Student Ambassador’s Stories: Finland is Unique and Appealing

“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.

Cathedral and sun-ray with a foreign student standing
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.

Buildings in Finland in a cloudy day
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.

Sunset in Finland
Image: Maxine Lee
Wet roads in Finland with cars during evening
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.

Interns and young professionals in a coffee shop, Finland
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

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