Ahoy our dear exchange students!


We are getting to the point in our semester that it is time to introduce by far one of the greatest events ESN Finland has to offer: PIRATES OF THE BALTIC SEA CRUISE 2014 also known as PoBS’14! This is no ordinary cruise – not even close! Pirates of the Baltic Sea is an epic mix of almost 1600 international students from all over Finnish universities getting geared up as pirates, heading to the glorious West also known as Sweden! This being mixed with what we would say one the most traditional way of vacaying the Finnish way – on a cruise boat – you just can’t go wrong! The cruise takes it course from Helsinki towards Stockholm, a city you might think of as a bigger sister of Helsinki – everything is just a bit nicer, more picturesque and well, more Swedish! The cruise will take place 9.-11.11.2014 from Sunday evening until Tuesday morning, so no need to skip class more than couple of days.

What to expect:

•A day visiting beautiful Stockholm

•2 nights on a cruise ship M/S Silja Symphony in 4 person cabins

•Amazingly tasty all-you-can-eat buffet dinner on the first night, with all you can eat with various options and an open bar

•2 incredible shows starting the cruise both nights

•Various fun activities on board

•All this shared with over thousand exchange students from various cities in Finland

Ticket sales start on Wednesday 24.9. at noon! Sign up by clicking HERE!

Available only til Monday 6.10. noon (12:00)!

For more info, see our Facebook-event!

Welcome to the new academic year 2014-2015!

ESN Uni Helsinki will be welcoming the new international students at the Helsinki University Welcome Days on Wednesday 27.8. and Thursday 28.8. from 10am to 5pm! You will find us in the Language Center (address: Fabianinkatu 26) on the 3rd floor in room SH318ab.

At the ESN desk of Welcome Days you can for example:

– get your ESNcard! Price is 5€ and you will need to bring a small photo. This membership card of ESN gives you discounts in all of our activities and over 1000 other benefits around Europe! IxESNCard_for_preview_f

– get your presale ticket to the ESN Uni Helsinki WELCOME PARTY (Thu 28.8. @ nightclub Tiger)! FREE with ESNcard, 4€ without. With the presale ticket you can use the priority queue until midnight. Limited amount! Check out the Facebook event!esn_Uni Helsinki_5bileen sarja_v3_fb_cover_01

– get your FREE sim-card sponsored by our partners ESN Finland and DNA!

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– get an ESN overall! Special offer during the welcome days: ESN overall + ESNcard 35€!!! (Normal price 35€ with ESNcard, 40€ without) Very limited amount!!

– get an ESN reflector! Price 2,50€ with ESNcard, 3€ without. This super-awesome accessory can save your life in the dark north!

Come to meet our ESN actives! We are here to help you get the most out of your exchange period in Helsinki. If you have any questions about living and studying in Finland etc., or want to join us in organizing activities, or just want to see who we are, come to meet us!

 See you all there!

Get ready for the amazing year with ESN Uni Helsinki!

For now we are all still enjoying the summer break and gathering energy for the upcoming academic year, but no worries, ESN Uni Helsinki board and actives have already amazing plans for you, starting with the Welcome Days 27.-28.8. and the huge Welcome Party on 28.8.! Join our new Facebook group ESN Uni Helsinki 2014-2015 and stay tuned for information on our upcoming events and activities.

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Shrove Tuesday 4.3.

Shrove Tuesday is one of the biggest celebrations of Finnish students besides Vappu, and it’s the Finnish equivalent to the Carnival. ESN HYY is of course taking part in these celebrations and inviting everybody to join us!

The day starts with trying out the traditional pastry of the day, laskiaispulla, home-made by ESN HYY and ESN Aalto. Come to the New Student House at 12:00 and show your ESNcard to get a free pulla! You can also purchase your own ESN HYY overall and overall patches! More info on our Facebook-event.


After this delicious fun we will head out together to Kaivopuisto to join all students of Helsinki in the huge Shrove Tuesday event: Laskiaisrieha! Wear your overalls and grab something to go sledging downhill with, it will be a blast!

In the evening ESN HYY organizes a huge Winter Carnival -party in the nightclub Tiger! FREE entrance! (mandatory cloakroom/service fee 3€) Amazing drink discounts with ESNcard! Check more info on our Facebook-event!

