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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Helsinki, Finland

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Helsinki Metropolia University, Helsinki, Finland

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The Department maintains an exchange relationship with Helsinki Metropolia University, where students from both programs may study for a semester or a year in the other country. Helsinki Metropolia offers an English-language social work program with course work that substitutes for Minnesota State Mankato requirements. Students pay their normal tuition at their home institution, and can take courses that are applicable to their major. In this case, our students are responsible for airfare, but most other costs are similar to expenses associated with attendance at Minnesota State Mankato. For further information, contact  Dr. Debra Gohagan.

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For more information visit the Metropolia website. (pictures courtesy of Helskinki Metropolia Website.)

Student Exchange Activities

Minnesota State Mankato Department of Social Work had two students from Helsinki Stadia (now Metropolia) in Helsinki, Finland spend Spring 2007 semester with us in Mankato, MN. In the fall of 2012, another student is studying here with us.

MSUM, Department of Social Work is also sponsored a student, Emily Adam, from Southwest State University's Department of Social Work, as an exchange student during Spring 2007 to Helsinki. Her weblog can be accessed a Emily's travel blog

We want to thank MSUM Department of Social Work students, Amanda Penning and Anne  Elvecrog, who went Finland during Spring 2006 for sharing their  experiences through their weblogs and photologs. Some access to Amanda's online journal entries about Finland can be found at Amanda's Travel Blog and Anne has links to her photos from her time in Finland  at