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Expat Experiences > Finland

Finland

Elena Barrett, Finland

Posted by: scar on Thursday July 23, 2015 (09:04:40)   (1042 Reads)
Elena Barrett
Who are you?

I'm an American teacher and writer living in Lappeenranta, Finland.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I'm originally from a tiny place in northwest Connecticut called Barkhamsted. I moved to Finland for love, and I don't expect that I would done so for any other reason. I remain here, though, because it is in Finland, not the U.S., where "the American Dream" can truly be realised. I've been here for about four years now.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Finland

Finland

Melanie Dower, Finland

Posted by: scar on Monday July 20, 2015 (09:03:53)   (1025 Reads)
Melanie Dower
Who are you?

I’m Melanie, a New Zealander living in Helsinki, Finland, with my husband and our young son Miko.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Helsinki a year ago for my husband’s job. He was given an opportunity too good to miss. We arrived in spring 2014, which is the perfect season to arrive in Finland.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Finland

Finland

Kandace Hawley, Oulu

Posted by: Carole on Monday October 07, 2013 (15:17:26)   (6571 Reads)
Kandace Hawley
Who are you?

I am Kandace Hawley from Kentucky, U.S.A. I am a graduate student at the University of Oulu in Finland. I study international educational policy. I travel quite a bit and I do not plan on returning to the U.S.A to settle upon graduating or anytime soon. Although my identity rests in America, I hardly adhere to the American lifestyle or dream. My expat journey has just recently begun.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

The story of how I ended up in Finland is unique. I had never expected that I would move here. While living and working in Mexico, I met a handsome Finnish lad on his vacation on Christmas night. We started a relationship in Mexico and departed for our home countries (my stay in Mexico was ending at that point).   more ...

Expat Experiences > Finland

Finland

Tom de Reed, Helsinki

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday September 04, 2013 (11:19:14)   (39696 Reads)
Tom de Reed, Helsinki
Who are you?

My name is Tom and I am a 25 year old Dutchman. I have studied international business and it is through these studies that I eventually ended up in Finland, where I still reside to date.

I enjoy participating in and watching a variety of sports, from with football in particular. I also like outdoors activities such as fishing, hiking and the Finnish traditions of collecting mushrooms and wild berries.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Helsinki in the autumn of 2008 for what was supposed to be a 10 month stay as part of a student exchange program.   more ...


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