The math class in college bored me to death, I had already taken that level of math during my first year of high school. Many people who criticize the Finnish education point out the homogeneous class rooms and lack of diversity making it easier to teach and get the high results. Also in PE I did horseback riding, ping pong, wall climbing, skiing downhill and cross countryswimming, ice skating, gymnastics and several other types of sports because part of the education is to teach you a variety of ways to enjoy sports. We played team sports, but there is no team sports in schools like in the US.
As today we are experiencing globalization and the effects of a western culture all over the world, we might sometimes forget to consider the little differences in habits, politeness and general culture while traveling.
In fact, as a Finn studying French philology, I have been able to spot some amusing contrasts while I have been spending my time in France. The pre-drinks can end up during a few hours and include a lot of cheering and interesting discussions.
In fact, according to my experience it is very usual and polite in the Northern countries to take your shoes off when you enter to a private habitat. As a matter of fact, the French always wear their own slippers while they are home.
The bread and wiping your plate As we all know, the French love their baguette and get it fresh from the bakery every day. In fact, it is one of the most important parts of their diet.
Another tip to show you are enjoying your dinner is to wipe your plate carefully at the end. According to my trustable French source, it might even be considered impolite if you forget to do that, as wiping the plate is thought to be a sign of enjoying the food. First of all, in Finland we are very used to have our breakfast salty and we are taught to consider it as the most important meal of the day.
This means that it has a considerable amount of our daily energy intake. On the contrary, the French love their breakfast sweet and light, as some of them completely skip it. An ordinary breakfast would be for example, cake, croissant, toast with Nutella, bun or chocolate bread. Just be careful for not to eat too much to have space for lunch!
One thing in common with these two cultures is that coffee seems to be the drink that keeps us all going. La bise Last but not least I will give you a small summary of the French practise of greeting each other with kisses on the cheeks.
This practice is known for a certain complicity of rules that depend completely on which part of France you are visiting. No matter what, I suggest you to not to worry, as the French are as confused as you whenever they happen to travel inside the country.
A general habit in the Northern France also in Parisis to greet with two kisses starting from the left cheek. That being said, your lips should not touch the cheek!France and Finland compared side by side.
Various facts, figures, measures and indicators are listed allowing similarities and differences to quickly be examined.
The GDP per capita in Finland is $35, while in The United States it is $52, This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year. First off - if you believe that there is a relationship between language and culture, it may be worth noting that Finnish (like Estonian) is an Uralic language whereas Swedish is originally a Germanic language.
To understand cultural differences b. France and Finland compared side by side. Various facts, figures, measures and indicators are listed allowing similarities and differences to quickly be examined.
While participating in a homestay program in France, I started to notice quite a few small cultural differences between my American culture and my host family’s French culture. Whether you’re going to France for the first time, or the tenth time, you’ll probably experience culture shock due to the slight nuances of French life.
France consumes gallons of oil per day per capita while Finland consumes This entry is the total oil consumed in gallons per day (gal/day) divided by the population.
|Compare Finland To France||Remember that these are just my personal, not-so-objective observations and generalisations based on 1,5 years in London and 2,5 years in Edinburgh! So without further introductions, here they are:|
|Report Abuse||Following the recession of the Scandinavian ice sheetwhich covered most of northern Europe, from Great Britain to Moscow, around BC, people began arriving in what is today Finland, presumably mainly from the south and east although recent archaeological finds reveal a presence of the north-western Komsa culture in north Finland equally old to the earliest finds on the Norwegian coast. The Kiukainen culture on the southwestern coast of Finland showed around BC.|
The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains.