Leadership, Communication and Responsible Tourism

Intensive, three-week study tracks have been designed to challenge and inspire you in your studies. Jamk Summer School includes lectures, workshops, get-togethers and interesting site visits. Each year Jamk Summer School gathers around 200 students and lecturers from e.g. USA, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Singapore, and from Europe. 

Welcome to Jyväskylä, Finland, between 2 June - 22 June 2023

The Summer School programme starts with a weekend in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, where we ask the students to arrive on Friday 2 June. Our student tutors will meet you at the airport and guide you to the city centre and your accommodation. Two nights at a hostel, guided sightseeing tour and bus transfer to Jyväskylä on Sunday 4 June are all included in the administration fee. The orientation will take place in Helsinki, on Saturday 3th of June, 5:00 p.m (UTC+2). You will meet faculty and students from all over the world and get familiar with the practicalities of the summer school. The Official Opening Ceremony for Jamk Summer School students and professors will be held on Monday, June 5 at 9 a.m. in Jamk Dynamo campus. The first lectures will begin after the event.

Classmates from various colleges and universities add to your experience both inside and outside the classroom. Together, you’ll take courses and broaden your network — an important facet in today’s global, and competitive, workplace environment. So in addition to learning, the summer school offers you a chance to experience the future of team work in the digital age.

Welcome to our Summer School, one of the best experiences of your life! 

Apply to Summer School from 1 March to 1 May 2023. 

Download Summer School Brochure


Courses 2022 | 3 ECTS each

In the Leadership, Communication and Tourism programme you can choose from 1 to 4 courses of your own choice. Each course is 3 ECTS. After completing the courses you will receive a Transcript of Records on the credits you have earned. Contact hours are between 9 am - 5 pm on weekdays. 

Studies are a practical-oriented alternative to traditional university education and give the students an excellent combination of hands-on skills along with a strong theoretical knowledge base.

Note: The academic content of some courses is suitable for both Bachelor's and Master's level. Please follow the link to the course descriptions and check the accreditation procedure with your home university.

Tentative schedule

  • First week: 5. - 9.6. | 5 days

  • Second week: 12. - 15.6. | 4 days

  • Third week: 19. - 21.6. | 3 days

Closing Ceremony 21st of June

On Wednesday 21st of June we will have an official closing ceremony in Jamk Dynamo campus, Lutakko, where you will receive your official certification of attendance. 



If you're not planning to stay in Finland after the Summer School ends, remember to book a flight from Helsinki Airport for Thursday 22 June. Note that you have to take a train (or a bus, but we recommend the train - it's faster) from Jyväskylä to Helsinki Airport on Thursday morning. You are responsible for booking and paying for your own train ticket.


Cancellation policy of the summer school fee

  • Until the 1st May it is possible to cancel your participation without any penalty.
  • From 2nd May to 15th May it is possible to cancel your participation but we withhold 50% of the fee (375 euros/student)
  • After 16th May it is possible to cancel your participation but we withhold 100% of the fee (750 euros/student)
  • Note! Hotel booking and weekend study tours cancellation are your responsibility as they are not included in the  Jamk summer school fee package. They have other cancellations policies. Check the website.

Accommodation Options

We recommend you three accommodation options to choose from. To make a booking for the GreenStar Hotel please send an email to rkorkia@jamk.fi

For Verso Hotel you can make the bookings via the the hotels' website with the booking code according to the instructions that will be sent to you by email after you have registered for the Summer School.

For Forenom Hostel Jyväskylä, contact the hostel directly and indicate the codes for mini or twin room (found below).

Soihtu Stay opens on the 5th of June 2023 and our reservation system for summer schools is open until the 29th of April 2023. Make sure to book your accommodation before the deadline. You can book accommodation from the link: https://secure.soihtu.fi/en/summerschool/ . Check the prices from below

See the information & prices of the hotels below:

Greenstar Hotel

The hotel is located only a 5-minute walk from the Jamk’s Dynamo Campus, where the classes will be held. The price includes breakfast, internet access,  and the possibility to use laundry, fridges and kitchenette. To book a room, send an email to rkorkia@jamk.fi.

