Extended Program: Excursion to Helsinki
Time and duration: Saturday- Wednesday 2.-6.6.2018
For summer school participants interested in learnin about some of the social service programs and cultural offerings of Finland's largest city, Helsinki, we offer an extended summer school program. The region around Helsinki forms a metropolitan area with over one million inhabitants and is the home of the majority of immigrant and refugee populations. As the capital of Finland, Helsinki houses the Office of the President, the Parliament, and many government ministries. It is also the home of many wonderful museums and other cultural attractions. As a group, we will visit one such attraction: Suomenlinna, a 17th century island fortress in the Gulf of Finland. We also will visit some exemplary social service agencies. There will also be free time to explore the city on your own. You should periodically check this website for the specific itinerary.
Participants in the Helsinki excursion are responsible for makin their own travel, lodging and other arrangements as there will be no accompanying University of Lapland staff (however, there will be staff from the U.S., Hong Kong, and possibly other countries). The lodging site for summer school participants is the Hostel Academica. Accommodation costs are about 120 € for the entire stay. When possible, and if desired, we will help arrange rooms with three people to cut down on costs.
If you want to participate in this part of the program, be sure to fully complete the section of the application pertaining to the Helsinki excursion. Submitting you summer school application early will help us to coordinate these arrangements.