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How To Find A School For Your Children In Helsinki

Monday April 01, 2019 (17:10:02)

Helsinki is the capital city and most populous municipality in Finland, with a population of 644,788. Finnish and Swedish are the official languages, but English is also widely-spoken in the city.   more ...

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Moving To Finland As A Disabled Expat: What You Need To Know

Wednesday September 05, 2018 (16:45:45)

I’ll begin this article by sharing some facts about Finland, where I live. We’re a European country and a member of the European Union. We share land borders with three countries: Norway, Sweden, Russia. Thus, we are a Nordic country. In total, our population is 5.5 million and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. The capital and by far the largest city is Helsinki. Expats usually live in the capital region, which includes Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.   more ...

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Registering For Right Of Residence In Finland: A Guide For EU Expats

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:51:58)

If you are planning to stay in Finland for longer than 90 days, you will need register your right of residence. This also applies if you are a citizen of the European Union or Liechtenstein. The application needs to be submitted within three months of you entering the country.   more ...

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A Guide To Renting In Helsinki

Friday December 08, 2017 (13:07:58)

Helsinki, Finland’s capital, is rapidly gaining momentum as an expat destination. Increasing numbers of people from Europe and all over the world are considering moving to the city because of its high living standards, robust healthcare system, great quality of education, stable economy and rich, captivating culture. Many migrants who move here for business or studies choose to make it their permanent home once they get accustomed to its people and lifestyle. The global city is also the hub of all political, industrial, commercial, social and academic activities across the nation. It is therefore ideal for those who are interested in new career prospects.   more ...

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Finland - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Tuesday March 14, 2017 (21:40:41)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Finland and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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Finland - Recommended Blogs

Thursday November 10, 2016 (20:20:58)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Finland and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Moving To Finland? 10 Mistakes To Avoid

Friday August 28, 2015 (13:47:41)
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The Nordic nation of Finland is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area, but also the most sparsely populated member of the European Union. Finland’s capital city, Helsinki, is a modern destination that remains rooted in its cultural history. Expats and visitors are often drawn to Helsinki’s cosmopolitan character with its sophisticated museums and many excellent restaurants and cafés. Expectations are often high for those moving to Finland, so here are a few common mistakes to watch out for.   more ...

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Learning To Laugh In Finland: How To Appreciate The Finnish Sense Of Humour

Monday August 17, 2015 (13:52:22)
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When it comes to getting used to a new culture, humor is one of the trickiest things to figure out. You can explain customs and beliefs, but humor is hard to explain.

Finland is a Nordic country in the north of Europe, with Sweden, Russia, Norway, and Estonia (beyond the Gulf of Finland) to its west, east, north, and south respectively. Although the country is often called ‘Scandinavian’, even by some tourist guide books, it actually isn’t – Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are the only Scandinavian countries.   more ...

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Finland – Top Five Expat Blogs

Thursday July 02, 2015 (20:12:57)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Finland and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Hey Helsinki
https://heyhelsinki.wordpress.com

After moving to Finland in 2014 with her husband and son, New Zealander Mel set up Hey Helsinki as a chronicle of her life in a new country.   more ...

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Ten Basic Phrases In Finnish For Expats Moving To Finland

Friday March 27, 2015 (02:14:57)

Finland, the fifth largest country in Europe, is a place of spectacular beauty. Almost 68 percent of its area is covered in forests and there are nearly 187,000 lakes located across the country. Apart from the incredible natural beauty, there are other reasons why many expats choose to move to Finland. The Finnish government places a great deal of emphasis on family well-being. There are maternity packages and grants available for expectant mothers and adoptive parents that are covered by the social security scheme. Women can take advantage of the ample maternity leave and maternity allowance that is even available for self-employed and unemployed individuals. There’s also paternity leave and a paternity allowance for men and following the birth of a child, mothers and fathers can take parental leave and receive parental allowance. Finland also performs well on other measures of well-being such as high living standards, good education, employment and overall life satisfaction.   more ...