I am a fourth year tourism student in Lapland UAS, in Rovaniemi. In the tourism field I wish to work in the sales department and customer service. Last summer I did my advanced training in Kemi in the sales department and really enjoyed it. Actually I am going back there in the following winter! Originally I come from a small northern village right next to the Swedish border. The village is called Pello (sorry that the pages are only in Finnish). Nowadays I live in Kokkola, in the south west Finland, so there is quite a distance to  my school! Isn’t it funny how life takes you to places!

Picture by: Elina Nousiainen. Just one of my selfies from my Instagram account.

Picture by: Elina Nousiainen.
Just one of my selfies from my Instagram account.

On my free time I really like to see my family and friends and naturally travel. At the moment I am actually constantly travelling between Rovaniemi, Pello and Kokkola, but would really like to have just one ‘base’ where to return home. But for now this life style continues at least a year more. One day I wish to have a dog and definitely I need to stay somewhere.

I look forward to this study unit. It will be interesting to be working with a destination that is not in Lapland. And is actually in a different country and therefore they also have a different culture and cultural heritage, which is always interesting. Let’s see if I have the guts to speak any Swedish!

Until next time, Elina