Winter sunrise in Finland
Finland

Finland

Welcome to Finland – the land of the thousand lakes! Spending your high school exchange in the hidden gem of Finland is an excellent choice for you who want a truly unique exchange experience in an interesting, yet a quite uncommercial country.

Highlights of High School Programs

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Exchange student in Finland

Become an exchange student in Finland – the land of the thousand lakes! Finland is a beautiful and snowy country as well as one of the world’s most northern nations. It is known for its mesmerizing nature, midnight sun, and characteristic language, among many other things.

Spending your high school exchange in the hidden gem of Finland is an excellent choice for students who want a truly unique exchange experience in an interesting, yet quite noncommercial country. With four distinct seasons, an amazing education system, and friendly people, a fun and exciting experience awaits in the land of Santa Claus.

Tervetuloa suomeksi!

Where do students live?

Staying with a Finnish host family

By staying with a Finnish host family, you will gain a true insight into both the everyday life in the country, but also traditions and holidays.

You will get the opportunity to practice your skills in Finnish with your host family every day. In some cases, you can also improve your Swedish skills. Swedish is an official language in Finland, and approximately 5 % of the population here speak the language fluently. The aim for you as an exchange student in Finland is to learn Finnish, but if you get the chance, take the opportunity to learn some useful Swedish phrases as well, just for fun.

Families all over Finland

Our host families live all over Finland, and they all look different. Some have children, some do not, some live in apartments, and others in houses. The Finns may be quite reserved in the beginning, so do not be afraid of taking initiatives and ask questions, both at home and in school. Once you have gotten to know them, they are open, honest, and very friendly people.

Your future host family may live in or near the large towns of Helsinki and Tampere, up north in snowy Lapland or in the ancient towns of Turku and Savonlinna. No matter where you will live and study, you will definitely get a unique experience of the fascinating country

High School Programs in Finland

Classic High School is the traditional high school program that most students choose. This is the perfect choice for you who long for a genuine exchange experience. We match you with a carefully selected host family and high school in your chosen country. You can be placed in a bustling big city, charming coastal town, or on the countryside close to the nature. This is the program for you that are open-minded, and excited to try new things. 

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