Aalto University Summer School

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The Aalto University Summer School team is here to help students and faculty build memorable academic experiences on the Otaniemi campus.
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The team welcomes students on the first day of the course. Photo: Laura Lumijärvi / Aalto University

Aalto University Summer School customer service

Please email the team address to ask questions about Aalto University Summer School.

Summer School team

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We are available to respond from Monday to Friday and will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Information for Summer School Applicants

Application guidelines and information about tuition fees at Aalto University Summer School.

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Travel arrangements for Summer School students

Learn about the guidelines for visa application and budgeting for your stay during the summer course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Aalto University Summer School? Here are some answers to most asked questions

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Summer School staff

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Laura Kitinoja

Program Director

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+358 50 577 2755

Laura works with Aalto faculty and partner universities across the globe to provide students with exhilarating experiences while they are visiting Finland for summer studies. What is her favourite thing about the Finnish summer? "Everything comes to life after a long winter snooze, both the gorgeous nature which wakes up with a big green blast at the beginning of the summer and the smiling people who do not seem to have a care in the world."

Laura can help you with curriculum development, application process, payment options, international mobility.

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Kiti Kainulainen

Specialist, Educational Exports

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+358 50 304 2276

Kiti is responsible for promoting Aalto University Summer School's educational courses. Her main focus is on customised courses as well as establishing and maintaining long-term partnerships with universities and other partners abroad. Moreover, Kiti coordinates and ensures the quality of custom courses. For Kiti, there's something magical about summer evenings. They're filled with a sense of endless possibilities, and that's why she loves them! 

Kiti can help you with custom courses, Summer School partnerships

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Marcela Acosta-Garcia

Program Manager

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+358 50 512 4296

Marcela is a project specialist working with EU partner universities to create learning opportunities at home or abroad. In the Summer School team, she works in projects for digitalization of education, international collaboration, lifelong learning, and development of transferrable skills. Marcela is always looking to create synergies across groups. For her, the best thing about the summer is the energy boost from the light and from seeing so many people enjoying the outdoors.

Marcela can help you with joint programs, EU projects, online courses.

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Natalia Villaman

Program Coordinator

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Natalia works together with the summer school teachers in designing the courses. 

Natalia can help you with design research & methods, participation & facilitation, and fostering sustainability through education.

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Johanna Fagerström

Marketing Specialist

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+358 50 310 5700

Johanna works as the Marketing Specialist at Summer School. She is responsible for all external and internal marketing and communication activities related to the summer school and winter school programs.

For Johanna, the Finnish summer is all about soaking up vitamin D and staying outdoors as much as possible with the family.


Paige Livingston

Program Assistant

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Paige works on summer school customer service emails and advice for incoming students. They support all incoming students both online and on campus. Paige’s favourite thing about the Finnish summer is having coffee on the terrace and selling their crochet items at flea markets.

Paige can help you with any questions related to the Summer School and embracing Finnish culture! 

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