Aalto University Summer School

Experience the Finnish summer with Aalto University Summer School

Fun social program is a key part of the Aalto University Summer School experience.
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Aalto University Summer School comes to life on our beautiful Otaniemi campus and outside of it with new friends.

Aalto University Summer School is designed for summer fun in Finland

Aalto University Summer School is not only abuut studying, but also a social experience. We believe that enjoying the Finnish summer is the best way to get the most out of intense academic experiences and challenging coursework. That is why, each year, students get to enjoy fun, Finnish summer activities and visit the most important summer sites together with coursemates.

Taking courses at Aalto University Summer School is an easy way to grasp Finnish culture and the Helsinki region. Whilst we develop the social program every year, check what we have done in the past and picture yourself spending summer 2021 at Aalto University!

Social Program at Aalto University Summer School in the past

Here are some examples of what we have done in the past. Some of these options may be included in the service fees for courses, whereas others are voluntary to take part in and require you to purchase tickets, accommodation, food or beverages yourself. Please check the course description for what is included!

What you can easily do on your own in Finland

Not all social program needs to be organized. Exploring Finland yourself can be an inspiring way to spend your summer before, after or in-between the courses you have selected. Here are some tips on how you can complete your journey to be ever so inspiring.

Check out the ‘This is Finland’ page gathered by Aalto University staff for all things and tips Finnish!

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This is Finland

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland an attractive study destination for international students. Boasting the largest technology hub of the Nordic countries, Finland is a world leader in information technology, business, design and many other academically centred fields.

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Social program online?

An inspiring exchange experience can also take place online! In case we have to move the courses online for some reason, like in 2020, there is no need to worry. These are some of the online activities we piloted for some of our students in summer 2020.

  • Academic dinner. Introducing the Finnish traditional academic festivities! Cook a traditional meal, take a comfortable seat and join the celebration.
  • Get together. Who are your coursemates? Whilst lectures are interactive even online, there may be a shortage of chatter. Facilitated international networking.
  • Get to know Finland. We’ve made you a set of podcasts! In this session, we discuss what we learned and can share questions and thoughts about culture.
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