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ICT Summer School Finland

*This is a past Program. To see a list of our current programs please visit our current programs page.*

Program Details

During this two-week Study Abroad, students will have an opportunity to enroll in one or more Summer IT courses at Metropolia University in Finland, tuition-free, and receive up to six Weber State elective transfer credits (with prior approval from the department). WSU School of Computing professor Richard Fry will also be onsite in Finland teaching CS 4760 (a second block hybrid course) online beginning in July and completing the final two weeks in Finland). Regardless, if students take only Dr. Fry's class or a combination of other courses offered at Metropolia, all classes will be held during the weekdays with free time in the afternoons/evenings and over the weekends to explore Helsinki and the surrounding area. Registration for Metropolia classes in association with this Study Abroad will have a priority registration window limited to May 1st - May 31st on a first come first serve basis.

Selection Criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a high school graduate or above.


  • for CS 4640: CS 3750 (may be taken as a co-req in the summer).  
  • Metropolia ICT elective courses - vary based on course description. 


  • Vaanta, Finland

Program Dates:

August 4, 2023 - August 20, 2023


$3,550 (Airfare Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $500
  • May: $900
  • June: $800
  • July: $750
  • August: $600

Must be paid in full prior to departure

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid when you hand in your application.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit online and future payments. Charges should show on your account within 24 hours after registration. As always, you can pay with a credit card as well. To keep our trip costs low, we encourage the use of ACH Bank Transfers, or payments by cash or check whenever possible.

Included: airfare, insurance, tuition, apartment-style accommodation, and some meals.

Not included: passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled or local travel, and most meals.


  • Aug. 4th: Depart SLC
  • Aug. 5th: Arrive Helsinki Finland
  • Aug. 7th - 11th: CLASSES - WEEK 1
  • Aug. 12th - 13th: Personal Time/Informal Group Activities planned
  • Aug. 14th - 18th: CLASSES - WEEK 2
  • Aug. 19th: Personal Time/Informal Group Activitie planned, Farewell Dinner.
  • Aug. 20th: Depart/Arrive - Helsinki / Salt Lake City

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to seven (7) credits though Weber State University in:

  • CS 4760 (4) - 2nd Block Summer (CRN 12671)
  • and/or completing elective courses offered by ICT Finland (noting 3 EU credits transfer back as 1.5 WSU elective credits, with pre-approval from the program or department). For example, if a student is seeking three (3) additional WSU elective credits, beyond Dr. Fry's CS 4760, they would need to sign up for two (2) ICT courses.  If students are not taking Dr. Fry's CS 4760 course, they can independently register for up to four (4) ICT classes and receive up to six (6) WSU transfer elective credits (with pre-approval from the associated program or department).  ICT Tuition-free priority registration associated with this Study Abroad is May 1st - May 31st on a first come first served basis. Here is a link to courses they are offering ICT August Summer School Courses (may reflect a Summer 2022 sampling, and will not be official until the 2023 schedule is published).

Program Directors

Richard Fry

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8715.