COVID-19 | Frequently Asked Questions

We’re currently preparing for face-to-face teaching and social program for summer 2021. However, the developments linked to the COVID-19 pandemic are closely monitored and we will adjust the program if necessary. Information on any changes will be announced on this website.

Please see the frequently asked questions and answers below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions or concerns summerschool@utu.fi

 

Will the courses be organized face-to-face or online?

Most of our courses are planned for face-to-face teaching but can be executed online if necessary.

The only course that cannot be executed online is Solving wicked problems of the future ocean , and could, in the case of tightened gathering restrictions, be canceled.

 

Is it safe to participate in Turku Åbo Summer School?

The health and safety of our participants is our primary concern. We follow the guidelines of the Finnish Government and health authorities to make Turku Åbo Summer School as safe and enjoyable as possible.

 

What if I already booked my travel to Finland, but cannot come because of COVID-19 / restrictions?

Travel restrictions may change rapidly in different countries and affect your journey. We recommend carefully checking the re-booking and cancelation policies before booking your travel to Finland.

Remember that your journey might be affected by the regulations of Finland but also the country where you start your travel from and the countries you travel through.

You can find updated information about travelling to Finland and coronavirus pandemic the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) website.

 

Could the summer school / my course be canceled?

Should the COVID-19 related conditions weaken dramatically in Finland during the spring, we will make the decision on possible cancellation of Turku Åbo Summer School as quickly as possible. The participants will be notified by e-mail and any changes will also be announced on this website.

In the case of cancellation of Turku Åbo Summer School / a specific course, the registration fees will be fully refunded.

 

If I cancel my participation, will I get a refund?

A paid course fee (75€-100€) can be fully refunded if the cancellation is made by 30.6.2021, the latest.

To cancel your registration and request a refund, send us and email summerschool@utu.fi