Welcome to Oulu course is usually a four week entity designed to equip newcomers in Oulu to begin life in their new hometown. The course offers the basics of Finnish language and information about Finnish society, public services, and way of life. The course is offered in different languages as per need and availability. The schedule and lenght of the course can also be modified. Apply for the course online or download the form and drop it at Villa Victor's info. We will contact you when the next suitable course is starting.
Personal guidance is a discussion with a professional about your situation as a whole and figuring out together what to do next. You can make a plan for your next steps in Oulu and Finland including for example Finnish language studies, getting familiar with life in Oulu, finding interesting freetime activities and developing your own competence. Book a time for the counseling online, at Villa Victor's info or by contacting Markus Lepinoja (markus.lepinoja(at)ouka.fi, 0403529690). If needed, interpreter or multilingual adviser can be present.
At Get Familiar with Oulu classes you get useful information that helps you to settle down in Oulu. During the lessons you learn and discuss about Finnish society and life in Oulu. You will meet new people and get tips for your daily life. If requested, the infos can also include visits to different places, experts visiting the class and the contents can be modified to fit the needs of the participants.
100 Words in Finnish family club gets together on Mondays at 9am-12pm. Free family club is meant for 0-5 year aged children staying at home and their mothers. The club helps with learning Finnish language through playing and singing. Familyclub is part of the city of Oulu's open early education. The club meets at Talvikkipuiston monitoimitalo, Tervakukkatie 54, 90580 Oulu. Welcome!
You can register for the courses or individual guidance continuously
Next autumn at least the following courses will be provided:
- Welcome to Oulu course for people who speak English or Arabic (starts on 3.9.2018)
- Welcome to Oulu course for international students and workers
- Welcome to Oulu course for families with children