Paola, Helsinki

Who are you? My name is Paola, I am a IT professional and mother of two toddlers through birth and international adoption. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I was born and raised in Italy, but in 2010 I moved to Helsinki, Finland.The original plan was to go and study one year here […]

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Kathrin Deter, Helsinki

Who are you? I’m Kathrin! I’m originally from Luxembourg but I have lived in Helsinki since 2010. I’m self-employed, I work in Event and Influencer Marketing and PR, developing campaigns and concepts mainly in the tourism and outdoor industry. On my own blog I share my passion for lifestyle and travel in the north, as […]

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Wan Wei Soh, Helsinki

Who are you? Hey ExpatFocus, thank you for having me! This is Wan Wei, a curious content marketer from Singapore who is currently based in Helsinki. In my free time I also blog at The Hieno! Your Asian Insider’s Guide to Finland.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I came to Aalto University School […]

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Elena Barrett, Finland

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, […]

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Melanie Dower, Finland

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 […]

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Kandace Hawley, Oulu

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, […]

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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 […]

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