Kummi Family Programme

University of Oulu's Kummi Family Programme connects our international students with local families. Participants receive an enriching intercultural experience with the opportunity to spend time together and engage in various activities.

Established programme

Since its inception in 1995, the Kummi Family Programme has connected the university's international students with local families. The programme grants participants an enriching intercultural experience by affording them the opportunity to spend time together and engage in various activities.

Kummi Family programme will be relaunched in 2022.

The application period is now open and continues until September 2.  You can find the application form at the bottom of the page.

Programme essentials

Kummi Family Programme

  • Offers international students a chance to learn about Finnish culture and lifestyle outside the campus adding value to the study experience.
  • Offers a positive cultural experience for both the student and the family.
  • Promotes cultural exchange and enabling friendships between local families and international students.

Joining the Kummi Family Programme

Would you like to become a part of the Kummi Family programme? A successful Kummi Family experience requires a certain level of commitment, so before filling out an application, please read more about what is expected from the participants, and get to know the programme principles.