Mobility program « Finn’Est »


General information on the Finn’Est 2023 program

Finn’Est is a school mobility program between the Académie de Reims (France) and Finland.


  • For 3 weeks, from 17/02/2024 to 09/03/2024: the Finnish student stays in the Académie de Reims.
  • For 4 weeks, from 06/04/2023 to 04/05/2024: the French student stays in Finland.

General conditions

The exchange of 3 weeks (Finnish) / 4 weeks (French) is based on reciprocity and allows French and Finnish high school students to experience a linguistic, cultural, and academic immersion. Each Finnish high school student goes to the high school of his/her French pen pal, attends classes with him/her, and lives with his/her family.

PLEASE NOTE: the Finnish family and the Finnish school must agree to host the French student for 4 weeks.


  • Entering class 9, 10, or 11 at the time of the exchange (between 15 and 18 years old).
  • Minimum language level A2 in English.
  • Minimum language level A1 in French.
  • Open-minded, independent, and responsible.
  • Must live with their family at the time of the exchange.
  • Have the agreement of their parents.
  • Have handed out the documents on time.

How to apply to the Fall 2024 exchange?

  • From the 31/10/2023: If one of my students is interested in participating in this program, I click on this link to download the documents needed for this application.

This link takes you to 2 files to download:

  • The certificate of acceptance that needs to be signed by the head teacher at my school.
  • The parental consent that needs to be signed by the family.
    • I fill in the « certificate of acceptance », then the head teacher at my school has to sign it.
    • I send the parental consent and this link to the students’ family:
    • The parental consent and the certificate of acceptance are handed back to me, so I can send them back to BEFORE December, 9th 2023.


  • 31 October 2023: call for applications in France and Finland
  • 12 December – 14 December 2023: matching of French and Finnish students
  • From 18 December 2022: sending of contacts: the referent teacher will receive the contact of the French teacher. They are responsible for contacting the French teacher to send them their student’s file.
  • From 17/02/2024 to 09/03/2024: reception of Finnish pupils
  • From 06/04/2024 to 04/05/2024: reception of French pupils