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My Finnish life. A Tunisian living in Finland takes and posts tons of photos, calling it “obsessive therapy!” Go there ». Blogs – SaimaaLife …

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Discover the most popular blogs in Finland on bloglovin. … Spain · Sweden · United Kingdom. Top blogs / Up and Coming. You are no longer following N/A.

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Mar 25, 2013 – Odds and sods of a Canadian-Finn in Finland. … As you may have noticed in my previous blog post, I had elbow surgery a few weeks ago to …

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5 days ago – If you are curious about the student experience of higher education in Finland, which has been a hot topic in the news lately, I highly …

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Jan 13, 2011 – Here are some frequently updated Helsinki/Finland blogs that are accessible to English speakers. All of them have existed for several months …

Would you like to work, live, move to Finland? Or just to find out how is life in Finland? We’ve got much better than travel brochures: read blogs written by expatriates living in Finland!

Diary Of A British Expatriate In Finland offers travel Filand guide and Finland information,view Finnish people,Finnish Customs and Finland culture

Note From Lapland is where I write about whatever the hell is on my mind, whether that’s Finnish supermarkets selling vibrators or more serious posts about dealing with life after children and discovering who you are but hopefuly always in an entertaining manner.

If you are curious about the student experience of higher education in Finland, which has been a hot topic in the news lately, I highly recommend you read this blog. It is written by Irene Smith, a Canadian and former undergraduate Peer Mentor from the U of S, who is currently studying at the University of Turku in Finland. Her blog posts cover topics as diverse as hierarchies in education and the integration of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and they all deal directly with the contrast between higher education in Canada and her experience of university in Finland.

Finland is currently regarded as a world leader in education, according to a global report, The Learning Curve, published by Pearson in 2012. Irene reflects on the reasons behind Finland’s top place in this report and others in blog posts about the cost of education, the requirements for entrance to university and the way her classes are assessed. Education in Finland is free, students must pass a matriculation exam to gain entrance to a university, and many of Irene’s classes do not dish out regular assignments and exams, but require an end-of-term learning diary instead. I do not feel unsatisfied with my Canadian education, but I am a bit envious about Finland’s free universities and I am interested in finding out whether a single learning diary would lead to deeper learning than regular exams and assignments. I will be following Irene’s blog to learn more about her adventures in Finnish higher education as the term progresses.

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