Social Programme in Joensuu
Monday 13.8. at 17:00/5 p.m.
Guided bus tour in the city of Joensuu, followed by a dinner buffet offered by UEF. Meeting place for the bus tour: The city tour starts in front of Carelia building. If you are joining to the bus tour, the bus takes you directly to the buffet dinner. The place and address for the dinner: Restaurant Puisto, Joensuu Science Park (Tiedepuisto), Länsikatu 15, Building 3 A. The buffet is served starting at 19:00/7 p.m.
Wednesday 15.8. 18.00/6 p.m. (the starting time may change)
Finnish baseball match. Finnish baseball is the national game of Finland that actually differs a lot from the American baseball. Joensuu has its own team (Joensuun Maila, JoMa) in the national league of Finland, and the team wishes to offer you the chance to see something real Finnish. The place and address: Kerubi stadion, Uimarintie 3 (very close to the University campus).
Learn more about the game at https://www.pesis.fi/pesapalloliitto/international_site/introduction/
Thursday 16.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Sauna evening. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a very traditional sauna bath and swimming in the middle of the lake surrounded by the Finnish nature. The towels are provided but please bring your own swimming suit, shampoo, shower gel etc. UEF will also offer some snacks and soft drinks. Meeting place: There is a short walk 15-20 minutes from the campus. We will meet at 17.45 in front of Carelia building. The place and address: Vainoniemen huvila, Vainoniementie 3 http://www.joensuu.fi/en/sauna.
Useful tips for sauna at https://www.sauna.fi/in-english/finnish-sauna-culture/.
Saturday 18.8. at 10:00/10 a.m. – 17:00/5 p.m.
Daytrip to Koli national park. UEF organizes the bus transportation, travel time is 1 hour from Joensuu. There will be a guided tour and also some coffee and snacks on camp fire. These are offered by UEF. There is a possibility for hiking and having lunch. Please remember to bring shoes that are good for hiking or walking in the forest. Read more about Koli at http://www.koli.fi/en/Places-to-visit/Koli-national-park and http://www.nationalparks.fi/kolinp. There will be a fee of 20 euros for participating the trip. The fee will be collected on the bus.
Meeting place for the bus to Koli national park: will be announced later
Monday 20.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Frisbeegolf (or disc golf). Again, a very popular summer outdoor activity in Finland. There will be a short introduction to the game first by the local disc golf society, and then a short round on the frisbee golf track so you can try your new skills. Since the track is mainly in the forest, be prepared to have shoes for hiking. The place and address: starting point is the park next to the big Lutheran church in the address Papinkatu 1 B
Learn more about the game at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_golf
Wednesday 22.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Baking Finnish delicacies. You will learn how to bake the local delicacy "karjalanpiirakka" (small pasties with rice inside). The place and address: Martha centre (Pohjois-Karjalan martat), Koskikatu 5-7 (in the Carelicum building).
Read more about the Finnish Martha organization at https://www.martat.fi/in-english/.
Friday 24.8. at 19:00/7 p.m.
Farewell dinner. UEF will offer you a dinner in the center of Joensuu at Kerubi. The place and address: Restaurant Kerubi, Siltakatu 1 (Ilosaari)