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BU Exchange - HAAGA-HELIA University in Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
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Spring 2020 11/02/2019 11/16/2019 01/21/2020 05/08/2020
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Language of Instruction: English, Finnish
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Recommended Academic Area:
Business Education, Communication Studies, Economics, Finance, Information and Technology Management, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications
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Minimum GPA:
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Class Eligibility:
graduate, junior, senior, sophomore second semester
Program Description:
Program Description:

Study Abroad in Helsinki, Finland!

at the HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Science

The City of Helsinki
  • 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
  • Tourism
  • 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.

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