Meet Arcada's ambassadors!
Do you have a question about study life at Arcada? Do not hesitate to ask the experts – the students and alumni – themselves. On this page you will find our international Arcada ambassadors, and they are happy to help you out!
My name is Irina Avstrievskikh and I am studying International Business Administration specializing in Financial Management. I am originally from Russia and since I have moved in Finland in 2018 I have already managed to study in Finnish and German University. I am a 3rd year student and I am planning to graduate in year 2021. Having moved to this country on my own, I have acquired an outside prospective on student and general life in Finland. I am extremely happy and eager to help others to get started on the same journey.
Hello! I am Anh Tran from Vietnam, studying International Business, majoring in Logistics. At Arcada I have met amazing teachers who have years of work experience. I have had a chance to live in the most dynamic city in Finland and I have got to join big events and organisations, in my case AIESEC. At Arcada the opinions of the students are always considered. Last but not least, we are a small-scale university and everyone knows each other – here you will not feel lonely for a second! I am happy to help you out and answer your questions about studying at Arcada, so please do not hesitate to send me an email.
Jordi Mata Garcia
Materials Processing Technology (predecessor to Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering)
Hello! Jordi here, a fourth-year student of Materials Processing Technology at Arcada. I came from Spain to Finland in 2017 thanks to the opportunity both the university and the city of Helsinki provided me, and I could not be happier nor prouder to be part of the Arcada family. Leaving behind family and friends is never easy, but in here you will never lack opportunities to feel welcome and part of something not only bigger but meaningful for your future. Please, feel free to send any questions and/or doubts! I am looking forward to address them and help you as much as needed.
International Business Management
Hi! My name is Esther Saraste and I recently graduated from Arcada in the spring 2020, from the Masters of Business Management programme. I came to Arcada in 2017. I am originally from the UK but have lived in Finland since 2000! I work in Finance at Aalto University.
Lope Calvo de Quinto
Buenas! I am Lope, currently I am studying for the second year at the International Business Bachelor´s program. Nowadays, I like to do photography and other side projects while working and studying. I am originally from Spain, so if you ever want to have a chat in Spanish or discover some of the culture around Helsinki, let me know! The same goes for any questions regarding Arcada or my experience and honest opinion about Helsinki – I am happy to answer your questions!
My name is Nessrine Amraoui. I am 18 years old and I am a second-year business student majoring in marketing. I am originally from Morocco (born and raised) and I moved to Finland about a year ago to start studying for my bachelor’s degree at Arcada. I am more than thrilled to answer all of your questions regarding study life at Arcada or in Finland in general!
I am Stephan, a third-year student at Arcada. I study International Business with a focus on Logistics and Marketing. I am originally from Germany but at home in Finland since 2010. In my free time I enjoy cooking, sports and outdoor activities. If you have any questions about study life at Arcada, please don’t hesitate to send me an email