2016-2017 Alumni Association Events

Season’s Greetings Garthering at the Fazer Café

December 13, 2017
ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association organized its annual Season's Greetings event in 2017 at the Fazer Café.

Fulbrighter Happy Hour in Turku

October 6, 2017
Networking over drinks at the Restaurant Old Bank in Turku.

Fulbright Meetup

September 28, 2017
The first selected Finnish Fulbrighters for the 2018-2019 academic year met the Fulbright Finland alumni and current U.S. Fulbright grantees at the warm and welcoming "Fulbrighter Meetup" after the Finnish Graduate Student Orientation.

Welcome Event

August 23, 2017
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association organized a Welcome event at the Sibelius Upper Secondary School to meet and greet the new U.S. Fulbrighters, returning Finnish grantees and the members of the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association. The event was organized in honor of the new U.S. Fulbrighters and returning Finnish grantees. This event offered a great opportunity to network and connect with the fellow Fulbrighters and learn more about the Fulbright Finland Alumni community. The guest of Honor was Ragnar Backström, ASLA alumus from 1951.

Helsinki Spring Marathon with the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association

April 20, 2017
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association invited all association members and current U.S. Fulbrighters to join racing the Helsinki Spring Marathon on Sunday the 23rd of April. The event took place in a beautiful, flat, and fast course in Helsinki. The race began and ended at Pukinmäen urheilupuisto (Pukinmäki Sports Park, 00720 Helsinki). Participants were able to choose to join for the Helsinki Spring Marathon, half marathon and 10 km running race.

Visit to the Aalto Design Factory

April 3, 2017
ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association members and current U.S. Fulbrighters had a special opportunity to visit and learn about the fascinating Aalto Design Factory. Please find more info about the Design Factory.

Annual General Meeting

March 20, 2017 at 5.30 pm

Alumni Ice-skating and coffee with the new U.S. Fulbrighters

January 25, 2017
The Fulbright Finland alumni and the new U.S. Fulbrighters had a great time at Brahen kenttä ice-skating rink on January 25th. After ice-skating, the group gathered at a nearby Café RUPLA. RUPLA is a creative space combining also a vintage shop and an art gallery. This Wednesday, the exhibition featured paintings by a brown bear called Juuso!

Holiday Season Get-Together

December 2, 2016
Fulbright Finland alumni and current and future Fulbrighters celebrated the approaching Holiday Season in a casual ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association’s Holiday Season Get-Together at the Restaurant Linnankellari!

The event took place in a close to 200-year-old building which used to be a Helsinki county prison. An optional tour of the building was offered before the dinner and it included stories about the prison, former prisoners and even about some escapes as well as a visit to a group cell and an isolation cell.

Fulbright Get-Together in Tampere!

November 29, 2016
Past and current, Finnish and American Fulbrighters were invited to a Fulbright get-together that was held at the Irish pub O'Connell's in Tampere.

U.S. Presidential Elections 2016, Pre-Election Night

November 7, 2016
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association hosted a lively Pre-Election Night get-together for everyone interested in the U.S. Presidential Elections. 

Fulbrighter Meetup

September 28, 2016
The “Fulbrighter Meetup” took place at the end of the Finnish graduate student orientation day and provided an opportunity for the new Finnish Fulbrighters to meet with the Fulbright Finland alumni as well as the current U.S. Fulbrighters in Finland. It was a great opportunity to network with the first selected Finnish Fulbrighters for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Behind the Scenes Visit to the Finnish National Opera

September 15, 2016
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association organized a Behind the Scenes Visit to the Finnish National Opera on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 5pm. The tour was led by External Relations Manager of the National Opera Heidi Almi. During the tour, they met General Director of the National Opera, Päivi Kärkkäinen, and the Opera's Development Manager, Heidi Lehmuskumpu who are both Fulbright Center alumnas.

Welcome Event for the New U.S. Grantees and Returning Finnish Grantees

August 24, 2016
Networking event with the new U.S. Fulbrighters and newly returned Finnish Fulbrighters at the Sibelius Upper Secondary School. Wonderful music performances by the Sibelius Upper Secondary School students crowned the evening.

Informal Graduation Event for Jyväskylä-Based American Fulbright Grantees

May 7, 2016 at 2pm
Niilo Mäki Institute, in collaboration with ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association organized an informal graduation event for Jyväskylä-based Fulbright grantees. The event was held in the garden of a Fulbright alumni Olli-Pekka Malinen.

The Spring Gallery Hop

April 23, 2016 at 2 pm
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association organized a relaxed pedestrian tour of art galleries in downtown Helsinki. They visited in five different art galleries during the afternoon: Ama Gallery, TM-Gallery, Helsinki Contemporary, Galerie Forsblom and Bulevardin Taidesalonki.

The afternoon ended with early dinner at the historic Hietalahti Market Hall, which has recently been renovated and turned into a food market with ample opportunities for culinary delight.

Annual General Meeting

March 7, 2016 at 5.30 pm

Welcome Dinner for the new U.S. Fulbrighters

January 27, 2016 at 6.00 pm
As part of the Fulbright Center's U.S. grantee spring orientation, the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association organized a no-host Welcome Dinner at the Restaurant Linnankellari for all 2015-2016 grantees, family members as well as alumni. The restaurant operates in the basement of an old county jail, and offers Finno-Scandinavian local and organic food prepared of the finest ingredients.