Tours of major cultural and historical sites in and around Helsinki
Boat tour of the Helsinki archipelago Tours and graphics workshops including on the fortress island of Suomenlinna
Tours of works by Aalto, Pietila, Saarinen, etc.
Graphics workshops in multiple locations
Excursions to cities of Tampere and Seinajoki
Open days for students to visit St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, etc. on their own
Finland is recognized internationally for the quality of its design and particularly admired relationship to nature. Design excellence in general is highly appreciated and widely supported to an extent practically unknown elsewhere.
Students meet and engage with local design professionals and Finnish students. The interdisciplinary lectures, tours, and excursions provide a broad introduction to Finnish design culture; from saunas to urbanism, from forks to chairs, from medieval stone fortresses to unique wooden churches, from the traditional landscape to the formal garden, from national romanticism to modernism and the contemporary scene.
In the sketching component of the courses, faculty teach students techniques for recording and analyzing designs, and support development of a "personal drawing style" for each student.
Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, entrance fees, ground transportation, and international health and evacuation insurance
Not Included: round trip airfare, meals, personal expenses, and visa fees if applicable
Taisto Makela is the faculty leader on this program.
CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that for summer terms, students must be registered for at least half-time status (6 credits for undergraduates, 3 credits for graduates) to be eligible for financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.
CU Denver Global Study Scholarship
CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.
Additional Scholarship Information
We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding: studyabroad.com goabroad.com iiepassport.org