Students wanting an adventure in a far off land could not choose better than Finland (Suomi as it is called in Finnish). With its vast wilderness, midnight sun and long winter nights, Finland is a country of intrigue. Finland’s lakes and forests make up nearly 80 percent of its land area, so there’s plenty of chance to enjoy the great outdoors.




Departure in December


Departure in December


Departures in January or August


Departures in January or August

  • Language: Finnish and Swedish

  • Population: 5.5 million

  • Capital: Helsinki

  • Finland is said to be the happiest country in the world.

  • An average Finn consumes 12 kg of coffee in a year.



departure times
  • Short-term - December

  • Semester and Academic Year - January or August.

visa requirements
  • Short-term - no visa required

  • Semester and Full Year - visa required. Can be applied for online.

  • Throughout Finland.

  • Some knowledge of Finnish language recommended.

  • Orientation for Semester and Full Year students.

  • Trips available

host family
  • Volunteer



Programme pricing valid for departures from August 2022 up to and including January 2023.  Application Fee of $50 when applying.
Price Guarantee: We reserve the right to increase programme prices at any time, but once you have been accepted onto the programme and paid the first deposit of $1,000 you will secure the published price and be exempt from any subsequent increases.

Programme fee includes

  • Return-trip economy flights with recognised airlines departing from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to final destination.

  • Comprehensive medical insurance while on your exchange.

  • Pre-departure orientation meeting prior to departure for all students and parents.

  • Airport supervision on departure in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. 

  • Host family and high school placement.   

  • Meet and greet at final airport, with transfers to your host family.

  • Full professional support both in New Zealand and abroad.

  • Preparation materials.

  • Advice from Returnees. 

  • 24-hour emergency phone support.

Programme fee does not include

  • Passport and visa costs. 

  • Pocket money (approx. 500NZD per month).

  • School set up costs. Varies per destination but may include transport, uniform and school books. 

  • Transport to pre-departure orientation in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin.

  • Transport to Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch for departure.

  • Optional Tours and Travel Expenses. 

  • Any documents that require official Notarising or Apostilling.