Reception in Honor of the 70th Anniversary of the ASLA-Fulbright Exchanges and the Centennial of Finnish-U.S. Diplomatic Relations (August 20, 2019)

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto joined Ambassador Robert Pence for a reception honoring American Fulbright grantees on August 20, 2019. The event also marked the 70th anniversary of the ASLA-Fulbright Program and the 100th anniversary of the Finnish-U.S. diplomatic relations. For the academic year 2019-2020, the Fulbright Finland Foundation awards close to 100 grants for Finns …

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Notes from a BFTF Program Participant: “A program of everyone, by everyone, for everyone”

It was a perfectly ordinary winter afternoon when I first heard about the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF for short). Reading the program description, I instantly felt that this was something I wanted to be a part of. Yet, the month I got the opportunity to spend in the US ended up being …

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The ARC Grant 2018 Application Period is Now Open! (Sept 17, 2018)

The American Resource Center’s annual scholarship provides a grant to students of Finnish nationality, enrolled at a Finnish university, who are currently working on a Master’s Thesis on a United States related topic. We welcome applications from all fields of study. The grant is intended to help the student to complete his/her Master’s Thesis. Instructions on how to apply  at …

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Announcing the 2017 ARC Grant Recipients! (January 30, 2018)

A record number four American Resource Center (ARC) Grants have been awarded in 2017 due to the exceptionally high quality of applications this year. The selection panel consisted of Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs T.J. Grubisha, U.S. Embassy; Executive Director Terhi Mölsä from the Fulbright Finland Foundation; and Assistant Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor, …

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Notes from a BFTF Program Participant: “The Summer that Changed My Life”

On the first day of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute (BFTF or simply The Ben as I would soon know it), the organizers sat us down in the lecture hall that would soon become our home and begun to tell told us about what was to come. They spoke of rules, classes, and all …

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U.S. Embassy Youth Alumni and Future Leaders Seminar (July 24, 2017)

On July 24th, Future Leaders summer program grantees from the U.S. and youth alumni from Embassy youth programs gathered at the Embassy’s Innovation Center for an energy and conservation-themed youth seminar. Three guest speakers, Jouni Nissinen, Steven Vanholme, and Karlina Ozolina, generated a lively discussion and interesting questions related to current issues. The youth seminar …

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AEC 2016 Winners’ Reflections on the Challenge

(Helsinki – June 30, 2017) It’s been three weeks of summer holiday and our trip to America is starting to feel more and more real. It’s hard to believe that in less than a week we are actually going to hop on a plane taking us to spend an entire month in the U.S. As …

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Reception in Honor of the 2016-2017 American Fulbright Grantees

Ambassador Charles C. Adams hosted a reception in honor of the 2016-2017 American Fulbright Grantees at the U.S. Embassy Finland on August 23, 2016. The keynote speaker was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Culture Anita Lehikoinen. Altogether there will be over 40 American students, researchers, teachers, and experts in Finland in 2016-2017.

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Arctic Conference Gathers Youth Alumni at the U.S. Embassy

‘Empowering Youth Alumni to Act for the Arctic’ conference, organized by the Embassy Helsinki, gathered these future decision-makers to learn about the Arctic opportunities and challenges. The group heard from Ambassador Oreck, U.S. Special Arctic Representative Admiral Papp, and Finnish Foreign Ministry’s Arctic Official, Counsellor René Söderman.

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