ITÄ-HÄMEEN OPISTO

is a Scandinavian type folk high school (founded in 1908) situated in Hartola. Hartola is on Highway 4, 180 km from Helsinki. The college is divided into four sections:

FOLK HIGH SCHOOL

Language courses: Spanish, Russian, Chinese, English

These courses begin in August and January. The Spanish, Russian and Chinese courses last six months. The first four months are held in Itä-Hämeen opisto and the last two in Malaga, Hatsina and Shanghai respectively.
The English course lasts four months, the last of which is in Manchester.

Master of Administrative Sciences

This study program starts with a year in Itä-Hämeen opisto and continues at the University of Eastern Finland for 3-4 years.

Creative Writing

This program is a creative writing course in English. It starts in August and ends in May.

We also organise shorter courses on various topics in summer and during holiday seasons.
The two-week English courses held by native speakers have been quite popular.

The college has dormitories and a dining room. The costs of the courses can be seen on our web pages and various brochures.

6TH FORM COLLEGE

A sixth-form college leading into the Finnish Matriculation Examination. A good place to study and grow in a homely atmosphere with teenage and adult students. The tuition, food and accommodation are free of cost. You can apply to the 6th  form throughout the year.

ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE

This section organises evening courses that last from September to April. Usually a class meets once a week, but some courses are held on a weekend.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

This program lasts for several years and has a limited entry