wed, Apr 10, 2013
Eight years after exchange period, the love for North remains
It has been eight years since his student exchange at the University of Lapland, but Lukas Rastner is still in love with the North.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013
BCS student accepts challenges in Arctic Yakutia
The last three years have been both challenging and enjoyable for Nazar Petrov, postgraduate Emergency Medicine student at the North-Eastern Federal University
in Yakutsk. He took his first Circumpolar Studies courses several years ago, and he continues with the rest of them this study year. After working experience in remote northern regions he is back to his university studies and shares his Arctic experience.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012
Elena Nichols: Comparative Social Work Masters Student
Wed, Sep 26, 2012
north2north student Marney Paradis - from Canada to Norway
Marney Paradis was an international student at Finnmark University College the spring semester of 2011. She is a north2north student from Canada and has participated in an excursion to Tana in March 2011 as a part of the course Community Governance and Development.
Mon, Sep 03, 2012
From loving the Northern nature on to people living in the North
Beate Hummel is from Germany. She has studied sociology and psychology and been working as a psychologist, first, in different hospitals, and now on her own practice, that gives her a lot of time to travel, she says. And for the last ten years she has been traveling a lot. Firstly she was very busy taking courses for her profession, then, she decided to see the world. She tells about how she became interested in the North.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012
Iina is a 22 year old law student, who is about to begin her fifth year at the University of Lapland. Studying in Rovaniemi was a natural choice for her, because she did not want to move to Southern Finland, coming herself from Taivalkoski. She has been happy with her choice of applying to University of Lapland, because it is a quite small university with very high quality tuition. She says that the advantages of a smaller University is that it is a lot easier to get acquainted with people and even the professors and lecturers are easy to approach. In addition she has the possibility to concentrate on Northern issues.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012
The most important treasure the North gave - Faith
Former Arctic Studies Program (ASP) student Sintija Dzelme tells about her studies in Finland, how they affected her then and later on in her life.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012
Arctic Studies Experiences in Finland
Former Student of Arctic Studies Program (ASP) from year 2010, Hannes Prang, tells about his studies in Finland, how they affected his course of studies and life later on.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012
Circumpolar Studies broaden the view on Arctic Peoples
“My name is Valentina. I live in Arkhangelsk, the North-West of Russia. I am a linguist and a specialist in foreign languages and cultures. For a couple of years ago I got interested in circumpolar studies and joined the on-line courses at the University of the Arctic.”
Tue, Jun 19, 2012
I am a 25-years old third year student of University of Lapland who has always been interested in remote places. I’m doing my bachelors in sociology and went to exchange for a spring semester 2012. I did my exchange in North-Eastern Federal University of Sakha Republic.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012
Northern Studies Student in Lakehead University
Elisa Coates is of Caucasian descent and was born and raised in southern Ontario in Canada. The town she lives in ia a suburb of a larger city with 200,000 people, and there are many cities surrounding it that have many people as well with around 500,000 and 300,000. It is an area of many cultural diversities with people coming all over the world.
Tue, Jun 05, 2012
Daria Burnasheva - Master in Arctic Studies
The first time I’ve become involved into the Arctic in 2006, when I took the first course of the BCS program offered by the University of the Arctic. That time I did not even realize how it was going to change my entire life.
Tue, May 29, 2012
From Russia to Norway
Alexander Feldt is a Phd student in Northern (Arctic) Federal University and studies tourism in Finnmark University College.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012
My time in Svalbard on a North2North Exchange
I went on an exchange to the University Centre on Svalbard through the north2north mobility program from July, 2010 to May, 2011. There I studied Arctic Biology in the most amazing and unique location I have ever lived: an island archipelago at 78oN in the European Arctic.
Fri, Mar 09, 2012
URS Arctic Engineering Graduate Fellowship awarded to Ben Still
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Arctic Engineering graduate
student Ben Still is the recipient of the URS Arctic Engineering
Graduate Fellowship for the 2010-11 and the 2011-2012 academic years.
The total of $50,000 fellowship enables Ben to undertake research in
arctic engineering, work closely with faculty, gain invaluable
experience in the field and be a stronger benefit to industry upon
Thu, Jan 12, 2012
An exchange semester at Finnmark University College
“There was an ordinary lecture of pedagogy at Murmansk State
Humanities University in October 2010. I was sitting on this lecture
when a member of the international office came into the classroom and
introduced the BNS-program (Bachelor of Northern Studies) as an
international program for those who are interested in Circumpolar
studies. In short, that is why I am here”, says Ivan Alexeev, being an
exchange student for the autumn semester at a new advanced emphasis
at Finnmark University College.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011
Covering the poles: Jodi Gustaffson's journey from the Yukon to New Zealand and Lapland
My name is Jodi Gustafson and I am a third year student completing
a science degree in Global Resource Systems through the University of
British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. With significant environmental
change occurring globally, it is no secret that circumpolar environments
will be put at an elevated risk, so when it came time to choose a
regional specialization for my degree, choosing to study Arctic and
Antarctic environments was a decision that came easily. To cover the
Arctic portion of my degree, I am currently completing the Arctic
Studies Program at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland, a
program which I am loving every minute of!
