the FinnFriend Program 

Discover the FinnFriend experience!

Are you an American living in Helsinki and eager to dive into Finnish culture? Whether you’ve recently relocated or have been here for a while, navigating the intricacies of Finnish life and making local connections can be a challenge. Introducing our brand-new FinnFriend program – your gateway to building friendships and gaining invaluable insights into life in Finland! 

SAM Helsinki proudly presents the FinnFriend program, designed to bring together Finns and Americans in the Helsinki Metropolitan area. Join us for a vibrant cultural exchange, where you can connect with locals, share experiences, and learn from one another. FinnFriend organizes three to five events annually, ranging from korvapuusti bake-offs and nature hikes to wine tastings and Halloween parties. It’s more than just activities; it’s about fostering lasting friendships and creating a supportive community.

The program aims to help you make new friends, offer practical information on living in Finland, and strengthen the bonds between Finland and America. Sign up for our newsletter today to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals.

Excitingly, the FinnFriend program is open to everyone – you don’t need to be a member of SAM Helsinki, and there are no age restrictions. Embrace the FinnFriend experience and enrich your time in Helsinki! 

Join FinnFriend now – subscribe to the newsletter here! >> 

If you have questions, please contact info(a) and we’ll get back to you!

About SAM Helsinki

SAM Helsinki is a non-profit organization centered around American culture. We are a meeting place for people interested in learning about the United States, experiencing American culture and networking with like-minded people. We are nonpartisan and open for everyone. Read more here: SAM Helsinki in English

SAM Helsinki is the largest local chapter of The League of Finnish American Societies (SAM), a non-profit friendship organization, promoting cultural exchange between Finland and United States. Through the League we advance opportunities for Finnish students in the Unites States by offering scholarships and summer jobs.