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Do you want to find Finnish friends?

15.01.2024, 13:48 /  päivitetty 18.01.2024, 13:57
Do you want to get to know Finnish people and culture? If you said yes, Friendship Program would be perfect for you!
Nuori mies ja nainen tervehtivät ulko-ovella iäkästä miestä

Welcome to Friends Program spring 2024!

We are looking for international students and Finnish people to join our Friends Program. The aim is to bring people together, because friendship is precious. Life is better with friends!

With a Finnish friend, you will have an access to Finnish lifestyle, culture and Finnish mindset. You and your friend will decide, what kind of activities you will do together. We recommend simple, everyday activities such as having coffee, going to nature, playing games together.

Next Friends Program starts in the spring of 2024. We will match you with a Finnish friend based on your interests and hopes. The Program provides group meetings for all participants. You and your friend/friends can, of course, meet as often as you want.

The Program is organized by university chaplains Maikki, Marjut Mulari (Haaga-Helia UAS) and Matleena Ikola (Metropolia UAS).

Timetable and enrollment

1. To enroll fill up the questionnaire by Thursday 1st of February.

2. Any questions? Send us email: friends.helsinki@evl.fi.

3. The Program-team makes matches and informs everyone. You will get an email by 10th of February.

4. Program dates: Write them down to your calendar already!

Thursday 15th of February from 5 pm to 7pm: The Kick-off-party at Haagahelia Pasila campus. Let's get to know each other!

Wednesday 28th of February from 5pm to 7pm: Let’s go bowling together!

Saturday 16th of March from 1pm to 3pm: Outdoor activities if the weather allows. If not, alternative indoor programme.

Wednesday 27th of March from 5pm to 7pm: International potluck dinner at Haagahelia Pasila campus. Bring something from your culture to the common table and let’s eat together!

You are warmly welcome to join the Friends Program!

Best wishes,

Maikki and Matleena

University chaplains