For the past six years, Finland has held the title of the happiest country in the world.
10 lucky people will get to go for free to the Nordic country's four-day happiness masterclasses in June. When it becomes available online, others will be able to study from home.
We get a question about how happy you are. The senior director of international marketing at BusinessFinland said in a statement. It's not a mystical state, but a skill that can be learned and shared, and that's what we believe makes Finns happy.
The U.S. is ranked 15th in the World Happiness Report, yet the US is marketing itself as uniquely positioned to take on the challenge.
People's own reported satisfaction with their lives can be used to measure happiness and well-being. Social support, income, health, freedom, generosity and absence of corruption are some of the factors that make the World Happiness Report possible.
Low levels of crime and corruption, as well as efficient public services and access to nature, are some of the reasons why people in the country are so content.
They want to help people find and master the state of mind of their native country.
"We've chosen the best coaches, one of the most breath-taking resorts in Finland, and a time in the early summer amid the beautiful Nordic nature for our lesson," he said. Anyone interested should definitely apply because it's a unique opportunity to discover something valuable.
What the class entails
Four coaches who are experts in various fields will teach the four main themes of the happiness crash course. The program is going to be more detailed.
Participants are expected to arrive the day before and leave the day after the event.
The Kuru Resort is a luxury resort that is surrounded by fragrant pine forests and breath-taking views.
A private sauna and spa will be given to each participant.
The villas have no TVs and even the bedding has been approved by sleep specialists because they emphasize good sleep and a digital cleanse.
They say that every minute detail at the resort is designed to help you relax.
The expenses of participants will be paid. They have to hold up their end of the deal, because they will be filmed throughout their visit, and that will be used in Visit Finland's communications and advertising.
How to apply
Anyone over the age of 18 can apply, either individually or with a friend, family member or partner.
They are looking for people who don't represent brands or companies and are comfortable being filmed.
They are looking for outgoing people who are interested in nature. You don't need to be a self-help enthusiast or have survival skills to enjoy the outdoors. The only thing we want is an open mind.
People need to fill out an online form and complete a social media challenge before they can be considered.
The challenge is to create content that shows "what things make you believe you may be secretly a Finn" and explain why you want to take the class.
Do you prefer going to a forest than to a party? When you run out of coffee, do you feel desperation? Is it better to wash up in a lake than in the shower? "That's just your inner Finn, that's what the challenge is about," Visit Finn said.
The winners will be announced on social media a month after the application closes.
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