Are you an aspiring journalist? Apply to the thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme!

Would you like to come to Finland this August and spend three weeks learning more about the country, Finnish society and the Finnish way of life?

Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Finland.

Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Finland.

Who’s eligible?

This year’s Foreign Correspondents’ Programme is definitely for you, if you are:

  1. An aspiring journalist with some work experience in a media house (TV, print or web) or in social media, for example an accomplished blogger or vlogger;
  2. A citizen or permanent resident of the following countries: Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States;
  3. Born between 1986 and 1995;
  4. Able to work and communicate fluently in English;
  5. Interested in learning new things, meeting people from different cultures and spending three weeks in a foreign country;
  6. Excited to become a lifelong friend of Finland!
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Photo: Kari Ylitalo / Visit Finland.

What does the programme include?

The Foreign Correspondents’ Programme starts on 10 August and ends on 28 August 2015. The programme is intensive, and includes briefings on various subjects, meetings with Finnish professionals and visits to business enterprises, cultural sites and institutions. It also includes a weekend stay as the guest of a Finnish family.

The programme provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about Finland, Finnish society and the Finnish way of life. It also offers the means to enhance your professional skills, as well as expand your network of professional colleagues and international friends.

Photo: Jussi Hellsten / helsinki365

Photo: Jussi Hellsten / helsinki365.com.

What costs are covered?

The scholarship covers the costs of travel to and from Finland, local travel in Helsinki, accommodation and the daily programme, including transportation and some meals. The programme does not cover medical insurance, per diem allowance or meals not listed as part of the programme.

Photo: Visit Finland.

Photo: Visit Finland.

Applications?

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2015 at 11.59 pm local time.

All applications are sent by e-mail to the relevant Finnish Embassy or Consulate General. Please visit their website for more information:

Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

Photo: Visit Finland.

Photo: Visit Finland.

More information?

Facebook: thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme

Website: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme

Website: thisisFINLAND.fi

Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Finland.

Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Finland.

Foreign Correspondents’ Programme

Foreign Correspondents’ Programme

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has organized thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme since 1990. The programme is a media training programme targeted for young international journalists.

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