I have wanted to study medicine ever since I was just a little boy, but there is a huge entrance competition for these studies in my home country. I found information about studies in Latvia from the Finnish medical student organization of Riga RiSLO. At first my thought of studying abroad felt distant, but the more I found out about studying in Riga, the more I wanted to come. Studying in Latvia has been rewarding so far, and the opportunity to get the whole degree in English opens new possibilities in life. Also getting settled in Latvia and Riga has been more than easy because of many other international students, of which many are from Nordic countries too.