Marjut Vehkanen December 2012 CIMO Finnish Language and Culture CIMO Centre for International Mobility вЂў CIMO = Centre for International Mobility вЂў an organization operating under the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture вЂў established in 1991 вЂў CIMO offers services and expertise to encourage cross-cultural communication. CIMOВґs year 2012 вЂў The Budget 40,2 million в‚¬ вЂў Scholarships and grants awarded 25,8 million в‚¬ вЂў 24 571 people took part in CIMOвЂ™s programmes CIMO Centre for International Mobility вЂў CIMO administers scholarships, exchange programs and international trainee exchanges. вЂў CIMO offers information, advisory services and publications. вЂў CIMO promotes teaching of the Finnish language and culture in universities outside Finland and arranges summer courses in Finnish language and culture for international students. Finnish Language and Culture studies вЂў Finnish language and culture is taught at more than 100 universities in about 30 countries around the world. вЂў CIMOвЂ™s Unit for the Finnish Language and Culture supports Finnish language and culture studies at universities outside Finland. Our support is available to universities, their teachers and students. вЂў As an expert body acts Council for Finnish Studies at Universities abroad (abr. UKAN) UKAN has been supporting Finnish language studies outside Finland for 43 years. Finnish Language and Culture Support for universities outside Finland CIMO вЂў supports Finnish Language and Culture studies at universities outside Finland by providing professional and material support: вЂ“ sends native Finnish teachers вЂ“ provides universities with Finnish literature, study materials and periodicals Finnish Language and Culture Support for universities outside Finland FLTA program 1/2 вЂў in co-operation with Fulbright Center CIMO sends Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants (FLTA) to 4-5 different universities in the United States yearly вЂў The purpose of the FLTA program is to diversify the teaching of Finnish Language and Culture in the United States, to further strengthen the academic status of Finnish Studies at North-American universities, and to intensify the cooperation between Finnish and American scholars and universities. Finnish Language and Culture Support for universities outside Finland FLTA program 2/2 вЂў The FLTAs study and/or pursue research at an American university while at the same time serve as Finnish language and culture teaching assistants on campus. вЂў Program is funded by CIMO and the Fulbright Center вЂў Program is administered by the Fulbright Center вЂў 2011 - 2012 FLTAs are at the University of Seattle, Bloomington, Madison and UC Berkeley. Fulbright Center вЂў The Fulbright Center http://www.fulbright.fi is a service organization that specializes in cultural exchange between Finland and North America. The services include grant programs for Finns and Americans, and advising and information services. Inquiries regarding the FLTA program as well as Fulbright grants for American students and scholars: email@example.com Finnish Language and Culture, CIMOвЂ™s support for students вЂў summer courses in Finnish language and culture in Finland (held by Finnish universities) вЂў courses in literary translation (Finnish Literature Information Centre FILI and CIMO) вЂў Suomea Suomessa training program (in cooperation with Finnish employers or families) вЂў scholarships for students and researchers to study at Finnish universities International summer courses вЂў intended for students of Finnish at universities outside Finland вЂў for advanced students вЂў courses of four different levels вЂў In 2012 held in JyvГ¤skylГ¤, Savonlinna,Tampere, Vaasa, Oulu вЂў 330 applicants out of which 181 get accepted Finnish in Finland (Suomea Suomessa) вЂў Training program for international university students вЂў A trainee might work in customer service, as a summer camp director, teacher, translator, or perhaps an assistant on different kinds of projects. вЂў The training period varies from 1 to 6 months вЂў Mainly during summer months (June вЂ“ August) вЂў Trainees are paid either by the employer or through a CIMO grant. вЂў 25 trainees took part in the program in 2011 - 2012 Family Placements (Finnish in Finland) вЂў for students whose Finnish language skills are not yet adequate to the challenges of a work environment вЂў Trainees are expected to share the family's daily tasks, such as looking after children and doing light house work. вЂў The working time is maximum 5 hours a day or 25 hours a week вЂў Room and board are provided by the host family. In addition to free room and board, the trainee will receive 40вЂ“70в‚¬ in pocket money per week during the training period. Scholarships for Advanced Studies of the Finnish Language at Finnish Universities вЂў CIMO offers scholarships for MA degree students of Finnish language and literature at universities outside Finland. вЂў Preference is given to applicants who are working on their Master's thesis. вЂў The maximum period for which the scholarship can be applied for is one academic term, while the minimum scholarship period is 3 months. вЂў The monthly allowance is 800 euros. No additional allowance for housing is paid. The scholarship holder is also responsible for expenses due to international travel to and from Finland. вЂў http://www.studyinfinland.fi Scholarships for Post-Master's Studies and Research at Finnish Universities вЂў Scholarships for post-Master's studies and research at Finnish universities are available for international postgraduate students and researchers of Finnish language and culture. вЂў The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is 1200 euros. No additional allowance for housing is paid. Travel expenses are not covered by CIMO. Short-term Scholarships for Post-graduates and Researchers of Finnish language and culture вЂў CIMO awards (tentatively for one year) scholarships to foreign post-graduates and researchers of the Finnish language and culture for short-term visits, e. g. to archives, seminars, interviews or meetings with a tutor. вЂў Attendance at a conference is no sufficient reason for a scholarship - the visit should also include other kind of work related to the applicant's research. вЂў The grant can be awarded for 1-4 weeks. The amount of the grant is 300 euros/week. вЂў http://www.studyinfinland.fi Academic year 2011-2012 вЂў Finnish language and culture is taught in about 100 universities in 30 countries вЂў 200 teachers; 21 sent by CIMO вЂў more than 5.000 students вЂў 19 Finnish trainees assist in teaching of Finnish language and Culture in foreign universities Academic year 2011-2012 вЂў 4 Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants spend 9 months in universities in USA (Universities of California, Indiana and Wisconsin, Columbia University) вЂў 181 participants in the international summer courses (incl. Translation course) вЂў 258 participants in Erasmus Intensive Language Courses (Finnish beginnerвЂ™s level) Finnish Studies Around the World 2010 Tromssa Luulaja Alta ReykjavГk Uumaja Stockholm Kopenhagen Arkhangelsk Uppsala Minneapolis St. Petersburg Hancock Seattle Madison Saransk Leeds New York Portland Syktyvkar London Toronto Norwich IЕѕevsk Nanjing Porto Eugene Bloomington Provo Berkeley Beijing JoЕЎkar-Ola Sofia Lisbon Cluj-Napoca Bologna Madrid ForlГ¬ Napoli Athens Tokio What can CIMO offer to other than Finnish language students? вЂў CIMO has a number of scholarship programs for post-MasterвЂ™s level studies and research at Finnish universities. They are targeted at all academic fields, with the exception of the scholarships for advanced-level degree students of the Finnish language, which are specific to that particular field. вЂў Note: CIMO does not have any scholarship programs or other financial assistance available for BachelorвЂ™s or MasterвЂ™s level degree studies in Finland. Neither do we have any grants for beginnerвЂ™s level studies of Finnish or Swedish. вЂў For more information go to www.studyinfinland.fi Further information вЂў http://www.cimo.fi вЂў http://www.studyinfinland.fi вЂў For inquiries on Finnish language and culture studies outside Finland, CIMOвЂ™s Finnish language summer courses, Suomea Suomessa training programme or Finnish language scholarships write to firstname.lastname@example.org вЂў For other inquiries on studies or training in Finland write to email@example.com KIITOS. Thank you!