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Allu: Kanadalainen Suomessa // Alex: A Canadian in Finland

Alex N.

School: University of Saskatchewan

Major: Linguistics

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

22 year old Canadian in her final year of B.A. majoring in Linguistics at the University of Saskatchewan. Going on exchange to attend the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland for the 2012-2013 academic year! Bring on the saunas.

Yksi askel kerrallaan // One Step at a Time

The ball is continuing to roll! As of late I have:

• received my official acceptance letter to Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki).

• received my housing assignment from Helsingin seudun opiskelija-asuntosäätiö (HOAS). I have a place to live!

• been organizing 2 flights. Because I will be studying in Finland for over 3 months, I will need a student residence permit. In a few short weeks I will be traveling to the Embassy of Finland in Ottawa to finalize this permit. I’ve never been to Eastern Canada, so this will be a bit of an adventure on its own!

• been organizing paperwork and making sure I have everything in order.

• been counting down the days and trying to be patient!!


  • Pre-departure
  • pre-departure,
  • preparations


4 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Hey Alex, love the featured image! Tell us more about your housing assignment. Will you have a roommate or be living by yourself? Are you in an apartment or student dormitory?

    • I’ll be sharing a 6 bedroom apartment with 5 others! I have actually met one of my roommates already because she has a blog on this site! What are the chances of that happening?! See if you can figure out who she is. :P

  2. Our other blogger in Finland Norma? If so, that is crazy! I think it’s a good thing you will have a lot of roommates – there will never be a dull moment!

  3. Small world…great to hear stories like this!

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