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Two Awarded Free Travel Abroad in Finland

April 25, 2019

As the school year comes to a close and students finalize their summer plans, two of Finlandia University’s students, Mindy Aho and Lindsey Johnson, will be traveling abroad to study at Haaga-Heila University of Applied Sciences in Finland tuition free.

The women took advantage of one of the many international partner opportunities Finlandia has to offer to students. The summer school will have a strong focus on the topics of service, sales and entrepreneurship.

“The course material will revolve around how to start and run your own business, which is what I want to do after I graduate,” said Aho. “I have several art-related business ideas that I have been researching over the years, and I am very excited to gain more knowledge regarding the actual business side of things.”

Johnson, just as excited, is looking forward to learning a great deal about the way the Finnish University does business, how their school system works and about herself.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” she said. “I am excited to see how I will grow as a person from traveling abroad and seeing how another country does business.”

The program will last four weeks between the months of July and August.

In addition to taking classes both girls also have Finnish heritage and are excited to explore the countryside and learn more about the place their family roots came from.

Students are highly encouraged to explore the study abroad opportunities that FinnU has to offer. Studying abroad is a great way to experience a new culture and gain unique experiences.

If you are interested in studying abroad check out Finlandia’s study abroad page or contact Director of Global Initiatives Cathleen Fuller at cathleen.fuller@finlandia.edu.


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