Semester or Year in Finland


Image of River in Finland
Finland is known for its unspoiled natural scenery, vast areas of lakes and forests, saunas and the midnight sun as well as for clean modern cities showcasing great architecture and design and a rich variety of cultural activities.
Location: Finland
Language of Instruction: EnglishFinnish
Academic Disciplines: -Open to All Majors
Program Type: Semester or Academic Year

  • Study abroad in Finland, ranked the top educational system in the world
  • Wide range of courses in English available
  • Experience the northern lights, saunas, and a rich variety of architecture and design
  • Internship opportunities available at most sites (ISEP)

ISEP is an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. ISEP coordinates student exchanges between the United States and 42 other countries. In addition, ISEP has an international -to-international program facilitating exchanges between ISEP member universities based outside the United States. During the last THIRTY years, ISEP has successfully sent more than 34,000 students on international exchanges and study abroad programs all over the world.

ISEP and MAUI-Utrecht are total immersion programs. In most cases, ISEP and MAUI-Utrecht participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for an ISEP or a MAUI-Utrecht site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

Finland is known for its unspoiled natural scenery, vast areas of lakes and forests, saunas and the midnight sun as well as for clean modern cities showcasing great architecture and design and a rich variety of cultural activities. A world leader in technology (think Nokia cell phones), Finland has one of the highest standards of living in the world. You couldn’t ask for more in a study abroad destination!

For more information on ISEP sites in Finland, check out ISEP Finland.

For more information on the MAUI-Utrecht site in Finland, check out MAUI-Utrecht Finland.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

For more information about ISEP, contact Charlie Ambrose at chambrose@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott. 

For more information about MAUI-Utrecht, contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott. 

For more information regarding costs and deadlines, refer to the program coordinator.