Kymenlaakso College (Kymenlaakson Opisto, fin.) is a Liberal Arts Educator specializing in the arts of the visual field, internationally known as Folk High School or Regional Civic College.
The school’s aim is to be the happiest school in Finland.
CAMPUS BY THE WATER
There are two campuses, located in semi-rural parts of Kymenlaakso county in Southeast Finland. One in Inkeroinen on the banks of the Kymi River, and the other, a charming Poitsila Manor House in Hamina by the Eastern Gulf of Finland, on the Baltic Sea.
Education methods are based on the traditions and values of Folk High School. School specialise in Visual Arts subjects & Communication studies, Finnish language courses, Wellness courses and Spirituality Retreats. There is a wide range of art courses to choose from; Visual Arts, Visual Communication, XR & Game Design, Photography and, Cartoons and Illustration. New subjects launching 2022 & 2023; Digital painting and concept art, Unity game engine, and Social media communication (distant learning). These courses are based on the Inkeroinen campus and taught in Finnish language only. Online and Distant Learning are available subject to status.
Language centres are situated in Hamina and Kouvola, and offer Finnish for foreigners courses at many levels. These are suitable, for example as integration training for immigrants, or people who already live and work here.
Kymenlaakson Opisto educates approximately 180 full-time students each year. Most of the students are young people who are preparing for entrance exams in higher education such as Universities or wish to pursue a career in the Visual Art field. In addition to young students, many adults take courses to take a break from work or to look for something new for the future or retirement.
The duration of a course is either a term or a year long. The studies are subject to a course fee and residents may apply for a government-supported study grant.
COMMUNITY AND FAMILY LEARNING
Term-time day and evening classes are also available at Kymenlaakson Opisto as it offers Community Learning Courses to all ages. Participants are able to pursue things of individual interest or subjects in various short courses. For example pottery, language studies, yoga and other exercises, weaving, cooking, music & art etc. These courses usually take place during term time only, once per week basis. Community Learning classes have approximately 2,000 participants each year.
More information in English on student enrollments, courses, evening classes or fees – on request.
FOR HIRE – SUMMER CAMPING IN FINLAND
The Kymenlaakso College campus can be hired during the summer holidays, from the end of May till mid-August. Let us know your group’s specific camping needs, so we can help you to achieve an unforgettable Finnish summer, with all it has to offer.
For more information and booking inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +358 44 770 0091 (education coordinator) or +358 50 363 6371 (principal).
A warm welcome to Finland, the land of the happiest of people.
Panoraama: Inkeroinen, Kymijoki. Kari Kuukka 2022.
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