Connecting International Finns and Finnish Internationals

Apply as an officer for the board term 2022-2023!

Do you want unforgettable experiences from your study years? To be part of a supportive and engaging group of people? To help organize INTOs next year, learn hands on useful skills through association work and most importantly be part of why we have one of the most engaging international communities here in Tampere?

We want you as an officer for the study year 2022-2023! As an officer you will take part in INTO’s Board, attend board meetings, work with 20+ other like minded individuals and complete the responsibilities of the role you have been assigned to. You will have less responsibility than the board members, so becoming an officer is a perfect starting point for those who have not had previous organizational experience. We will provide an opportunity for you to leave your own mark plus take on responsibilities, but also you will be trained to your role properly. What is most important is being interested in your role, the rest will come naturally!

We will be handling the applications in “waves”, meaning we will collect applications for a certain time period, interview those applicants and after that open an application for the remaining positions that are still unfilled. The first wave of applications is open until midnight 3.7. You can find the application form here: https://tinyurl.com/into22-23

In the application you can apply for multiple different roles, You can find the list of officer roles with short descriptions below. For additional info, you can find our board and officer introductions from last year at: instagram.com/into_tampere/

Further information on Officer positions can be found HERE

Starter Kit Return Sessions Spring 2022

May

Tuesday, 03.05. (9-10)

Thursday, 05.05. (9-10)

Monday, 09.05. (9-10)

Friday, 13.05. (9-10)

Monday, 16.05. (9-10)

Thursday, 19.05. (9-10)

Monday, 23.05. (9-10)

Friday, 27.05. (9-10)

Monday, 30.05. (9-10)

Tuesday, 31.05. (9-10)

June

Monday, 06.06. (9-10)

Monday, 13.06. (9-10)

Monday, 20.06. (9-10)

Monday, 27.06. (9-10)


Place: Päärakennus (Hervanta Campus main building) basement –> where you also borrowed them.

Please keep in mind the following things:

  • in order to receive your full deposit back, you need to return all things clean and dry (also grease-free). Textiles must also be dry.
  • you should be able to find the list of things you borrowed in the auto-generated email you received when filling the form. If you cannot find the email, let me know and I can look it up for you.
  • You can find the content list of the sets here: https://into-tampere.org/services/starter-kits/
  • If you cannot make it to any of the times listed, you can ask a friend to return your items for you.
  • You may also donate other items you have to INTO’s utensil stock. But we cannot compensate you with money for it.

You can find the dates also on our website (https://into-tampere.org/events-calendar/). If you have any questions, you may contact me via email (reply here), or on our discord (https://discord.gg/n5tYWWCp –> @Christine).

With the very best regards,
– Christine
INTO Starter Kit Coordinator 2021-22

INTO Fuksi Sitsit

If you want to keep alive in the jungle, you must live as the jungle does.” – John Wyndham

Woohoo, it’s finally the time for INTO’s Fuksi sitsit! So what is sitsit? Sitsit is an academic dinner party which includes singing, eating, drinking, speeches and some activities. Since this will be your first sitsit, you will be guided through the whole event by the Master of Ceremony.

The Fuksi sitsit will be organised on Friday the 11th of March from 17:00 onwards in Bommari. Bommari is located in the basement of Rakennustalo and you can enter it by either taking the lift from Rakennustalo or using the ramp outside, opposite to the beach volley field behind the Main building.

Sometimes sitsit will have a theme, and so do we! The theme of the sitsit is the jungle. So release your inner wild animal or dress as a tropical plant, and get ready for a thrilling journey through the jungle. To find out who’s the king of the jungle, we will have a costume competition and reward the best costume!

The price of the sitsit ticket is 15 € and it includes dinner and the drinks of your choice. The sign-up for the event will start on 1st of March at 14:00 and is open until the 6th of March at 00.00. There are limited spots for the sitsit so be quick! Here’s the sign-up link: https://forms.gle/QTYmNXUgiTWqMnRD9

What: INTO’s Fuksi sitsit with a jungle theme 🐒
When: Friday 11th of March from 17:00 onwards
Where: Bommari
What costs: 15 €
Why: Because of sitsit and defying the law of the jungle!

Lapland Trip Tickets Part 2 on Sale 12:00 24.01.2022

Trip to Kilpisjärvi in Lapland 01.03-07.03.2022

Crossing 3 countries at once off your bucket list? That’s possible with our Lapland trip to Kilpisjärvi!

Join INTO in going 300 kilometers beyond the Arctic Circle to the village of Kilpisjärvi at the border of Finland, Sweden and Norway! Here you can find the untouched nature, the highest snow levels and best Northern lights visibility in Finland! Amazing activities are awaiting you. The three border snowmobile safari through Kilpisjärvi lake takes you to the most peaceful border in the world – to the border stone of Sweden, Norway and Finland in Kuoltavuoma.

