Starting your studies in a foreign country
Before packing your bags and heading to Finland, it is a good idea to get familiar with the country you are going to.
It is easier to leave for a foreign country if you know what to expect. Find information on Finland and its culture, habits, the weather etc.
Get to know the special features by reading books and searching the internet.
Staying in a foreign country surrounded by unfamiliar customs and culture,
away from friends and your everyday environment causes some people to experience so-called 'culture shock'. The feeling of culture shock generally sets in after the first few weeks of coming to a new place.
It is good to get familiar with the idea of a culture shock in advance.