Neither is Scandinavia, I should have just left Canada out so it would have been covered by the continent North America.
Anyway, another point i'd like to make for the OP is because you have XSI you should look into getting Half Life 2 and using the Source SDK to mess around in. HL2 is only around 20 pounds and you can get some mod making tools free with it.
With XSI(I havent looked into it) you can export models into the Level editor( Valve Hammer Editor). I use C4D so I can't though I think i'll buy XSI. Good ol Student Discount