Amazing Race Finland x Vietnam: Uniting Education and Adventure

Finest Future Presents a Special Event: Amazing Race Finland x Vietnam

The “Amazing Race Finland x Vietnam” event, brought to you by Finest Future, was a unique fusion of entertainment and education, showcasing the possibilities awaiting young Vietnamese students who choose to study in Finland. This remarkable event combined the screening of the famous television game show, “Amazing Race Suomi,” with a special Q&A panel featuring both Team Red and Amazing Race Vietnam winner, H’Hen Nie, and a press conference to learn more insights from the contestants, Finest Future founders, and special guests.

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Exploring the World of Finnish Education

The event, held at the New World Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, shed light on the exciting experiences that young Vietnamese individuals can have when they come to study in Finland. Beyond the promise of a great education, students studying in Finland are encouraged to participate in various adventures and projects that enhance their learning, expand their experiences, and nurture a global mindset. A shining example of this Finest Future high school student and one half of Team Red – Anna Nguyen.

Anna tells her story to the audience

The Amazing Race Suomi – A Grand Adventure

The Amazing Race Suomi, a Finnish debut of the globally-recognized adventure game show “The Amazing Race,” follows teams of two as they race around the world, completing tasks that push their physical and mental talents to the limit. The grand prize of €30,000 awaits the victors. Since its inception in 2001, this renowned television competition has amassed numerous accolades, including ten Emmy Awards.

Meet Team Red: Peter Vesterbacka and Anna Nguyen

The game show Amazing Race Suomi features Peter Vesterbacka, co-founder of Finest Future, and Anna Nguyen, a Vietnamese student who is currently studying high school in Finland via the Finest Future Education program. Together they’re Team Red, determined to win the game.Introduction to Team Red: Peter & Anna

Peter Vesterbacka, a well-known entrepreneur hailing from Finland, is best known as the co-founder and “Mighty Eagle” of the globally acclaimed phenomenon, Angry Birds. In addition to his role at Finest Future, Peter leads an ambitious project that will connect Finland and Estonia through a sea tunnel. His influence was recognized when he earned a spot on Time Magazine’s prestigious list of the ‘100 Most Influential People’ in 2011.

Anna Nguyen, 18 years old and originally from Vietnam, embarked on her journey to Finland in 2021, where she is pursuing high school education in Mänttä City. With a taste for competition, Anna has already been part of the winning team in the televised ‘Moves Like Summeri’ dance competition. As the only Vietnamese participant in the Amazing Race Suomi, Anna is proud to represent her hometown, Ho Chi Minh City, and let the world see its offerings. Read more about Anna’s journey in Finland in her guest blog.

L-R: MC Genie, H’Hen Nie, Peter, Anna

The event wasn’t just about adventure; it also showcased the incredible educational opportunities available in Finland. Peter and Anna’s insights were invaluable for students interested in high school and vocational school education opportunities, as well as their parents and relatives.

Prominent figures such as Miss Universe Vietnam and winner of Amazing Race Vietnam, H’Hen Niê, and television personality MC Khanh Vy, along with other distinguished guests, graced the event with their presence. Attendees had the unique opportunity to meet with Peter and Anna, who shared their firsthand experiences from their journey on “Amazing Race Suomi.”

A celebration of education and opportunity!

Finest Future – Pioneering Finnish Education Worldwide

Peter and Anna first crossed paths in 2020 through Finest Future, a company dedicated to enabling international students to study in Finland. With its headquarters in Finland and branch offices and representatives worldwide, including one in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District, Finest Future is at the forefront of providing access to the world’s best education system in Finland.

The Finest Future Education programs not only offer a world-class education but also numerous adventures and projects, equipping students with practical skills to meet the demands of the global workforce. The Finnish Embassy to Vietnam and the Vietnam Embassy to Finland support this mission, along with over 100 secondary schools across Finland that aim to educate the next generation of international talents.

In Finland, students are treated equally, and their pursuit of knowledge leads to success. Consistently ranked as the happiest country in the world by the United Nations and boasting one of the best education systems, Finland is now extending a warm welcome to ambitious students worldwide.

In summary, the “Amazing Race Finland x Vietnam” event was a thrilling showcase of Finnish education, international cooperation, and the boundless opportunities awaiting students in Finland. Peter and Anna’s journey and the success of the event serve as a testament to the transformative power of education and determination.

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