Dates & Prices:

  • 4 June – 22 June 2023 (18 nights)
  • Single room: 1422€/person ; Double room: 801€/person ; 3 person room: 594€/person. Prices include breakfast

Verso Urban Hotel

The hotel is located at the very heart of the city (Kauppakatu street), which grants immediate access to various shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants. The price includes breakfast & internet access. To book a room, contact the hotel directly. Only 15 rooms are available for Verso.

Dates & Prices:

  • 4 June – 22 June 2023 (18 nights)
  • Single room: 90€/night
  • Double room: 99€/night (49,50€/person)

Forenom Hostel

Forenom Hostel offers a homey and cost-effective alternative on the city’s busiest and most popular street. This means that all the services are literally at your doorstep. You can cook your own food in the shared kitchens which are located in each floor. To book a room, contact Forenom Jyväskylä directly and use the promo code:

  • Mini room: JAMK2022
  • Twin roomJAMK20221

Dates Prices:

  • 5 June – 23 June 2022 (18 nights)
  • Mini room: 40€/night
  • Twin room: 55 €/night


Soihtu Stay offers low budget accommodation in Jyväskylä. We offer apartments with character for temporary needs and travelling in the idyllic student village Kortepohja. You get access to the village service during your stay: sauna, laundry, and gym free of charge! Takeaway breakfast is also available.

The distance to the city centre is about three kilometres. There are straight bus routes from the terminal of local traffic to the Student Village, and the ride takes only ten minutes.

Dates & Prices: 

  • 6.-23.6.202222,62 euro/person/night

The price includes accommodation in own room in a shared apartment (3-4 rooms per apartment), breakfasts from Mondays to Saturdays (not on Sundays), bed linen and some of our Student Village services. More information is provided in the reservation system. When booking an accommodation, the student accepts the terms and conditions of Soihtu Stay summer schools. These are also available in the reservation system.

The Jamk Summer School has been an unforgettable voyage that will remain in my heart forever. It is definitely the period where I found myself and learned a great deal about myself. But, most importantly, I earned friends from all over the world from different cultures. They were the ones who made this journey unforgettable and easy. And that's one of the most rewarding aspects of the summer school experience.

The joys this summer school life has given me are surely countless and will remain to be the best days of my life.

-Jupiter Dalai, Humber College, ON, Canada

Social Programme - Business Summer School

Take part in cultural and social activities in Jyväskylä: e.g. an evening cruise on Lake Päijänne and a traditional Finnish Sauna-night with barbequing and swimming in a lake.

Orientation Weekend in Helsinki and Study Tours

You can join our excursion to Stockholm, Sweden and you can travel on your own or with other students e.g. to Tallinn, Estonia.

Student experiences from Business Summer School

Before you make a decision of your life, take a look at student experiences and watch videos published by previous Summer School students.

Jyväskylä, City of Students

Jyväskylä has four beautiful seasons ranging from warm green summers to crisp white winters. The city, located in Central Finland, is surrounded by numerous beautiful lakes and scenic nature. Finland and Jyväskylä are safe places to study and live in. Jyväskylä is a city of students, where every 3rd person that you pass by is a student. The city is very dynamic. Take a look at the sports and cultural activities, not to mention the restaurants and cafés. One of Jamk’s international students was very surprised to get her lost wallet back. This can actually happen in Jyväskylä! Honesty is the hallmark of Finnish culture.

  • a pocket size metropol with a lively urban centre
  • all the services, shops, schools and work are close at hand
  • a wide variety of leisure and sport activities
  • a modern centre for industry and learning
  • situated between lakes and hills
  • population over 140,000

Contact information

Risto Korkia-Aho

Kansainvälisten asioiden koordinaattori, International Coordinator
LIKE Hallinto, Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Olga Afanaseva

Koulutuskoordinaattori, Education Coordinator
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Anastasiia Mikhlina

Koulutuskoordinaattori, Education Coordinator
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business