Heaven Young

Hello! My name is Heaven Young and I am from Flin Flon, Manitoba which is home to approximately 5000 people. Currently I am 18, but as of January 10 I will be 19. I am very involved in music and art. During my free time I like to write new songs and lyrics, draw, paint, or read. Spending time with family and friends is also important to me, and I love to try new things. So far, I am really enjoying this beautiful country, and I have made a lot of friends. Finland does remind me of home, but of course I still miss everyone. Thankfully the people here are wonderful, and I hope to make the best of this year. Thank you very much! (Tack så mycket!)

– Heaven Young


Mindy Thorne

Hi. My name is Mindy Thorne. I am from Islay, Alberta, Canada. I was born on April 19, 1991. So I am 17 years old. A little bit about me. I like to be outside and hanging with my friends. I like to meet new people and try new things, no matter how crazy they may be. I like to go for walks and long bike rides. I like to listen to music and chat with friends online. Back home in my free time I would take my dog for walks, play with the little children in the neighbourhood, and hang out with my mom. Back home family is very important to me and it still is here. So I am always up for just popping in a movie and curling up on the couch with my mommy. I am a good listener and I can keep secrets. I am easy to get along with and I don’t judge people, not even when I get to know them. I am only here for 1 year and I want to make the best of it. So if you want to be part of my memories and want to be part of some amazingly fun and crazy things then I think we would really get along.

I haven’t gotten crazy homesickness yet, but I have experienced a little bit. I am really liking Porvoo. Finland does remind me quite a bit of home so I think that might be why I am not getting so homesick, yet.

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