So where can you sign up?!

The sign up will begin on Monday 24.01 at 12:00 SHARP!

What is included:

  • Round Trip to Lapland by Bus
  • Accommodation 4 nights in cabins with saunas
  • Visit of the Santa Claus Village
  • Guide services in Kilpisjärvi

Package price does not include:

  • Catering and meals
  • Set of bed linen + towel (can be booked in advance for 15€/stay or rented at the destination)
  • Extra activities as described in the itinerary (can be booked online until 8 days before departure)

To give an idea of what to expect, check out our Kilpisjärvi Trip Spring 2020 Gallery!

For questions and other information contact Timetravels Customer service for assistance via Helpdesk or customerservice@timetravels.fi or via phone +358 10 421 8990, during office hours Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00.

Cost of the phone call is 0,09 €/call + 0,17 €/min + international call charge (for calls outside Finland).

Starter Kit Sessions Spring 2022

Date (Time)
Monday, 03.01. (16-17)
Wednesday 05.01. (16-17)
Friday, 07.01. (16-17)

Tuesday, 11.01. (16-17)
Thursday, 13.01. (16-17)

Tuesday, 18.01. (16-16:15)
Thursday, 20.01. (16-16:15)

Wednesday, 26.01. (16-16:15)

INTO offers a lending service for household equipment for all international students at Hervanta Campus. Our service is mainly reserved for students studying at Hervanta Campus, if you are studying at the centre campus you should check out the starting kit service by ESN FINT! There are two different sets that can be borrowed, as well as some extra items.

For more information check out our Starter Kit Service page!

Scoville Challenge 28.11.2021

Created in collaboration with Hiukkanen and TaSciEn, the Scoville challenge proved itself to be one of the hottest events of the semester with sauces ranging from mildest of sauces, to a whopping 2,000,000 scoville units! Each participant who signed up had to complete a gauntlet of ten hot wings, each being spicier than the one before until they reached the ultimate Mystery Sauce created in the bowels of hell to challenge even the bravest of warriors. 95% of these brave warriors managed to complete the challenge, earning themselves the grand title of Scoville Ville, a mark of honour amongst the capsaicin connoisseurs of Tampere university, and also earning themselves a flaming hot wing patch as a medal of respect which can be stacked up through participation in future completions of the Scoville Challenge.

Halloween Hunt XXI

As Hallow’s Eve approaches, the evil spirit of the Plague Doctor has returned to the university to continue his… extracurricular studies.
All doctors need to get their PhD and this one is no exception.


Find various parts of the doctor’s history and activities by searching throughout the university by following the cryptic clues provided.
The event lasts the whole week, beginning Monday 25th October and finishing on Hallow’s Eve, Sunday 31st October.

There are 24 checkpoints to find in total between Hervanta and Central Campus, those that find at least 5 will be awarded a patch, and those quick with both their wits and on their feet may just find some extra prizes at checkpoints more difficult to find.

Hervanta

  1. Some mysterious posters have appeared in the university hallways.
    Investigate them!
  2. The rain has recently exposed some small skeletons that were once buried in sand. Investigate sandy locations and report your sightings to PC001D.
  3. The entity appears to corrupt electrical equipment. Some students have reported hearing unusual music near some basement. It might have dropped some of its belongings there.
  4. This “Doctor” has brewed concoctions on campus. The entity cannot have access to the labs, so it must have done it somewhere else! Find the Doctor’s chemical stash and report it to PC001D.
  5. Where did Mikko go? Let’s ask the hecking banana flies!
  6. Weren’t rats somehow related to the plague…?
    Rumour has it that a family of grey rats lives somewhere in the main building’s basement.
  7. According to History, plague doctor’s used dried flowers in their mask’s beak to ward off miasma.
    It’s also handy when visiting graves.
  8. The Doctor might have demonic origins. His summoning requires a large concentration of crystals.
    Locate his summoning circle and report it to PC001D.
  9. If rats were not the answer, then maybe bugs are!
    Fleas are bugs… right? Now, where can I find bugs…?
    Maybe under some stairs…?
  10. P̸̋ ̵̕ ͆̑5̸́7̶͛/̴̆5̸̾9̵̔ This hint was corrupted by the entity and could not be fully salvaged.
  11. Deep underground, the doctor uses his medical tools to “fix” people. The noise of rolling boards covers the screams of his patients.
  12. The doctor is a busy man, he will see you during your appointment. Perhaps he gave you a message of when and where that is.