Wed, Aug 31, 2011
Studies in Norway – A Great Experience!
Evgeny Shepelev is a student of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (http://narfu.ru/en/
), Arkhangelsk, Russia. His specialty is “Regional studies” and it concerns studying everything about the North of Europe – from culture to diplomacy.
Wed, May 11, 2011
Lapland, Rovaniemi and Nature - An Austrian's Sense for the Whole
and the beauties of the northern nature is what Gerald Zojer loves most about
studying in Rovaniemi. The 30 year-old Austrian who studies Development Studies
at the University of Vienna is currently participating in the Arctic Studies Program
at the University of Lapland.
Thu, May 05, 2011
An MCH Student’s View on Health, the North and UArctic
2009 marked an important step for Sandra Juutilainen’s involvement in UArctic, as she then started her master’s in Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing (MCH) at the University of Oulu, which was created under the auspices of UArctic’s Thematic Network on Arctic Medicine. But, the 40 year old Canadian felt even more part of the UArctic network community after the March 2011 Students’ Forum in Inari and Kautokeino.
Thu, May 05, 2011
Education in the Canadian Arctic – A UArctic Student's Purpose in Life
Lindsay Terry has been involved with the University of the Arctic in one capacity or another since embarking on her undergraduate degree in 2005. Lindsay is 25 years old, hailing from a small town in Ontario - Smiths Falls. She holds a Bachelor Degree in English and Education from McGill University and has taken her interest in northern education further to the next level towards pursuing a Master’s of Education in Educational Policy Studies with a focus on Arctic Indigenous Education at the University of Alberta.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011
Let others know how much the Arctic can offer and how attractive it is!
This is what Liudmila Ivanovna Nikanorova, 20 years old and studying in the last year of her Bachelor’s in history with a specialization in ethnography at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, says, especially in relation to the work of UArctic. Liudmila has been involved with UArctic activities for quite a while, especially however in the north2north program, which in the fall of 2010 took her to Tromsø to participate in courses of the Master’s program of Indigenous Studies.
Thu, Mar 03, 2011
This place inspires to live and to reach aims of life
22 year- old Arctic Studies Program student Sintija Dzelme from Riga, Latvia, has found her home in the North. Although Sintija’s background is not Arctic related, she does not regret her choice to come to Rovaniemi at all.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011
The First Graduate of MA Circumpolar Health and Well-being reflects on her Studies
24 year-old Anastasia Emelyanova is the first graduate of the Master's Program Circumpolar Health and Well-being (MCH), awareded by the University of Oulu and developed under the auspices of UArctic. Anastasia is also a northerner: from a northern community, planning on working for her northern community.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010
Canadian north2north engineering student inspired while on exchange in Alta, Norway
Shawn Jantzen from University of Saskatchewan, Canada was an exchange student at Finnmark University this spring semester (January to June 2010). After his arrival back home he wrote the following article in the local student paper.
Wed, Mar 10, 2010
Student from United Kingdom explores Northern Finland
Emilia Mariaana Battersby grew up in Worthing, on the South coast of England. With Finnish roots on her Mother’s side, she had many opportunities over the past 24 years to travel to Finland. Upon arriving to Rovaniemi
in September, to begin the Arctic Studies Program
, she was stunned by the beauty of autumn.
Wed, Mar 10, 2010
Arctic Studies Program attracts French Canadian
Jacinthe Briand-racine from Montreal studies social anthropology at Laval University
in Quebec City. In her third year she thought it would be a good experience to travel somewhere throughout her studies. With an interest in the Inuit
of Northern Canada she thought it would be a good idea to seek a program which helped her learn more about other Northern peoples of the world. The Arctic Studies Program
suited her interests well and so she decided to look into the program since it was being offered through Laval.
