This week, FPI SAIS is pleased to introduce outgoing Visiting Scholar Rasmus Sinnemaa, who sat down with us to discuss his experience, plans, and advice for potential future visiting scholars, offering a candid look behind the scenes at life as a visiting international researcher in Washington, DC. A first-hand perspective for all international scholars interested in joining and working with FPI!

Sauna is one of the few Finnish words to make it into colloquial English, and the sauna is one of Finland’s most recognizable icons. In Finland, a country with 5 million inhabitants, there are over 2 million saunas. Therefore, the sauna was a natural choice as a mobile Finnish cultural ambassador to the United States. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence on December 6, 2017, two men—Risto Sivula and Jouko Sipilä—spent an entire year traveling the US with a mobile sauna in tow...

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