Friend Family Programme

We annually organise a Friend Family Programme, through which local families and international university students studying in Tampere can meet.

We have run the Friend Family Programme since 2010.

The aims of the Friend Family Programme are to:

  • bring together international students and local families 
  • enable participants to develop their language and intercultural communication skills
  • offer students and families an opportunity to broaden their perspectives by learning from each other’s cultures
  • in the best case scenario, enable unforgettable experiences and long-lasting friendships.
Friend Families in the forest

The programme lasts eleven months, February – December annually.

The universities will organise two joint meetings where families and students can all get together and join a forest trip or a sauna evening. Other activities will be individually agreed upon between families and students themselves.