Mon, Mar 08, 2010
Student seeks to explore northern Finland through studies
Alexandra Bernhardt was in her third year of studies at University of Giessen
in Germany before she left to explore Scandinavia. With a major in geography and minor in resource management and meteorology she decided that the Arctic Studies Program
in northern Finland would meet her study interests. Throughout the years she had traveled to different areas on Finland, but never traveled far north. Since the ASP program was offered in Rovaniemi
on the Arctic Circle she thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the North.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010
Reports from four Russian students on exchange at Finnmark University College, 2008
Anna Keremyasova, Nikolai Tarkaev, Aleksandra Tyurina, and Victoria Karunos from Sahka State University/Yakutsk State University in Siberia in Russia were north2north exchange students in 2008. They visited Finnmark University College, Norway and would like to share their experiences with you.
Wed, Feb 17, 2010
Exploring the other part of the Circumpolar World through ASP
Jodi MacGregor, born and raised in a small community called Caledonia in Nova Scotia, ventured to Northern Canada on a one-year contract. Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut
, would remain her home for a year, so she thought. Upon arrival in 2001 she was amazed that Iqaluit covered such a large area. In her imagination, before ever reaching her destination, she thought it would be a small community, but rather it was an administrative hub with around 5000 residents. Amid restaurants, bars and of course a few grocery stores and schools, this would be the place she would call home, it had plenty to offer. As time passed, the community, with its friendly faces and relaxed pace, began to grow on her. She remained a resident there until she embarked upon a journey to Rovaniemi
, Finland in 2009.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010
“What UArctic Means to You” – Contest Winner!
The Office of Undergraduate Studies would like to announce that it has chosen Marlon Davies as the successful entrant for the “What UArctic Means to You” student testimonial contest, for which her reward is $500.00! Please read below Marlon’s story.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010
German student intrigued to pursue studying the Arctic through the Arctic Studies Program
Thomas Pollmann is an Artic Studies Program (ASP) student from Giessen, Hesse, Germany. After finishing up his intermediate exam with a focus on Spatial Planning, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems and Hydro Geography at University Giessen he thought it would be an interesting experience to enroll into the ASP program offered at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009
Arctic Studies Program attracts Canadian student from Ontario
Aubyn O’Grady from Pembroke, Ontario, Canada majors in Geography at Concordia University in Montreal. Currently, she is taking the Arctic Studies Program (ASP) at University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. This major transition from one country to another has been inspired by her interest in circumpolar regions throughout different parts of the world
Wed, Aug 19, 2009
Diversity in the North
German Katharina Kamm (25) had visited Scandinavia only once before she decided to go study in the North. She ended up going on exchange to the University of Tromsø
, a choice she has not regretted so far.
Mon, Jun 15, 2009
Polar Attractions: Chinese student finds law and much more in Iceland
If there is one word that seems to describe Chen Yichao it is first
. Chen is the first Chinese student to study Polar Law, in the first class of the Polar Law program, after recently graduating from the first ever graduate studies program in human rights law in China. Indeed, doing something new is nothing new at all to Chen.
Tue, Jun 09, 2009
Russian Student gives Feedback on BCS
Thu, May 28, 2009
The North becomes home for Student from Germany
Something about the North keeps Nikolas Sellheim coming back.
Thu, May 21, 2009
Harry Borlase: UArctic’s All-Around Student
If UArctic had a prom Harry Borlase would be elected Prom King.
Thu, May 14, 2009
BCS Student from the Yukon soon to Graduate!
Anna Crawford has been a UArctic student since the beginning.
Thu, May 07, 2009
GoNorth Student from Germany Fell in Love with Tromso
German Katharina Kamm (25) had visited Scandinavia only once before she decided to go study in the North.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009
My experience in Norway
A north2north Student from Russia shares her story
Mon, Apr 27, 2009
Icelandic Student Wouldn’t Live Anywhere Else
Sölmundur Pálsson feels blessed to have grown up in the North.
Wed, Apr 01, 2009
Student from France Won’t Forget the North
21 year-old Cecile Levieil first became interested in the Arctic as a kid, watching animal documentaries on television.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009
BCS brought Dutch Student into the North
Mon, Mar 02, 2009
Student from Canada Discovers Finland
With a name like Moses Hernandez, one wouldn’t expect him to be from the North.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009
North2North Helps Russian Student Fullfill her Dreams
North2North student Valentina Mikhaylova, from Yakutsk State
University tells us about her travel and study experiences
Thu, Jan 29, 2009
GoNorth Student from Japan Finds Hockey and Friends in Finland
When Chisaki Okada went to Hokkaido University’s International Center and heard that at the University of Oulu
she could study International Business in English, she was ready to go.
Mon, Dec 08, 2008
GoNorth Student from the USA Studies in Russia
My name is Susan Hicks. I am from the United States of America, studying at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Mon, Dec 01, 2008
GoNorth Student Experiences the Land of Olonkho
Hakan Karakoc tells us about his experiences in Russia
Tue, Nov 25, 2008
Student from Nunavut Finds Home in Finland
Ashley Tufts is nearly 4000 kilometres from her home in Nunavut, but feels more comfortable studying in Finland, than back in Canada.
