I travelled to the United States last spring for the first time in my life. I wasn't sure what to expect. However, I guessed that my idea of America and the American people that was mainly based on TV series, encyclopedias and newspapers, would be different after the practical training period that I was going to take. It was getting dark and the weather was warm and humid, when I arrived at the Des Moines international airport. "You are not going to see the midnight sun and the coniferous forests like in Finland this summer," said Professor Harold 'Sande' McNabb on the way to Ames. He also told me about the black soil of Iowa and the open fields that we were just passing by. Regrettably I couldn't see any of them because of the darkness.
"A FINNISH COUNTRY BOY AT ISU,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 77
, Article 10.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol77/iss1/10