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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).

You can apply if you are born between 14 December 2001 and 14 December 2004

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