**Leave your inhibitions at customs! Finns are not modest about their bodies, a thing to remember in the saunas.
**And try sauna! It's such a wonderful experience.
**Get a host family. Opportunities are available at the beginning of the study period.
**Take advantage of travel opportunities while you can (and be sure to stop by Tallinn, Estonia, for a few days).
**Finns are quiet by nature, so they may be hard to get to know. Don't think that they are cold and rude if they don't say much.
**Get ready for snow and cold weather!
**Keep an open mind--about everything.
**Fazer chocolate is amazing.
**Be sure to see the Aurora Borealis (as if you could special-order it...).
**HAVE FUN!! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so make the most of it!
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