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– Learn about our education system by attending a local high school
– Attend the high school students' formal ball/prom
– Discover Finnish culture and traditions
– Learn a new interesting language
– Experience our four seasons
– Explore our nature
– Try out new outdoor activities and sports
– Fall in love with the sauna

Eligibility Requirements

No Finnish language proficiency is needed upon arrival. An average English skill is required, but more important is a strong motivation to learn Finnish or Swedish (depending on placement).

AFS Finland covers some of the cost of Finnish/Swedish language material and/or course (where available) for students, and motivated students will find themselves being able to use a new language by the end of the year.

What's included in your experience

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • School Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Stipend