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Join all this fun! Everybody is welcome!

Office Hour on Tuesday (14.1) 6pm – 7pm

ESN-HYY Office Hour on Tuesday (14.11.) from 6pm to 7pm at the New Student House, 2nd floor (Mannerheimintie 5A).

Don’t forget the Welcome Party next Wednesday (15.1) from 9pm onwards at The Tiger (Kamppi Center) http://www.facebook.com/events/478715985567896/

Orientation Week Program for January 2014

Welcome to Helsinki, see the following highlights for the program we have planned to welcome you all!

Coming now:

WELCOME PARTY on Wednesday the 15th of January from 9pm onwards at The Tiger (Kamppi Center, 5th floor) – special ESN discounts between 9 and 11pm! Free entrance. See more at http://www.facebook.com/events/478715985567896/

ESN City Tour on Monday the 13th of January at 3pm – See Helsinki attraction with ESN. Signup at the Welcome Fair on Wednesday or Friday at the Language Center. See more at http://www.facebook.com/events/565203633562975/

ESN Survival Shopping on Sunday the 12 of January at 4pm – Lost with Finnish food products? Need tips for local cuisine? Signup at the Welcome Fair on Wednesday or Friday at the Language Center.See more at http://www.facebook.com/events/1391743441079389/

Bubbling under:

ESN Pub Crawl on Wednesday the 22nd of January – Get lost in the Kallio neighborhood pubs. Possibilities to sign up announced shortly!

Join our Facebook group to stay updated: http://www.facebook.com/groups/121117478099464/


Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great time Friday at our Welcome Party and are now ready for the orientation week! Coming up next week:

Monday: OFFICE HOUR 6 p.m-7 p.m (New Student House, Mannerheimin tie 5a, 2th floor) There you can:

– Buy an ESN card, 2 euros (remember to bring a small photo of you!!)
– Sign up for all the events below and also for a Kayaking trip coming up 10.9. 5 p.m!

Wednesday: SURVIVAL SHOPPING 8 p.m: https://www.facebook.com/events/561765917204745/?fref=ts

Thursday: CITY TOUR 6 p.m: https://www.facebook.com/events/185396678308749/?fref=ts

Friday: KALLIO PUB CRAWL 6 p.m: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410137925866784/?fref=ts

Read more about each event by clicking the Facebook-event link in the end!

The Welcome Fair of Helsinki University 29.-30.8.

ESN-HYY Helsinki will be also present at the Helsinki University Welcome Fair on Thursday and Friday (29.-30.8.) at the Language Center (Fabianinkatu 26)! You will find us in the room LS 115 from 10am to 5pm on both days. Come to check out our stand, meet our troops and hear more about our activities! You can also:

  • Get your ESNcard (2€, remember to bring a small photo!)
  • Get your FREE prepaid sim-card sponsored by DNA (for international students of Helsinki University)
  • Get your presale ticket for the Welcome Party (FREE with ESNcard/2€ without)
  • Sign up for Kallio Calling -pub crawl
  • Sign up for Survival Shopping

Welcome Party of ESN-HYY Helsinki

Welcome Party 30.8.2013

Welcome everyone to the land of lakes, snow, Nokia, wife carrying, and Santa!!
We have the pleasure of throwing all the new Exchange students, International people and open minded Finns a party where everyone can meet, drink, talk, dance and have a blast!
Very cheap student friendly drinks, 2 rooms with really cool DJs playing varied music, easy central location (with bus, metro and tram connections) and an awesome famous club.

Time: Friday 30.8., doors open at 21.00
Location: Club Venue (Pohjoinen Ratatiekatu 21, 00120 Helsinki)

Presale tickets (pass the queue until 23.00): FREE with ESNcard / 2€ without ESNcard
Tickets: 4€ at door

Where to get your presale ticket:
– Tuesday 27.08. at 3-4pm at the New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5A), 2nd floor
– Wednesday 28.08. at 3-4pm also at the New Student House, 2nd floor
– Thursday 29.08. at the Welcome Fair 10am-5pm, Language Center (Fabianinkatu 26)
– Friday 30.08. also at the Welcome Fair 10am-5pm, Language Center

Limited amount of presale tickets!
More info on the ESNcard here.

Also check the event on Facebook

Organized by XGroup and ESN-HYY Helsinki