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The participants in this program can enjoy their summer by spending time with a Finnish Host Family. The Home Stay Program participants spend the program with their host families, either at their home, or at the summer house, “mökki,” in the countryside. Basic knowledge of English is required. No knowledge of Finnish is needed upon arrival. A brief introduction to basic greetings and everyday vocabulary in Finnish is given at the post-arrival camp.

Eligibility Requirements

Age Criteria – 15.8 years to 18.8 years

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees