Living in a country, where you don’t speak the language. At first!

Hey, it’s Barbora again. A second-year master’s student in International Strategy and Sustainability. This one’s for all of those who fear the Finnish language (I used to be one of you). Or those who feel the uncertainty of moving to a country, where you don’t speak the language. Or anyone who’s thinking of giving up […]

Some practical aspects of student life in Finland

Hey there! In today’s post, I’d like to share some insights into everyday life and tell you about some opportunities to save money in Finland (which is always pleasant 😊). It is known that Finland is not a cheap country to live in – especially if you don’t have an income in euros. But the […]

First Impressions: Finland, HIT, and Adjusting During Covid-19 Times

There comes a time when structure becomes chaos, you have more questions than there are answers, and life asks for a bit more flexibility than you are used to. Covid-19 times have tested our ability to adapt but moving to a foreign country can also do the same! Picture it: a Texas girl, grew up […]

FINDING MY “SISU”: learning to persevere in the times of a pandemic.

Hello, dear readers! Jitesh here, again! In February, I wrote my first Nordic Brilliance blog post (link here). A lot has happened between then and now.  Covid decided to enter our world and change it in ways that we are yet to fully grasp. I just hope that you and everyone close to you has […]

Balancing study life

Studying for a Master’s degree can surely keep you busy indoors for long stretches at a time. Visiting the library and sitting in front of a computer doing research, have taken much of my time in the first few weeks of this semester. Particularly, during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are not […]

Things I appreciate about studying in Finland.

Hello, Maggie here again! today I have summed up things I appreciate when being a student in Finland: Cheap Lunches My vegetarian lunch at Hanken costs 1.58 euros every day. Sure, cafeteria food will always get old, but in a city as expensive as Helsinki I really appreciate the ease and affordability of getting lunch […]