Finland - Summer Study Abroad

Lake Paivanne photo

SJSU Summer Abroad, Jyväskylä, Finland

Participate in JAMK's Summer School Program in Leadership, Communication and Tourism from 31 May-21 June 2019 and earn up to 6 units of upper division COMM credit in the land of white nights and northern lights.


Three weeks of learning and exploring with students and professors from around the world.

Students may choose up to 4 of the following courses (up to 6 SJSU upper division units):

• Global Team Leadership
• Creativity Management
• Leadership Communication in a Global World
• Mastering European Business
• Sport Event Management
• Global Destination Branding
• Digital Solutions in Service Management
• Services Design
• International Business Speaking
• Scandinavian Business Culture and Communication
• Russian Business Culture and Communication
• Concept Lab: Multidisciplinary Game Development Project

Estimated price for the program: $3065, which includes transport from Helsinki to JAMK, courses, accommodation, local activities and student support.


31 May-21 June 2019.


The land of the midnight sun. JAMK University is located in beautiful Jyväskylä, Finland (population 137,000), birthplace of Finland's renowned educational system. JAMK has approximately 8000 students from over 60 countries. The city is home to national parks and lakes, but also restaurants and shops. English is one of three official languages, along with Finnish and Swedish. Participants may readily explore the surrounding countries or cultures, or they may choose to join any of three optional excursions to Tallinn, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg.


Any SJSU student may enroll, including graduate students.

COMM majors may apply these units toward their Foundations, Inquiry and Practice requirements.

COMM course substitutions can be arranged.

Competitive grants and scholarships are available to help defray costs. Financial aid is available for students who take six or more units during the summer.

If you're not a COMM major, consult with your advisor for how you might be able to apply this experience to your program of study.


Why not?!?

Finland is the world's most stable country (Fragile States Index)

Finland is the greenest country in the world (The Environmental Performance Index, 2016)

Finland is the best place for women to work (The Economist)

Finland is the happiest nation in Europe (UK Office for National Statistics)

It's an amazing opportunity to learn in an international setting for not much more than you would have spent to stay in San José for the summer.


Be sure to submit your application as soon as possible [from November 5 through January 15]. You can submit your application via the SJSU Study Abroad Program website:

You can also reach out to Dr. Fassett and Dr. Wood with any questions you have about the program: