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Welcome to Turku programme

We are piloting a new programme! It is tailored to ease your settling-in process based on your own integration goals. Language of the programme is English, and all the activities are free of charge.

Are you ready to take next steps for your settling in Turku and Finland?
Are you committed in developing new skills and achieving your integration goals in an encouraging environment?
Are you looking for a network of other internationals and locals to support your integration journey?

If the answer is yes, join International House Turku’s new Training Programme!

The training programme lasts from September to December in the Autumn 2023 and from January to April in the spring 2024.

The programme consists of a variety of activities such as

  • Individual (1:1) and group coaching
  • Workshops
  • Events & group activities​
  • Strengthening Finnish language skills through leisure activities and learning by doing​

Each month includes three weeks of activities, and each week has a specific theme related to integration. The themes for every 3 weeks are:

  • Finnish culture and language​
  • Life in Turku​
  • Working life

During the programme you will get assisted by a professional coach, experience specialists and experts in different fields of integration.

When you register, you will be also invited to closed Facebook group for more information and materials.


Once you sign up for our Welcome to Turku programme, feel welcome to join all activities you find relevant to your integration to Turku. It is not mandatory to participate in all the activities, however, to get the most out of the programme we recommend you try out each activity and participate on a weekly basis.


In addition to the training programme’s activities we recommend you to also join other International House Turku’s activities to support your integration to Turku.