This Page is a Summary of my adventures in Finland. I have been an exchange Student at the Arcada Nylands Svenska from August 2010 till March 2011. I have been blogging throughout this time and you can find all the data in my raw blog time line as well. Nevertheless I have picked out the best stories, videos and photos to save you from having to read through all of it. I invite you to dip in my life as a Student, Elementary School teacher and curious European. If you still do not have enough of these anecdotes I invite you to click my category cloud on the left. Choosing words like Finnland, Erasmus Helsinki, Helsinki, Hyvää Suomi and Teaching should give you a small insight into my diverse life in the northern hemisphere.
Overall I want to point out, that I regard the time in Finland as one of the best in my life! I have seen a great country, met amazing friends and have experienced myself in very different ways than usual. If you have any questions please feel free to post them in the dialogue box at the end of this page. Hyvää Suomi!
August // Water Skiing // Picture of me as my dad // September // Why I want to have a finish Foreign Minister // Finish vowels // October // Arcada Photography Class // Swedish Lessons // November //Building a Glass Fibre Boat // My Interview for the Arcada Brochure // Summer Trailer with iMovie // December // Presidents Ball – Linnan Juhlat // Independence Day // Answering government mail // January // My great Italian Roommate // Working as an Elementary School Teacher // Photoshooting with Jesufåglar // Milling a Berlin Stamp // February // Skiing (Drinking) in Finland // Teaching my children with a Smartbord // Finish Trains in winter time // March // Joining the Lahti Ski Jumping competition as a spectator //Sleeping in a Snow Cave and Surviving the whole damn thing! // Thoughts about why I am a teacher and what it means to me //Designing, building and using my shear test machine // Good Bye Finland! //
This document provides a very good overview of all my activities in Finland. It was created for the Erasmus Program of my university. You will not find too many party stories in their, but my study life, work and travelling throughout the semester. (unfortunately this one is german only..)
Finland Video Podcast
Throughout these 8 months I have produced numerous soundbites, videos, photos and stories. My “Hyvää Suomi” Podcast Series gives you the best of those in ten short video clips.
Hyvää Suomi 1 Article
Content: Travelling to Finland via Boat, Welcome in Helsinki, First Days
Hyvää Suomi 7 Article
Content: Trip to Russia – St. Petersburg
Hyvää Suomi 8 Article
Content: Trip to Russia – Moscow
Hyvää Suomi 9
Sorry – but you’ll have to ask me for this one directly. It covers my work in the Vantaa Laajavuoren Koulu (Elementary School). I am not permitted to put it on my video blog – Still I’ll gladly show it to you privately.