After 10 years as an elementary school art teacher in New Mexico, Katie wanted to further her own studies and pursue a graduate degree in education. Rather than take on more student loans, she decided to apply to the University of Jyväskylä. Finland, after all, has one of the best education systems in the world, and education is completely free. When she was accepted, the adventure began.

Berin is a writer, game designer, digital publisher, and entrepreneur. He’s had dreams of traveling and living abroad his entire life, and being self-employed and able to do his thing from anyplace with an internet connection makes that possible. He adores Katie and acts as her support system while she’s pursuing her degree.

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  1. Päivi Lehtineva says:

    Helli. I’ve been listening to your podcasts now for a half a year and I’m very happy that I found them. Thank you for speaking so clearly so even a person ho hasn’t ever visited USA can understand most of them. I also love you being so positive.
    I am a mother of kids aged 15, 14 and 8 years, me and my husband are 50. We live in Tampere where you already had been visiting. If you ever visit Tampere again you both are very welcome to have a cup of coffee or a dinner wth us. If you are interested seeing the west coast area you can visit us in our Sommer house in Maalahti(Malax). The sommerhouse is located I an island near coast so maybe it could be an interesting experience for you.

    I wish you both all the best for the new year
    With best wishes Päivi Lehtineva (040-770 1950)

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