What a Wild Ride!

As we end our journey across the Nordic countries, each of us have decided to reflect on our trip and what we took away as most valuable. Kyla: I write this as I sit in the airplane flying over the United States, just hours from home. While I am ready to go back to the […]

Final Thoughts: The “Americanization” of Scandinavia Part 5

Gothenburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, and Helsinki all afforded us a unique look at international business culture. Scandinavia is naturally cold, and that does not just refer to the weather. Our initial impression of the population in the majority of the locations in which we spent time, was not that of a warm reception. A personal discussion […]

Free Tuition Is The Future!

During our visit to the city of Tallinn, we had the opportunity for a tour of Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. Tallinn University of Technology was founded in 1918 with around 12,000 students of which about 1,400 are international students from more than 90 countries. The campus consists of multiple buildings which are all […]

Helsinki: The “Americanization” of Scandinavia Part 4

The final stop of our investigative visit with Scandinavian business culture happened to be in Helsinki, Finland. As parts 1 – 3 have explained, the “Americanization” of this region which we have studied refers not simply to popular culture, but rather to business focus, mission, values, and interactions. Helsinki had many things to offer, and […]

The Finnish

Can’t believe the trip for the broads abroad has come to an end. We loved our trip, and we hope you enjoy our last blog. After our time in Estonia we were ready to see what Finland had to offer. We took a 2 hour cruise ship ride to Helsinki. Helsinki greeted us with the weather […]

Tallinn Adventure!

After our evening on the cruise we arrived in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Estonia joined the European Union in 2004. Previously, the country had been occupied by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during the war. The country has been through a lot and so have the people. There is some gentrification happening in […]

Tis the end!

As we wrap up this blog series, we would first like to thank our fearless leaders, Niklas, Clas, and Debra for setting up and coordinating this large group of students and navigating us through 4 cities in 3 different countries.  Also, we would like to take a moment and appreciate our classmates for being so […]

We’ve arrived in Finland!!!!

  We have arrived to the beautiful country of Finland! After a day of exploring, we took an exciting trip to the Rovio Corporation. Which most will know as the “Angry Birds” Headquarters. Rovio, which translates to bonfire, was created in 2003 by three Finnish students.  They started the company after creating a game for […]

The FINal Expedition

Sadly, we have arrived at our final destination, Helsinki, Finland and these business visits have not disappointed us or our peers. We had an opportunity to visit the Rovio Headquarters.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with that name, we are fairly certain you have heard of their most popular product, Angry Birds!   […]

Every End Is a New Beginning

After Estonia, we took the ship that Clas called it “Speed Boat” to Helsinki, Finland. We were expecting that the ship that called “Speed Boat” will be something that small and fast…. But no, all of us was wrong. The ship is the same size as the one that we took from Sweden to Estonia. […]