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AFS students come to Finland from all over the world to discover our reputed education system, and to experience our four seasons and the possibilities they offer. Winter sports like skiing and skating are popular in Finland, and during the warmer months many take advantage of the possibility to cycle and to play sports outside.

AFS students live with host families and get to know Finnish culture, traditions and language (in a few cases, the Swedish language) firsthand. Students attend local high schools and most students have a chance to attend a formal ball/prom in February. Finnish high schools have a broad selection of courses to choose from, ranging from languages and humanities to sciences and arts. While Finnish schools generally do not have many extracurricular activities, AFSers may find hobbies in organized sports clubs and the like.

– 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

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • School Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Materials
  • Project Materials
  • Stipend