• Finland
4 - 52 weeks
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Academic Year Fall Spring Winter
Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Price Details
Program Fee Includes:
--Airport pickup upon arrival
--Host family accommodation and 3 meals per day
--Comprehensive medical/accident insurance
--Arrival Orientation with your Finnish local coordinator
--Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program for use on college applications.
What's Included
Accommodation Meals
What's Not Included
Jan 05, 2024
Aug 13, 2019
13 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Studying abroad in Finland is not only an exciting travel adventure, but an academic opportunity to learn in one of the world's top educational systems. Stay with a host family, immerse yourself in the culture and explore the country of Finland! As a student studying and living abroad, you’ll make life-long friends and gain a deeper understanding of the Finnish language and culture, all while enjoying the breathtaking forests and lakes!

Students are able to choose between a 3-month, semester or academic year program to best work within their academic schedule.

Program at-a-glance:
-- Host family accommodation provides full language & cultural immersion
-- No previous language experience is required -- beginners welcome!
-- You can choose between trimester, semester or academic year lengths
-- Start dates available in spring or fall

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.



We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • Airport pick-up and host family accommodations and meals included in the program fee
  • Medical Insurance and 24/7 Emergency Contact Support
  • Assistance from a personal program manager before, during and after your program
  • Eligible to apply without having to meet any language requirements

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Opportunity to Study Abroad in Finland

Deciding to do this program was one of the smartest ideas I have had, in the duration of the program I learned so many things that I never knew and I felt like I grew into a new person. During the year I was there I got so much support from Greenheart and my local organization SUN experience which helped me thrive. I have so many outstanding memories of my experience that will stay with me for a life time. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone who enjoys doing new things, as this is a great chance to learn, travel, and make new friends. If you are unsure of whether or whether not you want to do this program, then my advice to you is to just go for it, because if you do it will be an amazing way to learn about a new culture.

59 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Opportunity to Explore Finnish & Nordic Culture

I can honestly say that my spring semester in high school abroad in Finland was the best experience of my life! During my time (2018), Greenheart Travel teams up with a local exchange organization called SUN Experiences. Having the smaller local coordinator making sure everything goes well with the family, school, and just life helps make the trip both safe and a blast. Many of my best memories and best friends have come from this exchange, so I would fully recommend doing it to anyone interested in Finland or Nordic culture!

75 people found this review helpful.

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