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Finland, the world's happiest country, is offering a free course on happiness

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Mar 28, 2023 2:59 pm

Finland, the world's happiest country for six years in a row, is ready to share its secret via a free masterclass on happiness.

In case you missed it, the Nordic country once again achieved the top spot based on the rankings of the World Happiness Report for 2023. The report is grounded on global survey data from people in more than 150 countries, ranking international destinations that are the "happiest" based on their average life evaluations from 2020 to 2022.

Following this feat, Visit Finland, the country's tourism department, announced that they are selecting up to 10 people to enroll in their in-person masterclass course on happiness where you will learn how to find "your inner Finn." According to a report by CNBC News, it will take place for four days from June 12 to 15.

"The Finnish state of mind is not a closely guarded secret or a mystical ability Finns are born with. On the contrary, it can be shared: Finnish happiness is a skill. A skill that can be taught. Now we want to share our secrets to leading a balanced life on the quirky side," the department said about the course.

Under the "Masterclass of Happiness," you will learn joy through four different themes: food and well-being, health and balance, design and everyday, and nature and lifestyle. These will be taught by four Finnish experts who will serve as your personal coaches.

The program will cover all your financial needs for travel and accommodation in the country. You will stay in your own private room with all the essential facilities at Kuru Resort, a private retreat center located in the Finnish Lakeland region.

You can even take this as an opportunity for you to bask in the wonders of nature as the resort is situated in the middle of a peaceful pine forest.

If interested, you may sign up for the course by filling up the form on their official website. You will also have to complete a social media challenge on Instagram or TikTok with original content showing the things that "make you believe you may secretly be a Finn" as well as your reasons for joining the program.

Applicants should be 18 years old and above, can speak English, are private individuals, and are okay with being filmed.

Deadline for applications is on April 2. The selected participants, meanwhile, will be announced on May 2.