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Glossary entry for program parameter 10370Recommended Academic Area:
|Business Education, Communication Studies, Economics, Finance, Information and Technology Management, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications|
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Glossary entry for program parameter 10373Class Eligibility:
|graduate, junior, senior, sophomore second semester|
Study Abroad in Helsinki, Finland!
at the HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Science
- Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland, located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea with a metropolitan area population of around 1,200,000.
- Helsinki is a major European city and a center for politics, education, finance, culture and research.
- In 2011, Monocle Magazine's Liveable Cities Index ranked Helsinki the most liveable city in the world, and its beauty has earned it the name "Pearl of the Baltic."
- Helsinki is located on the southern coast and is spread across a number of bays and peninsulas and over a number of islands.
- Helsinki was founded in 1550, but remained small until after 1810, when it became the capitol.
- Since then, the city has enjoyed steady growth, especially in recent decades.
- Its museums, theaters, concerts, and festivals establish Helsinki as one of the great cultural centers of Europe.
- Its strategic location as a port city has attracted major corporations (Intel, Apple, Proctor & Gamble) and a number of international corporations have been founded in Helsinki.
The Haaga-Helia University offers a number of degree programs taught in English:
- Multilingual Management Assistants
- International Business
- International Sales and Marketing
- Business Information Technology
- Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management
- Sports and Leisure Management
- Study in Helsinki costs just about the same as studying in Bloomsburg. See the budget sheets posted above.
- Students pay tuition and fees at Bloomsburg University, the same as if they were taking classes in Bloomsburg.
- Financial aid and grants apply to study in Helsinki as they would at Bloomsburg.
- SCHOLARSHIPS are available for students who study abroad on exchange programs from a variety of sources.
- Students pay minor fees to cover health insurance, incidental program costs, and the student identification.
- Student IDs not only allow access to university facilities, such as the library, but are also good for student discounts.
- Exchange students live in the HOAS apartments (single room in a shared apartment) and rent ranges from $530 to $730 per month.
- Although there is no meal plan as we know it, the student restaurants offer a wide variety of meals at very low prices, from about $1.35 to $4.00. Otherwise, students generally prepare their own meals at home or eat out.
- Students are responsible for their own travel. Travel costs can vary.
- A round-trip ticket to Helsinki from Newark International Airport is currently around $900-$1100.
- Students can often find student discounts for airfare. See the General Information and Handy Links page.
- Volunteer HAAGA-HELIA student tutors pick-up incoming exchange students from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport or the central railway station in Helsinki, and take them to their apartment by using public transportation.
- Students must be full-time students and take the equivalent of 12 to 18 BU credits.
- Credits transfer as per advisement with the program director.
- BU students study for one or two semesters in Helsinki.
- Students can take classes offered in the major programs listed above.
- We strongly encourage students to study abroad for two semesters, especially if international activity will be part of future career plans or if a student is planning to apply to graduate school.
- Autumn term begins mid-August and ends mid-December. Spring term begins around the second week of January and and ends mid-June.
To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled full time at Bloomsburg University or at a University in the PA State System of Higher Education and be in good academic standing.