• Finland
26 - 52 weeks
Program Categories
Cultural Immersion Study Abroad
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Academic Year
Host Family


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals
What's Not Included
Some Activities Domestic Airfare Some Meals Visa
May 18, 2023
Dec 05, 2015
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About Program

Dispel any notions you might have of Finland being a cold, snowy, northern country; it is alive with vibrant culture, outdoor activities, lush landscapes, and the midnight sun. Finnish culture is colorful, with hundreds of arts festivals, a wide range of sporting events, and a balanced mix of small-town life and modern cities.

Common sense, no fuss, and making things work sums up how the Finns operate. Finland will stay with you long after your study abroad program. And be ready for anything: you will be placed anywhere between the northernmost village Utsjoki and the southernmost town of Hanko, and throughout Finland.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with AFS-USA for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

AFS-USA is committed to providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities, including mixed heritage, foreign nationalities, and all socio-economic levels.

LGBTQIA+ Support

AFS-USA welcomes members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and actively encourages and supports their participation in all types of AFS opportunities, including studying abroad, volunteering, and hosting exchange students.

Accessibility Support

AFS-USA is committed to practicing and promoting accessibility and inclusion.

Program Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the Finnish language - the best way to become fluent.
  • Live with a host family to deepen your immersion and connection to Finnish culture. If you’re like most AFSers, you won’t want to leave this second family and home.
  • Experience a country with world-class academics.
  • Make connections and memories you'll never forget with other AFS exchange students from all over the world.
  • Become a global citizen. Gain intercultural communication skills. Build your college and career resume. Help create a more peaceful, understanding world.

Program Reviews

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More than you Signed Up for

You will never be prepared for what this experience has to offer, so don't even try to be prepared. Be excited, be nervous, be adventurous, but don't be prepared. Let everything surprise you and come with an open mind. Explore and don't be afraid to emotionally invest, because you will do it anyway.

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Questions & Answers

Hello Monte, this would largely depend on where in Finland you are hosted. Please contact studyabroad@afsusa.org for more information. Best wishes, AFS-USA