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  • Locations: Helsinki, Finland; Tampere, Finland
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Eligible Year: Undergraduate Program Type: Faculty-Led
Program Description:
Travel Dates: May 19 (arrival in Finland)– May 27, 2019  (students must depart the USA on May 18th to arrive in time for the start of the course)
Number of students on program:  16 students

Did you know Finland was voted in 2018 to be the happiest country in the world?  Finland is also recognized as having the world’s soundest banking system? And did you know Finland’s political system is recognized as the most stable, safest and best governed in the world? Wonder why? Travel to Finland on this 1-credit study abroad course to explore this nation’s politics and business via lectures at the University of Tampere and visits to local business firms, political offices and cultural centers. Students will experience the exquisite natural beauty of Finland’s great outdoors as well, including the world-famous Finnish sauna next to one of the country’s more than 10,000 lakes. This course, Finnish Innovation in Politics and Business, will meet twice prior to departure, and is open to students in all majors.

2019 Finland Itinerary_Draft
Syllabus Finnish Innovation in Politics and Business

Faculty Leaders

Katie Laatikainen, Ph.D., Professor and Director of International Studies,
Rakesh Gupta, Associate Professor, Willumstad School of Business,


Course Registration

  • During open planning, students should register online for the following 1-credit spring semester course, Finnish Innovation in Politics and Business.  This course is cross listed.   For International Studies credit, register for course number 0187-396.  For Management credit, register for 0210-396.  All registrations will need CIE Office approval.  
  • All participants will receive undergraduate credit.
  • Graduate students may participate; however, they will receive undergraduate credit that will not count toward their graduate degree.

  • The course is considered part of the 2019 spring semester and traditional undergraduate students only pay additional tuition fees if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer) or exceed 17 credits.  
  • Part-time students, graduate students, or students enrolled in specialty programs (e.g. Accelerated B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated M.B.A.) will be charged the standard per credit undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Non-Adelphi students will be charged tuition and fees upon registration for this course.
  • All participants will be charged a $150 study abroad fee.All tuition charges and fees will be assessed to the student's online tuition account for the relevant semester.

Program Fee
Estimated Program Cost: $2250 + airfare

The program fee includes:
  • In-country transportationUniversity of Tampere
  • Accommodation in shared hotel rooms
  • Daily breakfast and some group meals
  • Entrance fees for site visits
  • CISI international health insurance

The program fee does not include:
  • Round-trip airfare (do not book your airfare until you have been formally accepted to the course)
  • Some meals 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Transport to and from the U.S. airport
  • Passport and visa fees (US citizens do not need a visa)
  • Luggage fees
  • Adelphi tuition and study abroad fee (charged to tuition account; see above)

Application Procedures & Deadlines

Apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above.  You will then need to make a deposit to reserve your spot.   Program acceptance is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which the deposits are received. Your application will be considered incomplete without the program deposit.  Cash, checks or money orders (payable to Adelphi University) are acceptable forms of payment.  The Center for International Education is located in Nexus 145 on the Garden City campus.  Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  

Mailing Instructions: (checks & money orders only)
Center for International Education
Adelphi University, Nexus 145
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

The payment timeline is as follows.  Please note that a $50 non-refundable late fee will be assessed for each payment deadline missed.

Finnish Food

  • Before November 19: $300 (non-refundable)
  • December 10: $1000
  • January 23: $950
Refund and Cancellation Policy
The program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled. An attempt to recover funds from our tour providers will be made, but no refund is guaranteed.
Travel Documentation
Students are responsible for their own travel documents, including obtaining a passport and researching entry regulations.
  • All students need a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after your return.
  • U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Finland for this short-term program.  If you are a citizen of another country, please work with appropriate consulate general for study abroad destination in order to identify and obtain appropriate entry documents.  Email the Center for International Education ( if you need assistance.
  • For students maintaining F-1 international student status, interested in participating in a study abroad program, the following must be completed:
    • Contact the Office of International Student Services in order to review your I-20, passport and F-1 visa for review and guidance for participation.
    • Request a travel endorsement signature valid for re-entry into the United States. 
    • Maintain valid F-1 status
Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • All students participating in Adelphi faculty-led programs may be eligible to have their financial aid package re-evaluated based on the additional program fees listed above.  Keep in mind that most re-evaluations result only in an increase in loan eligibility and funds may not be available until after the start date of the program.  Students who anticipate using loans must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits. Students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines above, regardless of their financial aid status.  If you would like to discuss your financial aid package, you should visit the Student Financial Services office in the lower level of Levermore Hall.
  • Please note that recipients of the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) must register for at least 12 credits in the spring semester in addition to this course in order to maintain their eligibility.  January intersession courses do not count toward that 12-credit requirement.    
  • Adelphi University offers several study abroad tuition scholarships for undergraduate students.  Find more information here.

Health and Safety
Find updated Travel Advisories & Alerts posted by the Department of State here.
For updated health information pertaining to your study abroad destination, visit the CDC here.


This program is currently not accepting applications.