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Everyday Adventures

This week is only half over and it has been so darn amazing. I’m finally getting into the flow of my classes, I’ve discovered some beautiful hidden spaces on campus – as well as found my bearings and oriented myself as to where all the buildings are in relationship to the others, and I’ve spent some time with my beautiful Finnish family baking, singing, story telling, and hiking. It’s been a really good week and I am looking forward to this weekend.

First, my classes. I’ve officially finalized my class schedule and the whole thing is really weird. In Europe, class credit is based on how many hours you are expected to dedicate to a class. 1 European Credit (ECT) translates to 27 hours of work (but it varies by country). Finnish college only considers “contact teaching” – the time you spend in a classroom with an instructor…

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