Finland: JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Finland: SSA




Program Description 

This direct-enrollment summer study abroad program allows you to attend an international summer program at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. You’ll be immersed in a safe and beautiful natural environment enriched by architecture created by internationally known designers, such as Alvar Aalto. You’ll be able to explore the stunning Finnish landscape through a variety of outdoor activities, in a region recognized as one of the most beautiful areas in the nation.

  • Take an evening cruise on Lake Paijanne (Finland's longest and deepest lake)
  • Learn the cultural importance of sauna at a Finnish sauna-night with BBQ and swimming
  • Experience a traditional Summer Eve Finnish celebration at Varjola Estate
  • Join in on soccer games with students from around the world
  • Meet new friends from around the globe at picnics & get-togethers



Helsinki Weekend (included in cost)

May 29 - 31, 2020

The Summer School experience starts with a weekend in the beautiful capital, Helsinki. 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. After enjoying the capital’s summertime hustle and bustle, you can hop on one of our buses taking you directly to Jyväskylä to start your course.


Optional Excursions

The excursions below are optional and available at an additional cost. They are arranged through JAMK Summer School and can be selected prior to your departure.



May 31, 2020

Tallinn – the Estonian Capital, is known for its medieval Old Town with places of fascinating contrasts.The city center boasts of beautiful churches and major landmarks nestled between modern high-rises. All sights are conveniently located a short stroll away from each other.

Additional cost: $154


Stockholm Weekend 

June 12 - 14, 2020

The beautiful capital of Sweden is built on fourteen islands surrounding 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.

Additional Cost: $517


St. Petersburg, Russia

June 18 - 22, 2020

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

Additional Cost: $540 



The following courses are offered at JAMK University Summer School for Summer 2020 but have not all been pre-approved for particular SJSU requirements (see below for SJSU approved courses).


**Not yet approved for SJSU requirements. Check back later.



SJSU Equivalents & Approved Courses

Use the following pre-approved course listing to determine the appropriate courses to take at JAMK to fulfill SJSU requirements. Students can earn up to 6 units on this program. However, students may not apply JAMK course units towards multiple SJSU courses.

Ex: If you take Global Team Leadership and Europe as a Market Area at JAMK, you can use them to fulfill either HSPM 101 OR BUS5 164A at SJSU, not both.


For RECL 180 (3 units), students must take the following JAMK course:

  • Game Art & Design


For MCOM 180ITL (3 units), students must take the following JAMK course:

  • Game Art & Design


For KIN 153 (3 units), students must take the following 2 JAMK courses:

  • Sport Tourism Management 
  • Services Design


For KIN 152 (3 units), students must take the following JAMK courses:

  • Global Team Leadership


  • Dynamic Creativity Managment OR International Business Speaking


For HSPM 101 (3 units), students must take 2 of the following JAMK courses:

  • Global Team Leadership
  • Mastering European Business
  • European Business Management and Communication
  • International Business Speaking


For HSPM 143 (3 units), students must take 2 of the following JAMK courses:

  • Global Destination Branding
  • Digital Solutions in Service Management
  • Services Design
  • Sport Tourism Management

For BUS5 164A (3 units), students must take the following 2 JAMK courses:

  • Global Team Leadership
  • European Business Management and Communication


For BUS4 118S (3 units), students must take the following JAMK course:

  • Game Art & Design

For COMM 192* (3 or 6 units), students must take 2 courses (3 units) or 4 courses (6 units) of the following JAMK courses:

  • Creativity Management
  • Global Team Leadership
  • International Business Speaking
  • European Business Management and Communication

*COMM 192 can be counted as 3 or 6 units of F (foundations) or P (practice) credit in the COMM major. If you have already earned all of your F and P units, the COMM department may also accept the units as additional COMM units towards the COMM major. COMM students need to meet with a member of the COMM advising team prior to departure to discuss how you will apply these units towards your degree plan.



It is important to note that each program's total cost will vary depending on the location and the package it offers.  

$750 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)*
$200 Administrative Fee 
$2,065 Program fees, lodging, and class materials approximately**
$3,015 Total Program Cost


*This cost is for one three-unit SJSU course. 

**Airfare is not included. Students will need approximately $320-$600 for meals and free time.


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