If you are coming to study a degree, you must join the student union of LUT, LTKY. More information on this can be found at https://ltky.fi/
Apply for an apartment or housing. The most popular choice by far is LOAS, the student housing association of Lappeenranta. Their applications etc. can be found at https://loas.fi/ Generally the housing situation is great for students and privately owned apartments are also a viable option. If you haven’t found housing, you can apply for a temporary stay in a dormitory from LTKY and LOAS.
A finnish student card gives you access to a wide variety of perks and discounts. You can order a student card from https:/www.frank.fi if you’re studying for a degree, exchange students will receive additional information on their alternative during orientation.
During the orientation weeks you might want to bring a few extra items:
LTKY’s site offers some information in english (https://ltky.fi/?lang=en) but sadly our online archives are somewhat lacking in English content. The best way to learn is to participate in the orientation weeks!
You can find our guild on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clusterry and you can forward your questions about Cluster to our international affairs’ representative at kv(at)cluster.fi