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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Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship Granted (August 13, 2019)

The annual Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship was granted to Mr. Lassi Tervonen in a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Ambassador Pence, Mr. Björn Savén, and Kristiina Helenius from the League of Finnish-American Societies congratulated Mr. Tervonen for the 35 000 euro grant for PhD studies in economics at …

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Congratulations to the New American Studies Grant Winners! (June 11, 2019)

Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor had the pleasure of congratulating the new American Studies Grant winners at the Kaisa Library on June 11, 2019. Heidi Pennanen from the University of Helsinki was awarded for her Master’s Thesis “International Space Law and Space Resource Utilization – United States’ Approach to Freedom of Use.” Salla Uusitalo …

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2019 Future Leaders Grant Award Ceremony

The U.S. Embassy Helsinki hosted the 15 Finnish Future Leaders program participants and their families at the U.S. Embassy Innovation Center on May 10, 2019. Each of the participants received an award certificate signed by U.S. Ambassador to Finland Robert Pence and officials from the Embassy’s partners on the project – AFS Finland and the …

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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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United States Announces Centennial Gift to Finland (August 21, 2017)

On the occasion of Finland’s 100th year of independence, the United States commemorates our close and enduring partnership with Finland and is delighted to present a centennial gift of an additional $500,000 to the Fulbright Finland Foundation. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Donna Welton announced the gift on Monday, August 21 at a U.S. Embassy reception in …

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Future Leaders Grant Award Ceremony (May 19, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy Helsinki had the pleasure of congratulating the 2017 Future Leaders participants at the U.S. Embassy Innovation Center on May 19, 2017. The U.S. Embassy Helsinki expresses their gratitude to the partners within the Future Leaders program – AFS and the Finnish National Agency for Education. The Future Leaders program takes 15 young …

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