August 5 to 21, 2014Last update: 24 January, 2014

Social programme 2014

HSS arranges a wide range of social events to help students get to know their colleagues and Finland.

The detailed information (times & locations) about the Social Programme events are available in HSS Extranet.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee that the social programme does not interfer with the course schedules.

ULTIMATE FUN PACKAGE 120 EUR
Buy the Ultimate Fun Package in advance and ensure your participation in these three events:

  1. City Tour (20 EUR)
  2. Baltic Sea Dinner Cruise (45 EUR)
  3. Wildlife and Sauna Trip (70 EUR)

These events have been very popular in previous years and are usually sold out. So we strongly recommend to use this opportunity!

We also offer a great selection of free events, where everyone is invited.

The HSS Lounge "THINK CORNER KONTTI"
Think Corner Kontti is a place to hang out before and after classes or whenever you have spare time. This cosy "box" is located at the University of Helsinki city centre campus in the building Porthania. Snuggle up in a comfy bean bag, read Finnish comics, play table ice hockey or write messages on a blackboard to other HSS students. Bring a postcard from your home country to put on the wall!

OPENING CEREMONY & RECTOR'S RECEPTION
The Opening Ceremony officially kicks off the Helsinki Summer School session and lets you get a glimpse of your new friends from all over the world. There will be a few words of welcome from HSS staff and a great performance you do not want to miss. After the opening ceremony, the day continues with the Rector's Reception with a buffet serving and and plenty of time to mingle.

WELCOME PARTY
The HSS kick-off continues with our Welcome Party.This is the perfect chance to meet everybody and to start making new friends.

MÖLKKY TOURNAMENT
Mölkky is a legendary Finnish tossing game that is a perfect way to spend time together with your friends. You don't need any special skills to play Mölkky w
hich is essentially about trying to make wooden sticks fall by throwing them with another wooden stick.

FINNISH ODDITIES EVENT
This event is about exploring some odd bits of Finnish culture - and having fun together doing so! Finns are crazy about Nordic Walking, that is a combination of walking and skiing. A true Finnish oddity is the dance "Humppa". You'll get to both of these in this fun open air event. You'll also be treated with traditional Finnish pie soup and "munkkis" that are Finnish style donuts

NIGHT OF FUTURE POSSIBILITIES
Join us for a night of opportunities! Come and see what the Helsinki Region universities have to offer. Representatives from our partner schools will be on hand to tell you all about the opportunities they have to offer international students.

FINNISH MOVIE NIGHT
Find out what the Finnish films are like, and what you can learn about the Finnish culture by watching one.

PARLIAMENT TOUR
Take a guided tour of the most important state building in Finland, the Parliament House. The Parliament House is an impressive and interesting building with 1920’s architecture and interior design.

FAREWELL PARTY
All good things must come to an end, but tonight is all about celebrating the time we’ve shared together. This is a great chance for us to get together one more time and reflect back on our Helsinki Summer School experience.

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