What is this about?
Already since the academic year 2008 - 2009 we have introduced a new kind of activity where the international degree students of SeAMK may have a closer contact with local Finnish families. Many students have already taken part in this activity and we are currently offering this opportunity for all new International Business and Nursing students.
How does it work?
Having a “friend family” means You have a chance to get to know the Finnish culture and language better by meeting Your new friend family in normal everyday situations – whenever and wherever it is suitable for both You and the friend family.
The meetings with a friend family could include sports, cooking, chatting – or whatever the family and You want to do together. It is also very important for Your future in Seinäjoki region to get contacts with the locals. A friend family can be any Finnish person who is interested to have a student as a friend – single person or in a relationship, with or without children, studying, working or retired.
The participants have reported learning a lot about other cultures, languages – and themselves! – in the process. The friend family activities are not about providing the students with housing or money but about exploring a new friendship by sharing some time and nice experiences together with a person from another culture.
Interested in joining the activities?
All international degree students of Seinäjoki UAS are free to apply by filling in the Student Application Form for Friend Family Activities
and sending it to aila.orsila(a)seamk.fi and maria.loukola(a)seamk.fi. Also remember to give us Your Finnish (mobile) phone number (question A6 in the form).