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Orientation Days in Helsinki

Helsinki weekend 29-31 May 2020

Fresh and surprising. Dynamic and lively. Enjoy the slow rhythm of urban Helsinki. Explore and be inspired. The Summer School experience starts with a weekend in our beautiful capital Helsinki. Our student tutors will meet you at your arrival to Finland and guide and spend time with you and your fellow students in Helsinki. Professional tour guides will take you for a city tour and show the most interesting attractions and sights, such as the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Sibelius Monument etc. Helsinki is a modern city with half a million residents and yet full of history and small enough for you to get around easily. We will also open our Summer School in Helsinki as part of your orientation.  After enjoying the capital’s summertime hustle and bustle, you can hop on one of our buses taking you directly to Jyväskylä. Hel yeah! More information later! 

Accommodation note: the admin fee covers your stay at Eurohostel (see the page concerning fees), but if you wish, you can book accommodation on your own in Helsinki. Make sure to inform your tutors if you're not staying at Eurohostel. We reccommend you Hotel Arthur, but you can choose your own.

Optional Study Tours

You can join our excursions to Tallinn, Estonia, St Petersburg, Russia and Stockholm, Sweden. You can also travel on your own or with other students as Jyväskylä is located in the centre of Finland making it very easy for one to explore the other Finnish cities and small towns during the weekends. And why not make the most of your time in Northern Europe and continue your stay with a visit to any European countries, which are only a few hours away by plane. Optional study tours are organised by different travel agencies.

Tallinn, Estonia 31 May 2020 (a day trip)

Welcome to Tallinn - The Times We Had! Tallinn - the Estonial Capital, is known for its medieval Old Town with places of fascinating contrasts. The city centre boasts of beautiful churches and major landmarks nestled between modern high-rises. All sights are conveniently located only a short stroll away from each other. Read more information

Spend a weekend in Stunning Stockholm, Sweden, 12-14 June 2020

The beautiful capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands around one of the Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval city centres. The list of things to do in Stockholm is endless and there are more than a hundred attractions

to choose from. You can visit the Royal Palace, amusement park, museums, parks, historical sites, go shopping or just walk around the beautiful Old Town, one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm, founded in 1252.
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St. Petersburg, Russia 19 - 22 June 2020

(NB! No visa needed when travelling by ferry)

One of the world's most beautiful cities, St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, mysterious twilight of the White Nights, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. Read more information