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Semester or Year 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: 
English
Finnish
Term: 
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • 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)
Program Summary: 

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!

ISEP Finland website: http://www.isep.org/students/Directory/member_site.asp?CSID=75
MAUI-Utrecht Finland website: http://www.midamericauniversities.org/partners_utrecht/helsinki.html

Further Reading: 

For more information, contact Melody Stratton at melodystratton@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott. (ISEP)

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

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


Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
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KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
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