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Finnish Language and Culture Support for universities outside Finland

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Marjut Vehkanen
December 2012
CIMO
Finnish Language and
Culture
CIMO
Centre for International Mobility
• CIMO = Centre for International Mobility
• an organization operating under the Finnish
Ministry of Education and Culture
• established in 1991
• CIMO offers services and expertise to encourage
cross-cultural communication.
CIMOВґs year 2012
• The Budget 40,2 million €
• Scholarships and grants
awarded 25,8 million €
• 24 571 people took part in CIMO’s
programmes
CIMO
Centre for International Mobility
• CIMO administers scholarships, exchange
programs and international trainee exchanges.
• CIMO offers information, advisory services and
publications.
• 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
• Finnish language and culture is taught at more than
100 universities in about 30 countries around the
world.
• CIMO’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.
• 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
• supports Finnish Language and Culture
studies at universities outside Finland by
providing professional and material support:
– sends native Finnish teachers
– provides universities with Finnish literature, study
materials and periodicals
Finnish Language and Culture Support
for universities outside Finland
FLTA program 1/2
• 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
• 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
• 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.
• Program is funded by CIMO and the Fulbright
Center
• Program is administered by the Fulbright Center
• 2011 - 2012 FLTAs are at the University of
Seattle, Bloomington, Madison and UC Berkeley.
Fulbright Center
• 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:
office@fulbright.fi
Finnish Language and Culture,
CIMO’s support for students
•
summer courses in Finnish language and culture in
Finland (held by Finnish universities)
•
courses in literary translation (Finnish Literature
Information Centre FILI and CIMO)
•
Suomea Suomessa training program (in cooperation
with Finnish employers or families)
•
scholarships for students and researchers to study at
Finnish universities
International summer
courses
• intended for students of Finnish at universities
outside Finland
• for advanced students
• courses of four different levels
• In 2012 held in Jyväskylä, Savonlinna,Tampere,
Vaasa, Oulu
• 330 applicants out of which 181 get accepted
Finnish in Finland
(Suomea Suomessa)
• Training program for international university students
• A trainee might work in customer service, as a summer
camp director, teacher, translator, or perhaps an
assistant on different kinds of projects.
• The training period varies from 1 to 6 months
• Mainly during summer months (June – August)
• Trainees are paid either by the employer or through a
CIMO grant.
• 25 trainees took part in the program in 2011 - 2012
Family Placements
(Finnish in Finland)
• for students whose Finnish language skills are not yet adequate to the
challenges of a work environment
• Trainees are expected to share the family's daily tasks, such as
looking after children and doing light house work.
• The working time is maximum 5 hours a day or 25 hours a week
• Room and board are provided by the host family. In addition to free
room and board, the trainee will receive 40–70€ in pocket money per
week during the training period.
Scholarships for Advanced Studies of
the Finnish Language at Finnish
Universities
• CIMO offers scholarships for MA degree students of Finnish
language and literature at universities outside Finland.
• Preference is given to applicants who are working on their Master's
thesis.
• The maximum period for which the scholarship can be applied for
is one academic term, while the minimum scholarship period is 3
months.
• 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.
•
http://www.studyinfinland.fi
Scholarships for Post-Master's Studies
and Research at Finnish Universities
• Scholarships for post-Master's studies and
research at Finnish universities are available for
international postgraduate students and
researchers of Finnish language and culture.
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• The grant can be awarded for 1-4 weeks. The amount of
the grant is 300 euros/week.
• http://www.studyinfinland.fi
Academic year 2011-2012
• Finnish language and culture is taught in about
100 universities in 30 countries
• 200 teachers; 21 sent by CIMO
• more than 5.000 students
• 19 Finnish trainees assist in teaching of Finnish
language and Culture in foreign universities
Academic year 2011-2012
• 4 Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture
Teaching Assistants spend 9 months in
universities in USA (Universities of California,
Indiana and Wisconsin, Columbia University)
• 181 participants in the international summer
courses (incl. Translation course)
• 258 participants in Erasmus Intensive Language
Courses (Finnish beginner’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
Forlì
Napoli
Athens
Tokio
What can CIMO offer to other than Finnish
language students?
• CIMO has a number of scholarship programs for post-Master’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.
• Note: CIMO does not have any scholarship programs or other
financial assistance available for Bachelor’s or Master’s level
degree studies in Finland. Neither do we have any grants for
beginner’s level studies of Finnish or Swedish.
• For more information go to www.studyinfinland.fi
Further information
• http://www.cimo.fi
• http://www.studyinfinland.fi
• For inquiries on Finnish language and culture
studies outside Finland, CIMO’s Finnish language
summer courses, Suomea Suomessa training
programme or Finnish language scholarships write
to ukan@cimo.fi
• For other inquiries on studies or training in Finland
write to cimoinfo@cimo.fi
KIITOS.
Thank you!
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