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December 3, 2020

Former exchange student, Katariina Piironen, reflects on her FinnU experience

Katariina or “Kata” Piironen was an exchange student during the 2019-20 academic year from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences in Kajaani, Finland. We asked her a few questions about her time at Finlandia and her studies in the International School of Business

Why did you pick Finlandia?

When choosing where to go for exchange I had two main requirements. First, was that I want to go somewhere where I can speak English on a daily basis. Second, [...]

Parade of Nations 2019
September 21, 2019

Parade of Nations Parade: 30 Years of Bridging Cultures

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival.

The parade begins at 11 a.m., making its way through Hancock across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Houghton. There’s a float contest featuring $600 in cash prizes. Everyone is invited to march with their country.

The procession winds up at Dee Stadium, a historic waterfront venue transformed into a global marketplace featuring [...]

March 26, 2019

Finlandia’s Director of Global Initiatives Selected for NAFSA Trainer Corps

Director of Global Initiatives, Cat Fuller, has been selected to serve as part of NAFSA: Association of International Educators Trainer Corps on a three-year term.

NAFSA is a non-profit professional organization for professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration, international student advising, campus internationalization, admissions, outreach, overseas advising and English as a Second Language (ESL) administration.

“I’ve been a member of NAFSA for many years,” said Fuller. “I want to [...]

September 21, 2018

Cat Fuller makes the move to the Copper Country to spearhead Global Initiatives at Finlandia

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Cathleen (Cat) Fuller to the newly established role of Director of Global Initiatives. The new role is an expansion upon Finlandia’s growing international presence.

“Cat embodies the expertise and leadership needed to successfully foster Finlandia’s emerging international strategic plan,” said Erin Barnett, Dean of Students & Enrollment. “Her global connections and relationships with colleagues in international higher education are invaluable.  With travel planned this fall to the Netherlands, China and Finland, her passport will be well [...]