Prepare Yourself for Life in Finland
In order to make a smooth transition to living and working in Finland, it is really important that you prepare yourself for your new life in Finland. The better you are prepared, the more you will enjoy your time in Finland. It is also worthwhile to try to learn as much as you can about Finland - maybe some basic phrases in Finnish, something about our history, culture, current social and political conditions. There are many ways to do this: read books and magazine articles, surf the Internet, talk to Finnish people or people who have visited Finland before. Be active and explore!
Join our Facebook group UEF International Researchers and Staff (closed group) and meet other international staff members.
Some recommended links:
- This is Finland (finland.fi)
- Welcome to Finland Guide (pdf, tem.fi)
- Guide to Finnish customs and manners
- Infopankki contains important basic information for immigrants on the functioning of society and opportunities in Finland in 15 different languages (infopankki.fi)
- Learn Finnish online (infopankki.fi)
- Finnish News in English (yle.fi)
- Expat Finland - Finland in English