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European Cultural Diversity: Finland-Flanders

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F@F-project (1999) between Sipoon Lukio (Finland) and Tienen College (Belgium)

Kirsi Berg

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Bernard Smolders

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I had an easy job with telling things about Finland to Bernard because he had visited here and he knew lots of things about it already beforehand. Belgium has been quite an unknown country for me but during this e-mail project Iīve learned several things about it. Finally I think there isnīt big difference between these two countries.

I got an impression that Bernard is a friendly and smily person. As far as I can say he has pretty same kind of interests than me; he likes being with his friends and going out during the freetime. Also he enjoys the nature. His letters have been interesting and he has good English skills.


My Finnish partner is Kirsi Berg, born in 1981 and living in the small town Sipoo (South of Finland). Her outlook is typical for a Finnish girl, blond hairs, blue-green eyes,…

Her most important hobby is painting, but music is also meaning a lot to her. She likes funk and show-dance and plays the guitar. In her spare- time she also likes to be with her friends and going to the movies.

In my point of view she is a very friendly person and she was a real good E-mail partner. Maybe she had a hard job writing new things to me, I already visited Finland and I saw the most important places or did this make it easier?

Anyway I want to thank her and I wish her the best.