Integration is key for retention. That's exactly how we use Goin' at the University of Helsinki. Increasing stay rates by increasing the number of meaningful connections between International and Finnish students. Have an insight from Nino, Sevil and Vanessa on their Goin’ experience leading to their study in Helsinki.

 

“To be honest, I wished that other universities that I've been accepted for had such an app. It's a totally student friendly app. First of all, it helped me to find like-minded people. I didn't waste my time to find my prospective classmates’ email addresses or phone numbers. I can reach them in a few seconds which is fantastic! It made me also figure out that those people (current students, etc.) really do something for others. I feel so lucky to experience such a thing.”

– Sevil 

“You cannot imagine how the Goin’ app helped me throughout this challenging time. I am really grateful for this! Information shared via Goin' can save you from making mistakes and wrong choices. Personally, I've received the perfect housing offer and the peers from Goin' played a vital role in this. To say shortly, the chance to get advice and share your experience is the most valuable thing!”

– Nino

Their stories emulate what life is like and what can be for students when they are able to engage with each other. Struggles that would be done alone are now supported and alleviated by having someone close by, a peer, a group, or even a new best friend.  Allowing integration will ultimately improve retention as it diminishes the worries and complications that may force prospective students to disembark on their student life.