Arctic Exposure Summer Programme Newsletter


How have has the Arctic environment shaped the lives of the people living in the Arctic regions? How have societies developed to cope with the challenges of the Northern conditions? What kind of dialogues are evoked and art inspired by these unique surroundings and their people? Find out answers to these questions and many more in the Arctic Exposure Summer Programme! Apply now!

Arctic Exposure is a new summer programme organised by the University of Lapland and the University of Oulu in cooperation. The aim of the programme is to familiarise the participants with Arctic environment and cultures, the changes of the environment, humans and societal dialogue. The Programme includes a study period either in the University of Lapland or the University of Oulu and a joint excursion to the town of Inari in Finnish Lapland.

This multidisciplinary programme encourages participants to familiarise themselves with the intriguing history, today, and the future of the Arctic areas and the changes affecting these areas. The focus is especially on the effects of the climate change. The aim of this course is to inspire participants to discover ways to raise awareness in order to preserve the unique Arctic areas. Make change to stop the change! Keep the arctic cool!

Exclusive Feature: Excursion to the town of Inari in Finnish Lapland

Excursion to Inari will lead the participants to the heart of Finnish Lapland with Arctic landscapes and clear Arctic lakes. There the participants will learn in an authentic environment and in the exclusive premises of The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos about the culture, traditions, and livelihoods of the only indigenous peoples in Europe, the Sámi.

The participants will learn how the Sámi cultivate and uphold their traditions and their way of life. The course will focus especially on the traditional Sámi handicraft, clothing and tools and on how they have lasted through time and have been brought to the modern age as part of everyday life of the Sámi.

In addition to the academic content, the excursion offers a variety of other activities in the unique surroundings of Inari. For example, did you know that berry picking is allowed practically in all forest areas in Finland? The excursion will include activities such as walking in the nature and getting to know the gifts of Inari’s nature and forests, such as different kinds of edible berries.

Programme details:

Name: Arctic Exposure Summer Programme
Dates: 16.8.-31.8.2018 (16th and 31st August are arrival and departure dates)
New application deadline: 15th May
Programme fee: 1350€ (Includes e.g. all programme, accommodation and transportation within the programme, a Finnish student card to access student discount prices, and several extra curricular activities)
Language of instruction: English
Credits: 5 ECTS
Organisers: University of Lapland and University of Oulu, Finland
Contact person: Saara Tikkakoski, Teaching Assistant, University of Oulu, firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Please note that the Summer Programme is suitable for incoming exchange students as well.
For further information and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Summer Programme’s website.