Katie in Finland: Finnish Immigration 101

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about what it takes to move to Finland. Why you need to talk to Finnish immigration, what the cost of living is, why you need to talk to Finnish immigration, the ins and outs of finding employment and housing, and why you need to talk to Finnish immigration are covered.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having a conversation in front of a live microphone. We are discussing our perceptions and experiences of Finland as seen through our own personal, cultural, and generational lenses. Your own observations will vary. Enjoy the show!

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  1. Hanna says:

    Dear Katie, Berin and The Danger Pig,

    First of all, I hope that you don’t mind me writing to you but I felt like I simply had to write you a comment concerning your podcast.

    I discovered your podcast a couple of months ago while browsing through YouTube and was hooked on instantly simply because all three of you seem such likeable and enjoyable persons (and a pig 🙂 ). I am currently battling a very bad pregnancy sickness and the only thing I can do is to lie in the bed and feel awful. In order to pass the time more quicky I decided to start listening to your Podcast from the beginning. Without exaggerating I can claim that your voices and stories of Finland have kept me from going totally insane. I truly wish that you will continue your podcast for a long time to come and I’m keeping my thumbs up that Katie will get into the doctorate programme so that both of you can stay in Finland.

    I adore your podcast because it’s not just one topic but covers all the aspects of Finnish life. I, as a Finnish person living in Sweden, do get homesick from time to time even if I’ve live here in Sweden for the past 14 years. It’s very interesting to hear people such as you giving your input on the country in where I was born. I have also enjoyed all the bits and pieces of Katie’s experience in the education both in the USA and in Finland since I as a former teacher do still miss teaching occasionally and I find anything to do with education very interesting.

    I know you two probably won’t need any topics to discuss but if you ever have time to discuss for example having pets in Finland vs having pets in USA differ, I’d be more than interested. I know you don’t have any (living) pets in Finland (excluding The Danger Pig of course) but I was thinking if you’ve noticed any differences in having pets nevertheless.

    Another topic that interest me a great deal is that if you have noticed any major differences on how people dress their children or how the teens dress in Finland and in the USA. I’ve sometimes seen some Americans dressing their very young children in suits and ties and it’s something I’ve never encountered in Finland or Sweden. I know you cannot base an opinion of few individuals and therefore I was wondering if you have noticed any great differences.

    Finally I would like to say that I have started following you both on Instagram as I simply adore all the dolls Katie is making. I have to say that the little piggie and the cat doll that Katie posted yesterday were simply adorable. I hope you don’t mind me “stalking” your life in the Instagram.

    Thank you once again for the great podcast and I wish you all the best for the year 2017!

    Kind regards,
    Hanna

    PS: Please say special hi to The Danger Pig.

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