Summer School on Arctic Cooperation and Cross-Border Expertise

Exciting Fulbright Speaker Program Opportunity in Lapland!

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The Fulbright Finland Foundation is collaborating with Lapland University of Applied Sciences in Tornio in organizing a fourth annual “Summer School on Arctic Cooperation and Cross-Border Expertise”. Through the Fulbright Speaker Program, the Fulbright Finland Foundation and the Lapland University of Applied Sciences provide interested grantees opportunities to lecture during Summer School on themes that would advance the mission of both Finland and the United States. American Fulbright grantees, students and scholars alike, have the opportunity to gain expertise in Artic cooperation as well as lecture in an international environment while experiencing the midnight sun and natural beauty that Tornio has to offer.

Practical Considerations

Timing of the Summer School: 28 May 2018 – 28 August 2018 (2 weeks of full-day lectures/10 ECTS). Exact schedule to be confirmed.

Length: One grantee would need to sign up to complete 1-2 weeks of lecturing.

Number of lecturers: Summer school can offer lecturing opportunities for 2-4 grantees.

Format:  In general, summer school programs often include pre-course assignments, 2-3h of intensive lessons in the morning, a break and some kind of workshops in the afternoon. Students should have 40h of studies per week but not all of those hours have to be face-to-face time with the lecturers. If required, submission of course work can be done virtually as the UAS is well equipped to guide interested lecturers in using various distance learning/education tools.

Topics:  In addition to arctic cooperation and cross-border expertise, the following themes that closely align with some of the key priorities of the Fulbright Center’s important partners are at the core of the strategic focus of the Lapland University of Applied Sciences.

  • Managing distances (also includes knowledge and equipment to support virtual learning environments, distance education)
  • Service business and entrepreneurship
  • Smart use of natural (and scarce) resources
  • Safety and security

Proposed lectures at the Summer School should fit within the following study modules:

  1. Cross-cultural Management, 10ECTS (end of May - mid June 2018)
  2. Digitalization and ICT-services 10ECTS (mid till end June, independent work in July 2018)
  3. International Marketing 10ECTS (end July - mid August 2018)

Benefits

Accommodation:  The Lapland University of Applied Sciences would cover and arrange accommodation for the lecturers in dormitory apartments.

Transportation:  The Lapland University of Applied Sciences would cover transportation to Tornio and back to any city in Finland.

Compensation:  Non-taxable daily allowance and organized free-time activities in Lapland. Details to be confirmed.

Intangibles:

  • Opportunity to be part of the second annual “Summer School on Arctic Cooperation and Cross-Border Expertise” organized in collaboration with Fulbright Finland Foundation and the Tornio campus of Lapland University of Applied Sciences.
  • Opportunity to gain expertise in Arctic cooperation as well as lecturing in an international environment.
  • Organized free-time activities in the scenic surroundings of the Tornio campus.
  • Opportunity to experience the midnight sun in Lapland.

 

I was fortunate enough to be able to stay in Finland over the summer so that I could teach in the Arctic Summer School program. Spending a week in Tornio was a special experience during my Fulbright year. I was impressed by the fantastic program that Teresa Chen and her colleagues have organized, the work done by the international students in my course, and the beauty of the area.
 
I highly recommend this program to anyone who can make it work with their schedule.” - Elizabeth Whitney, Fulbright Scholar 2015-2016

Selection Process

Submit your proposal for an intensive course by November 30, 2017, to be considered for the “Summer School on Arctic Cooperation and Cross-Border Expertise.”  Priority is given to proposals that emphasize an interactive, practical approach to learning.

 

The application should include: 

  • Course description and syllabus
  • CV/Resume
  • Dates available to teach the course

Brief justification on why your course is a perfect fit for the “Summer School on Arctic Cooperation and Cross-Border Expertise”

Note that the offer made in this website applies only to the Fulbright grantees.

Please email your proposal to:

Leena Alalääkkölä
Director, School of Business and Culture
Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Email: leena.alalaakkola(a)lapinamk.fi

with a copy to:

Maija Kettunen
Communication and Events Coordinator
Fulbright Center
Email: maija.kettunen(at)fulbright.fi