Kummi Family Programme

The Kummi Family Programme, introduced at the University of Oulu in 1995, connects an international student with a local family. The idea is to match the student with the family to spend their free time together. It is up to the family and the student to decide how often they meet and how they spend their time together. Students live independently on their own, not at the Kummi family’s home.

Participating in the programme will provide you an opportunity to establish new friendships and have memorable experiences with your student or family. The student and the family will also have a chance to practice their language skills.

The programme starts in the autumn semester and runs September-May each academic year. The families and the students commit to the programme for a year at the time. Should you be interested to apply, please find more information and the application forms for kummi families and students through the links below. 

The programme has already started for the academic year of 2018-2019 (September-May). If you have have interest in participating during the academic year of 2019-2020, please be informed that this webpage will be updated with further details on participating during the spring 2019. Should you have any questions conserning the programme, contact our team at kummi.family@oulu.fi.

Schedule in the autumn semester 2019:

The schedule with application deadlines for both students and families, as well as the families' and students' 1st meeting date and agenda will be updated on the webpage during the spring 2019.