City Centre

  1. Find what it is that scared away all the hope of a healthier day. Walk the stairs to get the FINT and in the grass you’ll see a hint.
  2. She is a queen of them all, bloody because of your fault. Redeem yourself by finding hope in a cafe with Finnish folk.
  3. Papyrus was their find. Wrapped in paper you will find a mummy of this kind. Waiting for you at Cafe in Pinni is your paper mummy mini.
  4. The day of the dead is nearby. Our ancestors come to say hi. Greet them as they cross in the sky from Päätalo to Pinni.
  5. Hidden in the peace of Oasis lies the knife that killed the wife.
  6. They are a bunch of unhappy souls looking to scare you and score a goal. Scare them first and settle the score in Pinni B second floor.
  7. They spin their web to trap the flies but Aragog may say otherwise. Spinning their web in notice boards covering up all the notes.
  8. Take a picture and you feel someone is missing from the reel. Go to Pinni third floor to find the sticks left behind the Blaire witch.
  9. She is known for her brews. From magic potions to future predictions you can trust her true. Waiting for you in the quiet room. Set her free and prevent the doom.
  10. Lived like kings in life and death. Wrapped in silk and thread. Nothing escapes their prying eyes whether you are eating chili or fries in Linna.
  11. Who hides behind the darkness of the the revolving shelves? Churn it up and set them free.
  12. In the depths of the library basement lies the signs of gruesome crime. Find the shirt that Jack Ripper left behind.

Happy hunting, let the games begin…

What: Halloween Hunt
When: 25-31.10.
Where: Central & Hervanta Campus
How: Follow the clues to find the checkpoints
Facebook Event: https://tinyurl.com/HalloweenHunt2021

Spring Exchange Tutors Wanted!

Do you want to meet people from all over the world? Do you want to be one of the first INTO tutors ever? Apply as an exchange tutor in TREYs international tutoring search 11.-26.10. and spend an unforgettable spring with exchange students!

Starting now in spring 2022, exchange tutors in Hervanta will be under INTO. INTO has 15 years of experience working with exchange students and this year, all the exchange tutors will be a part of it! We have spent over a half a year planning and our aim is to make exchange tutoring better than ever! Look forward to a spring consisting of multiple fuksi events, tutors’ own hang out evenings, and of course hanging out with your own fuksis! You will get to partake in all the INTO events, get to know your peer tutors from different guilds and get new friends from all over the world! Let’s make this an amazing spring together!

Come and learn more about exchange tutoring:

QnA session @ TEK-Lounge Tue 12.10. at 14-18

QnA session @ TEK-Lounge Thu 14.10. at 10-14

International sauna @ Teekkarisauna Mon 18.10 at 18->

The events are casual and open for all, so swing by whenever it fits you best. There will be international tutors from previous years to talk about their experiences!

Link to TREYs international tutoring search, the application form opens on 11.10: https://trey.fi/en/community/tutoring

Hervantajärvi Beach Party 26.08.2021

Last week we had a beach party at Hervantajärvi for all the new international students that have arrived here in Tampere, as well as their great tutors. Thanks to coordination between the guilds, we had a large variety of people from all different studies. Due to the large space, it was possible to ensure that the event was Corona safe with everyone spread out.

To make sure everyone was nice and relaxed and ready for the upcoming festivities, our lovely Lauri led us into tranquillity and serenity with his drinking yoga. With his own bespoke yoga poses which made sure everyone was well and truly stretched out.

Following this we had a tournament consisting of around thirty teams competing in the skilful sport of beer pong. Thanks to the drinking yoga, our athletes were in the zone with a competitive fire raging amongst them. Though as the great 1986 movie Highlander states “there can be only one”, and by the end we had that final pair rise above the rest and earn that well-deserved bottle of skumppa.

Whilst the duelling of ping pong balls was raging on one side of the area, both meat and vegan sausages were being grilled to ensure that our attendees’ bellies were full. With our master chef Aarni roasting, and only sometimes slightly cremating them over the fire. Considering it was thought we perhaps bought too few sausages, we were clearly mistaken as we ran out of over a hundred sausages in no time.

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did, and that you were able to get your first experience of student culture here in Hervanta.

Thanks from us to you.

Welcome to Hervanta!

It is that time of year again when new fuksis arrive at Tampere University’s Hervanta Campus to begin their engineering studies, and we would live to welcome all of you. You have chosen a great place to study, and hopefully you enjoyed you Welcome Week.

Just remember, although we are all here to study, it is important to take a break once in a while and relax, and why not use that time to come to our Clubroom, or attend one of the many events we will have this semester. To keep up to date with events we have our Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, and newsletter for our members. If you aren’t signed up as a member yet just hop on over to esninto.org/membership and fill in the membership form.

Have a great semester, all the best with your studies, and we hope to see you!
~INTO Board