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As I mentioned in a previous post, classes and research are keeping me REALLY busy this semester so I’m making posts on a very sporadic basis when I find the time and something very worthy to post. Found something today that meets that requirement. Good Morning America, a popular morning talk show here in the United States for those of you reading abroad, did a feature on Finland this morning during a visit to the country by Diane Sawyer as part of their BIG series.
Follow this link to read about their visit and be sure to check out videos from Finland including a swim in the Baltic, Finnish food (cloudberry and reindeer), the Ice Church, Sauna and a little bit about their health care and education system (though don’t believe too strongly in their mention of Finnish children knowing three languages by 7th grade- they study them but I’ve never met a Finn fluent in Finnish, Swedish and English As we all know about languages- if you don’t use it…it’s hard to maintain it- the reason I can’t speak Spanish anymore (though I might if I spent as much time in Spain as I have in Finland!)