Free time programme

To get the most out of the Summer School we recommend you to take part in the free time activities. This way you will get to know your fellow Summer School students and, at the same time, have a good time.

Please find below a timetable for the free time activities during the Summer School in Human Sciences 2016.

Please note that the costs of the weekend programme are covered by the students themselves.

Free time activities programme 23 May - 17 June 2016

Please note that the programme might change due to weather conditions. Possible changes and more information will be sent to the students via e-mail.


WEEK 1

Monday 23 May: Bbq evening in Kortepohja  

Let´s meet at the BBQ place next to F building at 18.00 and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.  Some snacks are provided, but you can also bring something with you.  We will also have a chance to play a Finnish game called mölkky.

Wednesday 25 May: Sauna evening in Opinkivi

It´s sauna time!  Let´s meet in front of Rentukka at the student village at 17.30 and walk together to Opinkivi sauna. Opinkivi is located at the main campus opposite the L building. Remember to take with you a towel and a swimsuit. Some snacks are provided.

Friday 27 May: Visit to Museum of Central Finland

Let´s meet at 16.30 in front of the L buiding and walk together to the museum.  In the museum you can see how Central Finland and Finland have changed during the history from the prehistoric times until the 20th century.

Saturday 28 May: Hiking in Laajavuori forest

Let´s meet in front of Rentukka in Kortepohja student village at 14.00.  Finland is known for it´s forests and forests are a place for tranquillity and peace for Finns. So let´s get to know the Laajavuori forest with a guide.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and take with you some water to drink.

 

WEEK 2

Monday 30 May: Sauna evening in Opinkivi

It´s sauna time!  Let´s meet in front of Rentukka at the student village at 17.30 and walk together to Opinkivi sauna. Opinkivi is located at the main campus opposite the L building. Remember to take with you a towel and a swimsuit. Some snacks are provided.

Tuesday 31 May: Visit to Teeleidi tea room

Let´s meet at 16.00 in front of Agora and go for afternoon tea to Teeleidi. Teeleidi is a tea room located close to Mattilanniemi campus that has a a huge variety of different kinds of tea that one can also buy.

Everyone will  pay 2, 50 euros and get to drink as much tea as they want to.

Wednesday 1 June: Finnish movie evening A103 16.15

Get to know the Finnish culture and society by watching a movie (with English subtitles, of course)! Let´s meet at the campus and watch a Finnish movie by the Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Location: Room A103 in building A.

Saturday 4 June: Cruise by Lake Päijänne 13.25-17.00

Let´s meet in front of the university library at 13.25 and walk together to the harbour.  The cruise on s/s Suomi  takes us to the beautiful views of lake Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland. The cruise takes about 3 hours and costs 24 euros.

WEEK 3

Monday 6 June: Guest lecture: The Sage Project: An EPIC model of campus-community engagement

The lecture is given by Dr. Jessica Barlow, Sage Project Program Director, San Diego State University.
Time and location: Monday 6 June at 16.00-18 in S204.
All summer school participants are warmly welcome to the lecture!

The Sage Project is a partnership between San Diego State University (SDSU) and local governments in the San Diego region. Students in courses from across the university assist local governments with projects that address their livability and sustainability goals. The program is modeled after the University of Oregon's Sustainable City Year Program, which has been replicated at 25 other institutions throughout the United States and now internationally. Together these programs form the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N), whose mission is to transform higher education and make a visible difference in communities.

Tuesday 7 June: BBQ evening in Kortepohja

Let´s meet at the BBQ place next to E building at 18.00 and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.  Some snacks are provided, but you can also bring something with you. We will also have a chance to play a Finnish game called mölkky.

Wednesday 8 June: Sauna at Lehtisaari, free entrance

It´s sauna time! Let´s meet at 18.00 in front of Rentukka at the student village and walk together to Viitaniemi. Rowing boats will then then take us to Lehtisaari island where we can go to sauna and play outdoor games.  Remember to have with you your swimsuit, a towel and some water to drink. Some snacks are provided.

Thursday 9 June: Jyväsjärvi lake rowing competition

Let´s go and watch  a traditional rowing competition with wooden church boats.  The competion can be seen from Mattilanniemi, next to Alba hotel. More information coming later via e-mail.

Friday 10 June: Pub crawl and karaoke evening

Singing karaoke is really popular among Finns so let´s give it a try! At the same time we can get to know different kind of restaurants in the city centre.

 

WEEK 4

Monday 13 June: Sauna evening in Kiviniemi

This week we get to experience a traditional smoke sauna. Let´s meet at 17.00 in front of Rentukka in the student village and walk together to Kiviniemi.  Some snacks are offered. Please remember to bring your swimsuit, a towel and something to drink.

Tuesday 14 June: The Finnish national ballet at Lounaispuisto park at 18.00

A group of the Finnish National Ballet dancers will tour around Finland during one week. Let´s enjoy they performance for free. Let´s meet in front of the university main library at 17.15. because the park will be crowded with people who want to see the performance.

Wednesday 15 June: Picnic and Finnish games evening in Kortepohja

Let´s meet in front of Rentukka at 17.00 Some snacks and Finnish games will be provided. More information coming soon.

Friday 17 June: Visit to the Natural history museum of Central Finland

Let´s meet in front of the main university library at 16.30 and walk together to the museum.  In the museum you get to see what kind of animals we have in Finland.  The museum is located on top of Harju ridge and next to it there is also a sightseeing tower. Free entry.