Hi everyone ,
my name is Filipe Dias and I come from Brazil and I was an exchange student in Finland from August 2017 until July 2018.
My year was wonderful and full of great experiences and nice people that I will keep forever in my memories.
The best moments I had in my exchange were the first week on the introduction camp where I met all the other students, the Lapland tour where I could meet Santa Claus and snowboard with many of my friends, my birthday with such funny stories of this day and my Eurotour that I consider the trip of my life. On this trip I could discover new countries that I never thought I would be able to. And of course I had bad moments too missing my family and friends and all the special events back home.
I could experience the Finnish school system and then I saw why it has the best education in the world. All the students are focused and full of good opportunities to evolve in life and become better people.
I had special connexion with all my families and I thank them for giving me good treatment and teaching me how become a better man. This year changed me in a way that I can’t explain in just words. I’ve become more open-minded and understand other cultures and at the same time, I’ve become more mature.
To all the next students, I’ll tell you one thing: enjoy the ups and downs of your exchange cause they will make you better in the end. Enjoy this icy country that I like to call home.