It´s not for everyone.
It´s cold and remote. During the winter you will face empty streets and silent forests. Two days above 25 celcius in the summer is called a heat wave (and the water in the river is still cold). Do your research when applying and come prepared. Consider whether academic freedom is something you can handle. Biking is compulsory since public transport is non-existent. Buy a warm jacket, get gloves and good shoes. Start your vitamin-D early. Yes, Finns can be grumpy and silent, but behind all those layers of clothing we can also be the most warm-hearted and welcoming people ever. It´s the changing condition that will challenge you, mold you and can ultimately change you. If you are up for it, we welcome you with open arms!
"Take the plunge. It´s scary and emotional but indeed wonderful. You will about your true strengths mentally and physically in the North of the world. Wrap up warm, take vitamin D and embrace the enchanting experiences that unfold before your eyes."