20 yearsold Secondyearpracticalnursestudentat Vaasa Vocational Institute Haslived in Finland for 4 years Originatesfrom Iran Ehsan
Father, a busdriver Mother, a hairdresser 2 sisters (7 and 14 yearsold) Familymovedto Turkey5½ yearsago, to Finland 4 yearsago An aunt and an unclewerealreadyresidingin Finland Grandmother and an auntmovedtogetherwith the family Family
In Iran he graduatedfromelementaryschool and secondaryschool, studied2 yearsat uppersecondaryschool One yearof studies at secondaryschoolin Finland Hadoneyearpreparatoryeducationfor immigrantsat Vaasa Vocational Institute Hasnowstudied for practicalnursefor twoyears, plans to specialize in emergencymedicicalservices Education
Mainlyreligiousreasons For Bahaistsit is difficult to studyorget a steadyjob in an islamic country Reasons for migration
Parentsgotjobsmatchingtheireducationsin Turku and movedthere 1½ yearsago In additon to studiesEhsan is workingin a sparestaurant´sbar LivestogetherwithhisFinnishgirlfriend Life in Finland ..
Ehsanfeels at home in Finland, at thismoment he has no possibilityof returning to Iran Lots of friends After 4 yearsstaying in Finland youcanapply for citizenship In hisownopinion he haslearned to live in Finnish culture Life in Finland ..
It is important to learn the language Encourage and supportfromteachersis veryimportant! It is important to have a fellow-studentsupporting a person withincompletelanguageskills, helpingwithproblems Migrantshaveequalpossibilities for social benefits and welfareservicesfor students as non-migrantshave Migrantstudent
Ehsanplans to takefurtherstudiesaftergraduating a practicalnurse AboutFinnishness: ” I feel at home livinghere, I speak, read and write and eventhink in Finnish. Whywouldn´t I be a Finn?” Future ..