Start your exchange period stress-free with a Survival Kit!
A Survival Kit is a rentable utensil package offered to exchange students of JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Renting a Survival Kit is completely optional, but will surely ease one’s stay in Finland as it includes basic living necessities such as kitchen equipment, a blanket, a pillow, covers and towels. The stuff is different quality, different color and mainly used, but washed. The Survival Kit is rented as a whole and its content as individual items cannot be rented. The rental price of the Survival Kit is 75€ out of which a deposit is returned to the renter upon the Survival Kit's return in good, clean condition. 40€ will be returned to members of the student union, 30€ to non-members. JAMKO membership is therefore a valuable investment for exchange students! Approximately 80% of exchange students rent a Survival Kit and good feedback has been received regarding the service.
If you are interested in renting a Survival Kit, contact your own tutor. The reservation is binding. Tutors handle Survival Kit reservations and pick-ups so you will have less things to worry about in terms of your arrival. Survival Kits can be paid and returned at the JAMKO office (Rajakatu campus, room FP23) only during office opening hours.
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Survival Kit instructions for International Tutors
Tutor is in contact with the arriving exchange student well before the beginning of the semester and requests the student’s need for a Survival Kit. Tutor is responsible for providing the exchange student with all the necessary information (content, price, rental conditions) regarding the rentable Survival Kit. If the exchange student commits to renting a kit, tutor reserves one on their behalf via an Excel document found under the Optima workspace. The amount of reserved kits and the pick-up date must be marked into the document. Also the date when the Survival Kit is handed over from tutor to exchange student must be marked down.
When picking up the Survival Kit the tutor must know the name of the renter exchange student. Upon each Survival Kit pick-up the tutor fills the exchange student’s name and their Survival Kit information into a Pick Up list. The tutor picking up the kit makes sure that the arriving exchange student receives the kit and comes to the JAMKO office to pay the Survival Kit rent. The Rental Agreement, found inside the Survival Kit, must be filled out by the exchange student and his/her tutor before the payment handling.
Content (penalty fee in brackets): Large fiber fabric bag (5€), blanket (19€), pillow (15€), sheet (10€), blanket cover (10€), pillowcase (10€), bath towel (10€), hand towel (10€), saucepan (15€), mug (5€), plate (5€), fork (4€), knife (4€), tablespoon (4€), teaspoon (4€), Rental Agreement form.
Price: 75€ out of which a deposit is returned to the renter upon the Survival Kit's return in good, clean condition. 40€ will be returned to members of the student union, 30€ to non-members. Exchange students therefore benefit from a JAMKO membership and should be advised to get the official student card.
Rental conditions: The content of the Survival Kit must be checked and any missing/broken items must be reported to JAMKO right at the beginning of the tenancy. Survival Kit must be paid to the JAMKO office within seven (7) days from the day the tutor handed the Survival Kit to the exchange student. Upon the Survival Kit’s return it will be checked. If an item is missing, broken or dirty, the appropriate penalty fee will be reduced from the deposit. Money matters can be handled with cash or credit card (Visa, Visa Electron, Master Card and Maestro), and only at the JAMKO office. JAMKO neither handles bank transfers nor makes invoices. Deposit payments are only paid back with cash.
Survival Kits can be paid and returned at the JAMKO office (Rajakatu campus, room FP23) only during office opening hours.
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