University of Jyväskylä Summer School Program
Summer School in Human Sciences
May 23 – June 17
Program Description: 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 interested in art and culture
studies, education, cognitive science, communication, leadership,
psychology, sports sciences, or related fields. Participants are
welcome to take the full summer school program (one course per week) or
parts of it.
Course Description: Please see the University of Jyvaskyla Summer School in Human Sciences webpage
for course scheduling and timing, detailed course descriptions, modes
of study, assessment, and learning outcomes. The following are examples
of past Jyväskylä Summer School courses:
• Organization and Role of Sport in the EU and its Member States (2–4 ECTS credits)
• Responsible Leadership with Ethics of Care and Caring (3 ECTS credits)
• Finnish Language and Culture (2 ECTS credits)
• Social Networks and Interpersonal Relations in a Multicultural World (4 ECTS credits)
• Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy and Other Arts Therapies (3 ECTS credits)
• Sport Marketing (2-4 ECTS credits)
• Psychology of Sport and Exercise Injuries (2 ECTS credits)
• Muslim Identity in Modern Europe (2–4 ECTS credits)
• Working Models in Domestic Violence Counseling (4 ECTS credits)
• Introduction to Science (3 ECTS credits)
• Basics of Argumentation and Rhetorics (4 ECTS credits)
• The Ethics of Science (3 ECTS credits)
Application Instructions: Click "Apply Now" to create a Study Abroad application. You must complete a Study Abroad application by March 1 in order to be considered. In addition to the regular Study Abroad application, participants will need to submit an application to ISEP by April 1. Instructions on how to apply to ISEP will be found with your program materials.
Program Fees: Participants will pay U of M tuition.
Accommodations: Summer School students are housed in the apartments of the Kortepohja
Student Village, which is about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the
university. Each student has a furnished study–bedroom with shared
kitchenettes and bathrooms. Additional nights before or after the Summer
School can be arranged in advance by contacting the International
Office. Students receive a meal stipend for food expenses.
Student Activities: International summer school students are assisted by student tutors
(senior students). The student tutors help with practical matters, such
as navigating the campus and city centre. They also meet arriving
students at Jyväskylä Travel Centre (bus/railway station) and take them
to their student apartments.
The University of Jyväskylä also arranges activities for the summer
school students to help familiarize them with Finnish culture and the
Jyväskylä region. Past activities have included the following:• Evening by the bonfire
• Finnish saunas
• Yläkaupungin yö festival and various cultural events such as live music, theater, and dance performances
• Baking Finnish pastries
• Nature trail in Laajavuori
• Visit to the Museum of Central Finland
• Historical campus tour
• Visit to Jyväskylä Art Museum Holvi