Thu, Nov 13, 2008
north2north Student Enjoys the Beauty of Norway
Vladislav Petrov is one of four marketing and e-commerce students from Yakutsk, Russia who are studying marketing in the Advanced Marketing Programme at Harstad University College, in Norway.
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
PhD Student Reflects on the Next IPY
Emilie Beaudon near Adelie Land, Antarctica / Didier Boutonnet
Thu, Nov 06, 2008
BCS Opens the World of the Arctic for Russian Student
Daria Burnasheva is one of several Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies (BCS) students at Yakutsk State University in Yakutsk, Russia.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008
Student's Work Stems from Discovery
Larry Mishkar was first exposed to the Arctic through National Geographic, now he's working to discover the history of the Arctic himself.
Wed, Oct 22, 2008
Young Researcher Inspired by IPY
Matt Strzelecki has been extensively involved with IPY research projects and the organizing of several international conferences.
Fri, Sep 19, 2008
Mikkel Berg has spent a lot of time thinking about what brings southern students ‘north’.
Berg, a UArctic Student Representative on the Board of Governors and member of the GoNorth Program Team, shares some insight into what he thinks are some of the opportunities and advantages southern students have when studying in the north, including UArctic’s GoNorth program
Wed, May 14, 2008
Meet two of Canada’s First BCS Graduates
This semester marks a major milestone in UArctic history. 8 students from Northlands College in La Ronge Saskatchewan, will be celebrating their completion of the Circumpolar Studies Program (BCS), the first group of students from Canada to do so. UArctic will also be celebrating and honouring their distinguished accomplishments, with a formal celebration planned at the Council meeting in Edmonton, Canada from June 2-5, 2008. Meet two of the Northlands College own ‘Arctic 8!’:
Mon, May 12, 2008
UNBC's Northern Studies Majors Receive University of the Arctic Certificates
At this year’s University of the Arctic Annual General Council meeting in Edmonton, two of the University of Northern British Columbia's
Northern Studies students will take part in a graduation ceremony with 38 students from across Canada and the Circumpolar North.
Thu, Apr 03, 2008
ASP Student Finds His Future In Rovaniemi!
When Nikolas Sellheim arrived in Rovaniemi, Finland for the first time in September 2007, he knew he was in exactly the right place. Although the 27 year old Berliner has had an interest in the North for many years, his decision to study the Arctic Studies Program at the University of Lapland in Finnish Lapland has confirmed this passion for the Arctic.
Fri, Mar 28, 2008
Long-time UArctic Enthusiast Inspired to Study North
Vivian Elias first became distinctly aware of the North as a 14 year old living in Toronto. News reports of the hearings into a proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, known as the Berger Inquiry, focused the consciousness of Canadians on the injustice of paternalism and exploitation that dominated South–North relations. The powerful testimony of Chief Frank T’Seleie of the Dene Nation changed the way Canadians saw themselves. “He said the whole point in living is to become as human as possible,” Vivian says, “to understand the world, live in it, and be part of it.”
Wed, Nov 21, 2007
University of Tromso Welcomes north2north Student
Studying on the 70° parallel, Irina Demina feels like she’s on top of the world. Since arriving in Tromso Norway in early August 2007, the 21 year old Russian exchange student has felt at home in her new northern surroundings, and is thoroughly enjoying her experiences of studying and living above the Arctic circle.
Thu, Oct 18, 2007
Reflections from a BCS Student
The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies Program is once again enjoying another successful year. With registration at a maximum for the fall term, the 2007 academic year is looking very promising. 21 year old Victoria Rudakova is one of over 130 students currently pursuing BCS classes through online delivery.
Wed, Oct 03, 2007
Exploring British Columbia: Swedish north2north Student travels to UNBC
With the beginning of a new academic calendar, comes the start of new adventures for UArctic north2north exchange students. 24 year old Maya Ben-Zur is one of many such students, who is packing their bags and exploring new areas of the Northern world.
Fri, Sep 14, 2007
Norwegian Student Shared north2north Experience Through Blog
During the winter and spring of 2007, the readers of the online version of the Finnmark Dagblad were in for a treat; they could follow the daily life of a student from their community as she discovered the American Arctic in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Wed, Sep 12, 2007
Former UArctic Student Returns for Six-Month Internship
When Harry Borlase graduated from Goose High School (Labrador, Canada) in 2001, he never expected that his future plans would involve the North. However, following a few years hiatus from the land of ice and snow, Harry is very pleased to be returning back to the north. This September, 24 year-old Harry will be starting a six month internship with the UArctic Secretariat in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Mon, Sep 03, 2007
Going North: a student's story
One could think that there’s nothing more different than a bustling Indian metropolis and a Finnish city located only kilometres away from the Arctic Circle. However, India-born Venkata Gandikota has no trouble feeling at home in Rovaniemi.
