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Title: Finland


1
Finland
  • Finland is for the most part a quiet land, where
    a ramshackle cottage by a lake and a properly
    stoked sauna is all that's required for
    happiness. It's a vast expanse of forests and
    lakes and more forests, punctuated by towns full
    of people who are genuinely surprised to see
    tourists.
  • During the months of the midnight sun, coastal
    regions are a sailing and fishing paradise.
    Inland, the largest unspoilt wilderness in Europe
    attracts thousands of trekkers every year. In the
    south, the capital Helsinki is a paradise for
    lovers of art and architecture.
  • When the nights are long in Finland (and they can
    be very, very long) it's tempting to huddle
    inside with a vodka, but it's much more fun
    outdoors. You can ski across vast frozen lakes or
    relax in a sauna, beating yourself ever so gently
    with a fragrant branch of birch leaves to loosen
    the travel grime.

2
More About Finland
  • Full country name Republic of FinlandArea
    338,145 sq kmPopulation 5.19 millionCapital
    City Helsinki (pop 891,000)People Finns,
    minorities of Swedes, Sami, RomaLanguage
    Swedish, English, FinnishReligion Lutheran
    Orthodox Government presidential republicHead
    of Government President Tarja Halonen
  • Finland's traces of human settlement date back to
    the thaw of the last Ice Age some 10,000 years
    ago. The Finns' ancestors seem to have dominated
    half of northern Russia before arriving on the
    north of the Baltic coast well before the
    Christian era. By the end of the Viking Age,
    Swedish traders and chieftains had extended their
    interests throughout the Baltic region. Over the
    centuries, Finland has sat precariously between
    the Protestant Swedish empire and Eastern
    Orthodox Russia. For seven centuries, from the
    12th century until 1809, it was part of Sweden.

3
History
  • Theres simply too much to tell!
  • You MUST Go!!!
  • Lets Look At A Map of Finland

4
The Universitys Primary Regions of Influence
Geophysical Observatory Research Liaison Officer
(OY, LY)
Sodankylä
Oulanka Biological StationNaturpolis Kuusamo
Rovaniemi

Meri-Lappi Institute Research Liaison Officer
Kuusamo
Kemi
University of Oulu
Hailuoto
Perämeri Research Station
Department of Teacher EducationResearch and
Development Center
OULU
Raahe
Graduate Engineer Training Program
Nivala
Chydenius Institute (JY) Research Liaison Officer
(OY, JY, VY)
Kokkola
Kajaani
Iisalmi
Research Liaison Officer (OY, KY)
Oulu Southern Institute
Vaasa
Kuopio
Joensuu
Jyväskylä
Tampere
Lappeenranta
Turku
Helsinki
5
Costs
  • Tuition - Same As ECU. You pay regular full-time
    tuition here.
  • Flight / Transportation Not too expensive.
  • Flights Might Set You Back a Bit, but the Rivers
    Scholarship is here.

6
Housing Costs Students must pay for dormitory o
ccupancy. The average cost is about
200 (euros) Transporta
tion Costs are not too much. Plus, theres th
e Rivers Scholarship!
7
Research in Focus Areas
  • Information technology
  • Electronics and system engineering,
    communications engineering, computer science and
    information engineering, software engineering and
    information systems (machine vision, automation,
    multimedia)
  • Biotechnology
  • Biosciences, biomedicine, molecular and cellular
    biology
  • Environment
  • Sustainable use of natural resources,
    cooperation with Environmental Administration,
    link to industry and commerce
  • Northern issues
  • Global change in the north, circumpolar health,
    northern activity

8
Scandinavian Studies Program
  • There are 6 Modules
  • Each module is 3 credits.
  • You must complete each course in the module for
    the 3 credits (except M1)
  • There is no need to take all modules, but you
    must take at least 4.
  • This equals 12 (transferable) credits.
  • Lets see the modules

9
  • Module 1
  • Historical and Linguistic Survey of Scandinavia
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Survival Finnish
  • Module 2
  • Geo-politics and Societies in Scandinavia
  • Political Systems in Finland Scandinavia
  • Educational Systems in Finland Scandinavia
  • Aspects of Finnish History Culture
  • Module 3
  • Indigenous Cultures of The Polar Region
  • Saami Culture
  • Study Trip to Lapland

10
More Modules
  • Module 4
  • The Arts of Scandinavia
  • Architecture
  • Fine Arts
  • Study Trip to Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm, and
    Turku
  • Module 5
  • Finnish Scandinavian Literature in Translation
  • Discussion Groups
  • Lectures
  • Module 6
  • Nordic Nature Environment
  • Human Conditions in the Circumpolar North
  • Introductory Lectures
  • Field Course at the Oulanka Research Station

11
Friendships Need Help Settling In?
  • The Kummi Family Program
  • In this program, a Finnish family is assigned to
    assist you in learning the area and coping with
    stresses associated with such an exchange
  • This is Optional.

12
Language Barriers NONE
Courses are offered in English for
Any Curriculum.
Upon Arrival All Exchange Students will
Participate In An Extensive Orientation Program
For this year, the program lasted five
days From Wednesday, Sept. 1 Sunday, Sept. 5t
h Getting Around Bus Pass Rail Pass/ Trai
n 3-wheel Scooters (used INSIDE of the huge
buildings)
13
Courses
  • Students can take courses in any faculty,
    including the faculty of Medicine!
  • Other Faculties
  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Biology/ Biochemistry
  • Dentistry
  • Architecture
  • and of course, Medicine.

14
Fall Spring
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Nordic Cultures Programs

Semester Begins Early September
Semester Ends Right Before Christmas
15
Summer Night in Oulu
16
Peaceful Lakeview
17
Lighthouse in Hailuoto Island
Photo Hakan Binici
18
Summer viewin Hailuoto Island
Photo Hakan Binici
19
Fishermen at Sundown in Oulu
Photo Hakan Binici
20
Fishermen and Sunset
Photo Hakan Binici
21
Summer Flowers
22
Rainbow after Thunderstromover University Sports
Hall
Photo Hakan Binici
23
End of Summer
Photo Petteri Hyvönen
24
Frostbite
Photo Petteri Hyvönen
25
Fall Colors in Hupisaari
26
Mushrooms in the Fall
Photo Hakan Binici
27
Fall in Oulu
Photo Natalie Wong
28
Fall Colors 2
Photo Petteri Hyvönen
29
Fall Colors 3
Photo Petteri Hyvönen
30
Winter View at the University
31
January Dusk over the University
32
Reindeer in Lapland
33
Snowy Path to Pikisaari Island
34
Parashuting over Frozen Sea in Oulu
35
Untouched Snow
36
Snowmobilers in Lapland
37
Snowflowers
Photo Petteri Hyvönen
38
Snow Covered Treesin Lapland
Photo Petteri Hyvönen
39
Snowcastle in Kemi
40
Ice Sculpturesin Kemi Snowcastle
Photo Timo Laapotti
41
Entrance to Kemi Snowcastle
Photo Timo Laapotti
42
For More Information
  • www.oulu.fi
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