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ICT Summer School Finland

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 nine Weber State elective transfer credits (with prior approval from the department). WSU School of Computing professors Richard Fry, Andy Drake, and Randy Hurd will be onsite in Finland teaching WEB 3700, ENGR 2160, and NET 3300. Regardless, if students take only Weber State taught classes 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.

Pre-reqs:

  • for WEB 3700 - CS 2350 & CS 3280 OR WEB 3350 OR Instructor permission
  • for ENGR 2160 - CHEM 1210 OR Instructor permission
  • for NET 3300 - NET 2300 OR CS 2705 OR Instructor permission

Destination:

  • Vaanta, Finland

Program Dates:

July 31 - August 17, 2024

Cost

$3,550 (Airfare Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $500
  • January: $500
  • February: $500
  • March: $500
  • April: $500
  • May: $500
  • June: $300
  • July: $250

Must be paid in full prior to departure

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid when you register

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.

Itinerary

  • July 31: Depart SLC 
  • August 1: Arrive Helsinki
  • August 2: University Orientation
  • August 3: Walking tour of Helsinki
  • August 4: Free Time
  • August 5 - August 9: Classes Week 1
  • August 10:  Full Day Tour - Estonia 
  • August 11:  Group Dinner
  • August 12-16: Classes Week 2
  • August 17: Departure to SLC (or students can stay another week for additional elective classes*)
  • *accommodation surcharge will apply for the extra week

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to nine (9) credits through Weber State University in:

  • WEB 3700
  • ENGR 2160
  • NET 3300 
  • 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 taking WEB 3700, ENGR 2160 AND/OR NET 3300, they would need to sign up for two (2) ICT courses.  If students are not taking taking WEB 3700, ENGR 2160 AND/OR NET 3300, 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  ICT Sample August Summer School Courses from Summer 2023 (check back for actual 2024 classes offered when the schedule is published in April 2024)

Program Directors

Dr. Richard Fry

rfry@weber.edu

Andy Drake

Dr. Randy Hurd

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.