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Welcome! This podcast is a space for the international community in Finland to share their unique stories of how they ended up here and how they are "mastering" the Finnish way of life. We invite you to join this community for practical information, laughs, relatable stories of struggles and victories as expats and much more!

Mastering Finland Mastering Finland

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome! This podcast is a space for the international community in Finland to share their unique stories of how they ended up here and how they are "mastering" the Finnish way of life. We invite you to join this community for practical information, laughs, relatable stories of struggles and victories as expats and much more!

    #95 Mental Health in Finland for Foreigners

    #95 Mental Health in Finland for Foreigners

    Discover the stories of Annabel & Hatty from Compass Psychology on the Mastering Finland Podcast! Learn how love brought them to Finland, their insights on adapting to Finnish culture, and the vital role of mental health support for expats. Don't miss out on their valuable advice for thriving in a new country! #MasteringFinland #Expats #MentalHealthAwareness 🇫🇮

    • 42 min
    #94 The Worlds Most Difficult Language with Sanni Törmänen

    #94 The Worlds Most Difficult Language with Sanni Törmänen

    Sanni Törmänen spills the secrets to mastering Finnish language. From teaching abroad to adapting to online learning, Sanni's journey is as dynamic as the language itself. Forget one-size-fits-all approaches – Sanni's all about personalized learning at sananpuru.com. With Finnish being more like a puzzle than a problem, Sanni and Matt liken it to learning a musical instrument: practice makes perfect! So, whether you're strumming chords or conjugating verbs, the key is consistency. Dive in for some language inspiration and hear how Sanni's students are conquering Finnish one conversation at a time!

    • 43 min
    #93 Bemästra Finland på Svenska - Mastering Finland in Swedish

    #93 Bemästra Finland på Svenska - Mastering Finland in Swedish

    In Episode 93 of "Bemästra Finland på svenska," Veronica Hetrzberg, a Swedish-speaking Finn, shares her journey of growing up in Finland, learning Finnish and English, and helping others integrate into Finnish society. The podcast discusses Finland's unique culture and emphasises the importance of networking for job opportunities. Veronica provides travel tips for Finland, and the discussion ends with a reflection on embracing Finnish culture. #Finland #Integration #SwedishFinn 🇫🇮🎙️

    • 39 min
    #92 Fate Favours the Fast with Oki Tåg

    #92 Fate Favours the Fast with Oki Tåg

    In Episode 92 of the Mastering Finland Podcast, Finnish entrepreneur Oki Tåg discusses the importance of networking for internationals seeking jobs in Finland. He emphasises that many jobs are in a "hidden market" known to trusted connections. Oki shares his entrepreneurial journey, highlighting the lessons it teaches about motivation and overcoming obstacles. He advises quick learning for success.

    • 32 min
    #91 New Finnish Government Immigration Proposal: Special Episode

    #91 New Finnish Government Immigration Proposal: Special Episode

    Join Matt for a special episode discussing the new government immigration proposal of 2023 with:

    Shreyas Ramachandran Srinivasan (originally from India, has both studied and worked in Finland),

    Nick J. Walters (Founder of Helsinki LEFT that represents immigrants and other minority groups and overcomes knowledge gaps and the language barrier to integrate them into Finnish politics),

    Sam Spilsbury (Doctoral Researcher at Aalto University),

    and Elsa Kivinen (Finn who spent most of her life abroad and studied politics, now back in Finland).

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #90 Finding a Job in Finland Through Descriptive Communication with Joppe Quaedvlieg

    #90 Finding a Job in Finland Through Descriptive Communication with Joppe Quaedvlieg

    In this episode Matt interviews Joppe Quaedvlieg, a job coach and community manager from Shortcut in Helsinki. Joppe shares insights on effective communication, networking, and the concept of descriptive communication that are key for finding a job in Finland. Discover how these factors can unlock Finland's treasures and shape your career path.

    • 35 min

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