How to greet an Aussie

Finns just simply say “hei” or “moi” when they meet people. Things may get awkward when you’ve already said “moi” once and you are supposed to talk to them again. Another hei or moi? Or should I just nod and stay quiet? On my study tour in California I noticed Americans say “how are you”…






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More multicultural than ever

Finns are always afraid when it comes to speaking English in public. I guess we have been concentrating too much on how to do things “properly” instead of getting understood. I was no exception. I couldn’t speak english when Finns were in the same room. Coming to JAMK was absolutely one of the best things…






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Do you miss anything from Finland?

Ok, let’s start from the beginning before I even left. I’m quite sure everyone else was more concerned or nervous about, well everything basically, than I was. For example my friend freaked out when she heard that I didn’t have any long term accommodation two nights before I left Finland. I was actually very laid…






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Hello world!

Some dreams do come true! I’ve heard it’s a cliché that Finnish girls want to go to Australia. I don’t care if it is a cliché or not, this it the place I’ve wanted to be. People always ask me why Australia. I simply don’t know. Perhaps our own YLE is to blame. I’ve grown…






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