Finland is a part of Scandinavia and sits directly between Russia and Sweden. After few years of economic downfall, Finland bounced back and has consistently been ranked as one of the best countries in the world in quality of life. Finland has one of the most competitive economies in the world, similar to the U.S. There are several major businesses located here, such as Nokia. Finland educational system is also top notch. English is widely spoken and understood, and many collegiate classes are conducted in English.
As a study abroad student in Finland, you will have the opportunity to enjoy everything that Finland has to offer. Since 1995, Finland has been a member of the European Union. Education has always been a high priority for Finland. International students (including both degree and exchange students) constitute about five percent of the total student enrollment at the institutions. During the 1990s, student mobility flows to and from Finland have increased dramatically. However, until recently, students studying abroad clearly outnumbered the international exchange students coming to study in Finland.