Arctic Cultures in Change Curriculum

Arctic Cultures in Change Curriculum explores arctic cultures and includes a study period in the University of Oulu in the city of Oulu and a joint study tour excursion to the town of Inari in Northern Lapland.

The study period in Oulu explores Arctic cultures and includes themes such as Sámi culture; humans, European Arctic nature-based livelihoods; Scandinavian pre-history and Arctic Anthropology; Arctic food; and  Finno-Ugric languages.

After the study period, the programme continues with the joint excursion to Inari with the students of the Diving into Arctic Dialogues Curriculum. Join us for the Arctic ride through northern half of Finland. Apply now!


The study period of the Arctic Cultures in Change Curriculum will introduce students to Arctic indigenous peoples’ cultures, Arctic environment and their change in course of the history and today, focusing especially on the effects of the climate change. Arctic cultures are also examined in relation to the linguistic surroundings and anthropology.

Students will learn about the Arctic ways of life and how the Arctic cultures and environments are connected to the global world and its changes. The course also aims to discuss how to utilise, share, and spread this knowledge on the challenges faced in the Arctic areas for the purpose of making a change yourself by raising awareness. 

The study period will include lectures, discussions, independent work, field visits to interesting locations and extracurricular activities.

Class size: Minimum 8, maximum 25

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the programme’s contact person.

The organisers reserve the right to make changes.