Katariina Määttä is a fourth-year Study Abroad student from Rovaniemi, Finland. She’s currently taking a combination of arts and tourism courses, building on her psychology major from the University of Jyväskylä.
Määttä plans to have a career as an outdoor therapist working with youth groups. “Nature plays such a big part in people’s lives and it will become increasingly important to reconnect with,” she said.
She chose TRU after reading through the course catalogue at home.
“I got a good feeling about this university when selecting my courses in Finland,” said Määttä. She could tell that there is an appreciation for the environment and exploring the outdoors in the TRU community, especially when she went looking for her electives.
“She’s an amazing lecturer. Yes, the course topics are interesting on their own, but she has opened up a whole new world in psychology for me.”
This Finnish native will be heading home after a BC ski hill tour this January. She’s glad to have spent a semester at TRU and loves that so many people in Kamloops have canoes, mountain bikes and skies strapped to their vehicles. It was a great fit.
What did other Faculty of Arts students have to say when asked what they love about TRU throughout the semester?
Below is a collection of first-year students commenting on what they love about their university experience so far (click the image for full-screen):
Check out the Faculty of Arts Facebook album, “arts students of TRU” to read more from current students, including advice and their inspirations.