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March 4, 2019

Nick Tobey Selected as Ponsse Intern for 2019

Tobey is the fifth intern to be selected for Finlandia’s exclusive internship

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Nick Tobey has been chosen as the 2019 Ponsse Eineri Vidgrén Foundation intern.

“I’m excited to work with such a well-known and respected company,” said Tobey. “I’m eager to build international connections and learn business practices from an international perspective.”

Tobey, a junior majoring in accounting, learned more about the opportunity from last year’s intern, Haley Makela. Shortly after hearing about Makela’s experience, Tobey [...]

Cat Fuller and Michael Babcock for Finlandia Fridays
March 1, 2019

Going International with Director of Global Initiatives Cat Fuller

Finlandia Fridays crosses borders this week with Director of Global Initiatives Cat Fuller. Member of the FinnU family since September, Fuller describes her job as “dealing with everything international.” Fuller deals with international recruitment, study abroad, and assisting faculty members who want to run their own programs abroad or do research abroad.

Fuller’s first semester saw her overseas, visiting China, the Netherlands and Finland. In China, Fuller visited area high schools to recruit students and attended a fair in Beijing. [...]

February 20, 2019

Soup and Salad fundraiser for Service and Learning in Tanzania returns March 2

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock is set to host the annual Soup and Salad Lunch as well as the silent auction fundraiser for this year’s Service and Learning in Tanzania experience for Finlandia University students.

“While a three-week experience of serving and learning in Tanzania is priceless, the actual cost of $3,000 is not always affordable for students,” said Dr. René Johnson, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of Servant Leadership. “Students are responsible for $2,000 [...]

February 14, 2019

Who loves the Kalevala? We love the Kalevala! Kalevalathon comes to Finlandia February 28

Join students and faculty in celebration of Kalevala Day, also known as the Day of Finnish Culture, for the inaugural Kalevalathon on Thursday, February 28 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The participants from Finlandia University’s Finnish & Nordic Studies Program will be performing a 5.5-hour marathon reading of Kalevala.

“The Kalevala is an enduring symbol of Finnishness that is present around us, even in the Copper Country,” said Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, [...]

Haaga-Helia Summer 2020

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is seeking students for it’s summer school to learn business principles and experience Finland through engaging social programming.

While attending the University students will be participating in various trips, events and enjoying the beauty of surrounding Helsinki. The focus of study during the program will be that of leadership, sales and entrepreneurship. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn about Haaga-Helia’s Startup School. [...]

Exchange Opportunities

For Current FinnU Students

Finlandia University students have the opportunity to study in Finland at one of the university’s partner institutions by participating in a student exchange. The International Exchange Program enables FinnU students to study at a variety of Finnish institutions, while earning Finlandia credit and being immersed in the Finnish culture.

Students who are approved to enroll in the Finlandia exchange pay Finlandia tuition, which allows you to maintain your financial aid package, including grants and scholarships (unique partner [...]

Gap Year

Not sure what direction you want to go in life? Consider taking a gap year. We’d be happy to welcome you to Finlandia University for your gap year!

Benefits of a Gap Year at Finlandia Study for one or two concurrent semesters  Study in English Select courses not available at your home university – including wellness courses in yoga, hiking, snowshoeing, martial arts and spinning! Reasonable tuition On-campus housing with FinnU students Located in the Upper Great Lakes – caring, comfortable, safe, and supportive small town [...]

Global Initiatives

Welcome! We’re so glad you’ve decided that you belong at Finlandia University!

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States – we are honored that you chose Finlandia University to either start or continue your higher education.

International students are a vital part of Finlandia University’s population, as well as the local community. We were founded in 1896 by Finnish immigrants, and our connection to Finland and the international community remains strong. We’ve accepted students from other countries for years [...]

JAMK University Summer 2019

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is one of Finlandia University’s partner institutions whereby the university has a one-on-one relationship and formal agreement signed between our two institutions.

Each year the JAMK Summer School Summer School programme Leadership, Communication and Tourism is from May 31 to June 19. It attracts approximately 100 students from countries like Argentina, Mexico, USA, Canada, Singapore, China, Russia and other European countries. Excellent visiting professors across the world bring their own inspiring academic expertise to teaching.

JAMK has dedicated [...]

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