•   Spend three weeks in Finland on an ISEP exchange

•   Take coursework in marketing and business, sports management, education, and more

•   Join organized activities and experience a Finnish summer, with its almost endless days, extensive water activities, hiking, and much more!


Jyväskylä, located in the Blue Lake district of Finland, is a lively city in a beautiful setting of lakes, ridges, parks, and forests. Experience summer festivals and a variety of outdoor activities while taking classes through the Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences. The program offers 12 interdisciplinary courses for advanced undergraduate or graduate students. This program runs from late May through Mid-June. 

Excursions & Cultural Experiences

There is plenty of free-time in the afternoons and on the weekends to explore Jyväskylä and connect with other international students and local Finnish students! Past activities hosted by the program included:

  • Game Nights
  • In-town gatherings
  • Cooking events teaching students local Finnish recipes
  • And more!

Students can also join sports teams or take classes at the gym on campus!


Housing is included in this program in the Kortepohja Student Village on Campus. Students have access to the campus gym all stummer for a minimal extra cost (about 20 euros).


Students receive a meal stipend which they can use at the restaurants on and off campus, and at grocery stores. Cooking facilities are provided. 

Explore Jyväskylä

Finland is known for their saunas and Jyväskylä is no exception! Don't miss this unique opportunity unlike anywhere eles. The Jyväskylä region is also home to two of Finland's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the beautiful Patajavesi Old Church and the Oravivuori Triangulation Tower on Struve Geodetic Arc with gorgeous views of Lake Paijanne. In addition, there are 4 national parks in the area localks hike through frequently. If you aren't already caught up in all the local activities in Jyväskylä, Helsinki is just a few hours south by train for an added adventure!

Program Website

Course Description

Please see the University of Jyvaskyla Summer School in Human Sciences website for course scheduling and timing, detailed course descriptions, modes of study, assessment, and learning outcomes.

Participants are welcome to take the full summer school program (one course per week) or one or more parts of it and receive 2-15 ECTS depending on course selection at no additional cost. 

The Summer 2022 courses were listed as marked below. Summer 2023 courses will be updated soon. 

Week 1 

May 30 – June 3 

Week II 

June 6 - 10 

Week III 

June 13 - 17 

Finnish Language and Culture 

Introduction to Intercultural Communication 

Music, Mind & Well-being 

Education in Finland 

Managing Customer Relationships with Digital Marketing 

Nordic Working Life Model: Past, Present and the Future of Work in Light of Institutional Theories 

Visual Communication as a Way to Improve Working Life Skills 

Multilingual Communication in Multicultural Teams 

Learning and Teaching in Growing Diversity 

Physical Activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion – International Perspectives 

Mindfulness in the Modern World 

Sport (Tourism) Marketing 

Adapted Physical Activity 

Climate Change, Migration and Crisis Preparedness in Social Work 


Website for Course Availability

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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business:

    Business Communications Economics

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Education

    Educational/Instructional Technology

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences


  • Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health

Other Academic Conditions

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

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