Mon, May 28, 2007
From Canada to Iceland with north2north
In 2006, Canadian student Natasha Letchford got an opportunity to study in Iceland through the UArctic north2north program.
Fri, Feb 23, 2007
Canadian student experiences northern Russia thanks to north2north
After a first encounter with Russia during a university field trip, Tyler Wood was looking for ways to go back to a country that fascinated him. The north2north program was just what he was wishing for.
Thanks to the UArctic mobility program, Wood, 22, a student at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada, is spending a full academic year at Syktyvkar State University (SSU).
Mon, Jan 22, 2007
Archangelsk student discovers Norway thanks to north2north
When Russian student Oxana Bulanova left for Norway for a semester abroad, she didn’t know what to expect. Three months later, she found herself wishing she could stay longer.
Tue, Nov 28, 2006
Student from Russia experiences Lapland thanks to north2north
Anna Ushnitskaya had always wanted to see how people outside of Yakutsk dealt with living in the North. Her dream came true when she left for Rovaniemi, Finland, on a north2north exchange.
Tue, Oct 31, 2006
north2north student from Norway reflects on her experience in Russia
Gunhild Skogstad is a student at the University of Tromso, Norway, who had the opportunity of going on an exchange to Yakutsk State University in Yakutsk, Russia, through the north2north program. She writes about her new life in Russia and her north2north experience so far.
Thu, Oct 05, 2006
north2north Helps Swedish Student to Study in Canada
Camilla Persson Always Wanted to Go to Canada, and the north2north Program Made it Possible
Thu, Oct 05, 2006
north2north Student Reflects on Her Own Experience
Russian Student Alexsandra Tyurina Spent Four Months in Norway on a north2north Exchange
Fri, Sep 22, 2006
Sami Student to Make Southerners Go North!
Mikkel Berg from Tromsø Norway is the student representative on Uarctic’s new exchange program Go North!
Thu, Sep 21, 2006
New UArctic BoG Student Rep Learning the Ropes
Norwegian Student Marit Henriksen Joined the Board in June
Mon, Aug 28, 2006
Friendships Across the North
Eila Ohriluoma, Laura Aineslahti and Kirsten Macdonald have forged friendships across the Circumpolar North through the University of the Arctic.
Mon, Aug 28, 2006
UArctic’s Programs Give Norwegian Student Valuable Experience
Bengt Thorkildsen is Pursuing his Dream to be a Social Worker Thanks to BCS and north2north
Thu, Aug 03, 2006
north2north Exchange Assists French Grad Student with Thesis
Max Cordier is Heading to Canada for One Year Thanks to north2north
Thu, Aug 03, 2006
Participating in UArctic Opens Many Doors for Russian Student
Ekaterina Evseyeva is a Student Representative on UArctic’s Board of Governors after Participating in Several UArctic Programs
Tue, May 23, 2006
BCS Gives American Student First Taste of the North
Holli Cederholm is Learning about the North and Northern Issues by Taking BCS 100
Wed, May 03, 2006
A Russian Student’s north2north Experience in Her own Words
Alena Krasovskaya is Currently in Iceland on a north2north Exchange. She Writes about her Thoughts and Feelings of her Experience So Far.
Tue, Apr 11, 2006
Finnish Student Learns about Inuit Culture Firsthand
Aura Nordberg Spent One Month in Canada because of the UArctic Verdde Exchange Program
Fri, Apr 07, 2006
north2north Program Helps Student Reach Athletic and Academic Goals
Christian Lejon was Part of a Top US Team Because of north2north
Mon, Mar 27, 2006
Swedish Student Fulfills Dream of Going to Canada
Anders Näsström Spent a Year in BC because of north2north
Mon, Mar 27, 2006
UArctic’s BCS Program Helps Canadian Student Learn About Her Heritage
The Circumpolar Studies Program is helping Sarabeth Burns Learn About Her Past to Prepare Her for the Future
Mon, Mar 27, 2006
Swedish Student is Thankful for north2north Program
Anna Liljedahl Now Lives in Alaska Because of Her north2north Exchange
Mon, Mar 27, 2006
Former north2north Student Praises the Program
For Nikita Kiselev, the north2north Program Taught Him More about the North and Himself