2020-2024 Alumni Association Events

Alumni Event at MTV

March 25, 2024

The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association members visited Finland’s leading commercial TV Company MTV Oy. The event was hosted by Leia Ahlström, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2020-21, who works as General Counsel at MTV. Members got to tour one of the most modern filming and news studios in Europe led by former news anchor and Executive Editor-in-Chief Tomi Einonen.  During the visit, we learned about how news, sports, and current affairs programs are produced on-site.

Alumni Event at the Helsingin Sanomat's Editorial Office

November 13, 2023

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association members and U.S. grantees visiting Helsingin Sanomat

The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association provided its members and current U.S. Fulbright grantees a unique opportunity to visit the main editorial office of the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper. HS is the largest newspaper in the Nordic countries.

The event was hosted by a Fulbright Finland Alumna Pauliina Siniauer who works at HS as a reporter and a producer in the investigative team of HS and by Chief Editor Laura Saarikoski who is a former U.S. correspondent for HS. During the visit, alumni and grantees learned about the exciting and impactful work of HS, the differences between U.S. and Finnish media, and also had an opportunity to network with fellow Fulbright Finland Foundation alumni and grantees.

Alumni Happy Hour in Turku

October 6, 2023

The Association organized an Alumni Happy Hour event in conjunction with the American Voices Seminar in Turku for the alumni and current U.S. grantees on October 6. at 20.00. The event was organized at the Brewery Restaurant Koulu, which is an old school at the center of Turku that has been transformed into one of Finland’s largest brewery restaurants. 

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Welcome Event -Tervetulotilaisuus

August 23, 2023

The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association organized the Welcome Event in honor of the newly arrived 2023-24 U.S. Fulbrighters as well as the 2022-23 grantees who had recently completed their grant term in the U.S. and returned to Finland.

Alumni from various fields and backgrounds met over musical programs and light refreshments. This event provided an excellent opportunity to network and connect with the other Fulbright Finland community members and learn more about the alumni activities.

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Annual General Meeting 2023

May 29, 2023

The Association organized its Annual General Meeting on May 29, 2023 at 18:00 online. All Association members were invited to join. The agenda of the meeting included items as required by the articles of the association.

Virtual Welcome to Finland -Buddy Welcome Event

 August 24, 2021

80 grantees and alumni gathered virtually in the Virtual Welcome to Finland event in late August. The event was organized in collaboration by the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association and the Fulbright Finland Foundation to introduce the U.S. grantees to their buddies in Finland. The aim of the event was to share information on the program and hear alumni experiences from both Finns and Americans. Due to the pandemic, the event was organized virtually instead of in person.

Virtual Welcome to Finland - Fulbright Buddy Event

December 14, 2020

The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association in cooperation with the Fulbright Finland Foundation organized a Virtual Fulbright Buddy Event to introduce the U.S. grantees to their buddies in Finland. The aim of the event was to share information on the program, hear alumni experiences from both Finns and Americans as well as to connect the U.S. grantees and buddies virtually before the grantees' arrival to Finland.

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Assocation Annual General Meeting 2020

June 1, 2020

The Association organized its Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2020 at 17:00 online. All Association members were invited to join. The agenda of the meeting included items as required by the articles of the association.