Why Finland? ~ A Short Blog on What I Love Most About this Amazing Country

“Staying in Finland, whether it is for academic or to travel and explore life, is always a good choice.”

– Maxine Lee, Edunation Student Ambassador

Maxine worked with Slush (Helsinki, Finland) year 2016, and enjoyed being the head of the student’s events organization and part of the core team. As part of Slush, she held 12 successful campus tours for students in top universities in Shanghai. She studied Environmental Engineering Degree in Beijing, China. A very creative lady who loves to travel and talk about Finland culture.

Why Finland?

Finland is a small but unique country, with a population of more than 5 million, and there is not even a region with a large population. Finland ranks number one in terms of education and has a lot to offer, may it be life opportunities or nature. The excellence of Finnish higher education is unquestionable. Whether you want to do live and study or stay for good. Finnish universities provide you with the best and excellent academic platform.

Image: Maxine Lee

 

What I love most about Finnish education and culture?

The Finnish government has increased investment in cutting-edge research and has allocated 1.6 billion Euros to encourage universities to apply for research projects in the fields of bio-economy, clean energy, and digitalization of primary and secondary schools which makes Finland on top of the higher education sector. There was a word on the Internet before, and it was scrolled on Weibo for several days, “Jingfen” that translates “I want to be a spiritually Finnish.” To be honest, I find it so relatable, Finland really is a very magical country filled with amusing Finnish habits. People in Finland values personal-space as a matter of course, and this is also one of their cultural customs.

Image: Maxine Lee

 

I find it appealing and I learned a lot. It shows respect and you value time being alone and you can analyze things even more. Because of the Nordic and Europian influences, it makes it more alluring. Discovering Finland’s beauty and work culture was very unique and unforgettable experience.

 

Image: Maxine Lee

 

Image: Maxine Lee

 

Working in Finland

Finland is one of the best European country to visit and explore- listed on Lonely Planet. The cleanliness of the air here is at the forefront of the world, and the beauty of the scenery is so fascinating.

Image: Maxine Lee

 

Being part of the core team and worked at Slush year 2016, and as the Head of the events, it helped me on my personal and professional growth and gave a glimpse of Finland that was very captivating. So why Finland? I say why not! Because Finland is definitely a fantastic country to explore.

Written and contributed by:

Maxine Lee, 21 years old, a Chinese student and Edunation Student Ambassador

 

More student stories and real-life study abroad experiences:

Interview of Berfin Nur Osso – From Turkey to Finland

Why Do Students Choose Finland

Meet Coco Wu, a 23-year-old adventurer studying and working in Finland

Latest from our blog

September 17, 2019

How to choose the right university

Picking the right university is a huge task for any student. You will commit your time and money for the next couple of years so […]

→ Read more

September 11, 2019

Kick start your career: Five reasons why you should study abroad

By: Study and Go Abroad Have you considered studying abroad for either a short field-trip, a semester, year, or even a whole degree program? Here […]

→ Read more

September 4, 2019

Great things I learned in Finland – Bambi’s Study Abroad Experience

Meet Bambi Dang, a Vietnamese student and came to Finland almost 6 years ago. She graduated from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and […]

→ Read more

August 28, 2019

Why Filipino Students Choose to Study in Finland

GROUP INTERVIEW: Jamie Nicolas (J), Alvin Nonan (A) and Ralph Rabang (R) Student interview by: Yesselin Hermano Three students from the Philippines have decided to […]

→ Read more

August 20, 2019

Second-hand stores in Finland: Student friendy shopping

The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage! Orlando Bloom Shopping at second-hand stores, or “thrift […]

→ Read more

August 13, 2019

Getting an internship in Europe: Advice and tips for applicants

Thao Nguyen, is a young Vietnamese student, currently on her second year business management studies at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in Finland. To gain […]

→ Read more

August 6, 2019

Brazilian university graduate in Finland: Story of Helena

This blog post is about Helena de Lino Correia, a young lady from the country of Brazil, currently working as a Project Prospection Manager at […]

→ Read more

July 30, 2019

Internship in India – the biggest market in the World

During my internship at Edunation I worked at the national India office in Noida, right next to Delhi. The best takeaway of my stay there […]

→ Read more

Hear the latest from Edunation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Edunation, Mustanlahdenkatu 3-7 E, 33210 Tampere, Finland +358 50 354 8603
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm (GMT +2)
© 2019 Edunation

Privacy Policy

Site by Atomi