Orientation Seminars for American Grantees

Fall Orientation 2018

The Fall Orientation for the 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright grantees takes place on August 27-30, 2018

Orientation Program (pdf) (as of August 24, 2018)

Presentations (link to Google Drive)

 

 

 

 

 


PAST ORIENTATION SEMINARS

Spring Orientation Seminar 2018

The Spring Orientation for the 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright grantees took place on January 25-26, 2018.

Orientation Program (pdf) (updated January 24, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations

Panel Discussion: Finnish System of Education (K-12): National, Municipal and School-level
Panelists:
Eija Kauppinen, Counsellor for Education, Finnish National Agency for Education,
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching 2010-2011

Salla Sissonen, Pedagogical Designer for Basic Education, City of Turku, Education Division
Sanna Leinonen, English and Special Education Teacher, Ylöjärvi High School, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in
Teaching 2017-2018

Teacher Education in Finland
Jari Lavonen, Head of the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki

Finnish System of Higher Education and Research
Teemu Kokko, President, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Timo Korkeamäki, Dean of Research, Professor of Finance, Hanken School of Economics

10,000 Years of Finnish History in 30 Minutes
Birger Holm, Principal, Espoonlahti School

Suomi 101
Elisa Repo, University Teacher, University of Turku, Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant 2014-2015

 

Fall Orientation Seminar 2017

The Fall Orientation for the 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright grantees took place on August 21-24, 2017

Orientation Program (pdf) (updated September 12, 2017)

 

 

 

Presentations

What Do I Need to Do With Taxes in Finland?
Joakim Frände, Tax Manager, People Services, KPMG Finland

Higher Education in Finland, Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Erja Heikkinen, Counsellor for Science Affairs, Department for Higher Education and Science Policy, Ministry for Education and Culture
Teemu Kokko, President, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Timo Korkeamäki, Dean of Research, Professor, Hanken School of Economics

Academy of Finland 2017: Research Funding for Basic Science
Johanna Hakala, Manager, International Affairs, Academy of Finland, Fulbright MCPD Grantee 2012
Tiina Jokela, Senior Science Adviser, Academy of Finland

5 Things an American Fulbrighter Should Know About Finnish History
Petteri Granat, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Grantee 2014-2015, History Teacher, Vaskivuori High School

The Great Transition Towards Sustainable Well-Being
Veera Heinonen, Director for Communications and Public Affairs, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Finland: The Adventure of Cross-Cultural Communication
Sophia Hagolani-Albov, Doctoral Student, University of Helsinki; Fulbright U.S. Student Grantee 2013-2014
David Yoken, Senior Lecturer, Arts Academy, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Member of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board of Directors

Suomi 101
Elisa Repo, Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant 2014-2015
 

Spring Orientation Seminar 2017

The Spring Orientation for the 2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright grantees took place on January 25-27, 2017

Orientation program (pdf) (updated January 25, 2017)

Presentations

5 Things an American Fulbrighter Should Know about Finnish History
Petteri Granat, History Teacher, Vaskivuoren lukio, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Alum 2014-2015

Panel Discussion: Finnish System of Education (K-12): National, Municipal and School-level
Panelists:
Eija Kauppinen, Counsellor for Education, Finnish National Agency for Education,
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Alum 2010-2011

Hanna Björkman, Head of International Relations, City of Helsinki, Department of Education
Petteri Granat, History Teacher, Vaskivuoren lukio, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in
Teaching Alum 2014-2015

Finnish System of Higher Education and Research
Teemu Kokko, President, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Timo Korkeamäki, Dean of Research, Professor of Finance, Hanken School of Economics

Suomi 101
Heidi Toivonen, Teacher of Finnish, Kannaksen lukio, Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Alum 2007-2008
 

For information about orientation seminars during 2011-2016, see here.

Fulbright Finland in a Nutshell