Tram Tour into the Culture and Languages of Finland (3 ECTS)

Have you got the opportunity to study in Finland? Have you recently arrived in Finland or are you still waiting for your adventure to begin?

In this course you will learn some useful facts about our country in a fun way, get glimpses of the Finnish culture and the two official languages spoken in Finland: Finnish and Swedish. This course does not require any skill on Finnish or Swedish. 

Remember to make sure with your University of Applied Sciences that the course can be included in your own degree.

Are you an exchange student? This course is also suitable for you!

This is unique 3AMK collaboration course, which is coordinated by Haaga-Helia UAS.

Key words

Finland, Finnish culture, Finnish language, Swedish language, Helsinki, Capital region


Enroll for this course on Peppi/Pakki. You can find the course with code INT006AS2AE-3002.


Enrollment period: 6th of May – 26th of May 2024

Schedule: Independent virtual studies

Learning platform: Metropolia’s Moodle, HAKA log in

Course content

The aim of the course is to make your landing in Finland as smooth as possible. We want to wake your motivation and enthusiasm towards Finland and its culture.

Having completed the course, you will for example be familiar with

  • how Finnish and Swedish languages are visible in the capital region
  • how to spend your spare time in Finland
  • why Finns do ice swimming, take sauna bathing and go to the forest with buckets in autumn

This course will also give you

  • a survival kit for daily life in Finland
  • some Finnish and Swedish phrases
  • basic information about history, culture, people and geography of Finland

A more detailed course description can be read in the Haaga-Helia’s Study Guide.


Tuula Jäppinen (Haaga-Helia)

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