You may perceive the Finns to be cold and difficult to get to know at first. Don't worry, not everyone is like this and once you get to know a Finnish person you can make a good and close friendship.

Younger people are often more open and friendly. It is strongly recommended for you to integrate with the Finns in your classes. Finns are said to be quiet and shy - unless they have been drinking when they seem to come out of their shell and talk to people they have never met before. If you are having troubles getting to know Finnish people invite them to a party!