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Hyvärilä-Metsäkartano Volunteers Cooperation

by Olga Schesler and Elisa Lambot Having a meeting of volunteers living comparable close to each other was way overdue. Because of many meetings and the need of a driver it took way longer to agree on a date to meet in March. But we have managed after all. On Friday, 13th March at 10Continue reading “Hyvärilä-Metsäkartano Volunteers Cooperation”

First Get-to-Know

Hei Elisa. Please, describe your today’s mood in one French word. Tranquille. What does it mean? It means “quite”. It’s about being good and not having any pressure. Elisa, please characterise yourself. I’m a reserved person at first. In an unknown surrounding I need time to be myself. That time comes when I feel comfortableContinue reading “First Get-to-Know”

“Mina tykkään nyt” exhibition experience

by Angela Dimișcă Everyday is a good day to learn about our emotions. I understood this once again, on Saturday, when I experienced one of my memorable moments here in Nurmes, the exhibition Mina tykkään nyt. There are five different rooms, each one representing an emotion and objects from our daily life have been groupedContinue reading ““Mina tykkään nyt” exhibition experience”

What Makes This Special

Post by Margarida Martins It’s been said that it takes almost 2 years to assimilate into a new culture and to have less feelings of loneliness. Well, I believe that this is only a matter of time (which depends on each person) until we realize the big differences between our native country and the countryContinue reading “What Makes This Special”

Learning Finnish language

Can you remember the first Finnish word you heard when you arrived here? Or perhaps you didn’t pay much attention, thinking that Finnish is foreign and difficult whilst trusting the locals would surely speak English. I’m not certain about the first word I heard, it was either tervetuloa or huomenta. The first means welcome andContinue reading “Learning Finnish language”

Vanha Kauppala event

Saturday, 31 august, we participated to the event ”Vanha Kauppala” that took place in Nurmes. From 10 ’till 15 we had the chance to visit some public places and people’s houses. It was a premiere event and we had the chance to interact with the locals in a different way.

Have I ever imagined to become an ESC volunteer? No way!

Post by Margarida Martins Always in my life I have been told that if I go to live abroad then I will be missing a lot of things like “you will never find the same food” or “you won’t see your friends anymore”. Many say “it’s very difficult to live in a country where communicationContinue reading “Have I ever imagined to become an ESC volunteer? No way!”