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How to overcome your culture shock: - Stay connected – even though you can feel like hiding under your blanket, isolation from society is the way to make your culture shock phase even worse. Try to talk with Finns - say “hi”, hang out with your friends. There are groups for foreigners in Finland on Facebook and you can easily connect with them. - Don’t try too hard - Be patient - Stay active – regular physical activity, doing sports and long walks can help you to combat depressing feelings and strengthen your immunity. - Plan your daily steps and goals – the list “to do” and scheduled daily routine can help you to struggle with responsibilities. Also, you can feel you have achieved something small every day of your work. It’s really encouraging. Try it! - Stay in touch with your family – your relatives, however far away from you – still – they remain your great supporters. - Find the way to come to terms with disappointments - Don’t hide your emotions – express your negative feelings if you feel like it. Remember: Conquering the world and developing your career – especially abroad – is a long and challenging process. It demands baby steps and great patience. Do not be too rough for yourself then. Find your sisu and go for it!

Still feeling lost? Migration Info Center Mainio offers a multi-lingual information and guidance services. The services are available for all immigrants who wish to seek information and advice in their own language in different topics of everyday life. At the Info Centre, the customer can ask anything about living, working and studying in Tampere.

Migration Info Centre Mainio

maahanmuuttajainfo(at)tampere.fi Tel. 040 806 2526 Tel. 040 806 2527 Tuomiokirkonkatu 12 33100 Tampere Read more: www.tampere.fi/english/familyandsocialservices/immigrant/

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