Category Archives: Academics

Summer Internship Chicago: Two-Week Update

Being an intern at Travel Film Productions means wearing a lot of hats. In the span of any given day I could call myself a videographer, editor, social media manager, or professional kid wrangler. I’m having a blast working at their post-production … Continue reading

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Highlights and Reflections

If you had told me years ago that I would end up living in Finland for five months, I don’t think I ever would have believed it. I didn’t know many people who had ever been to Finland, or even … Continue reading

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Make Your Study Abroad an Adventure

(Note: I was asked to write this short piece for promotional material for the University of Helsinki.) I’m going to be perfectly honest: I had no idea how awesome Finland was before I got here. Finland wasn’t my first choice … Continue reading

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“Overall” Impressions

Welcome back to The Finn Journalist, everyone! I’m still having a great time here in Helsinki, and being an international student really is a great way to learn about the culture and participate in the everyday lives of young people … Continue reading

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Your Country, Our Language

(Note: This is the “extended version” of a column I wrote for the Swedish School of Social Science’s student magazine, Smocka, which was also published in Studentbladet. If you’re interested in seeing the column as it appeared in the Smocka magazine, check it … Continue reading

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Unmaking the Grade

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Finn Journalist! Here’s a strange thought: I’ve already been here in Helsinki for more than a month. I can honestly say I love it here- the people, the environment, the way of life, … Continue reading

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