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October 2014

Study Guides - guide books about studying in the U.S. We have added a comprehensive collection on resources about studying in the U.S. that includes e.g., test books for TOEFL, SAT, GRE, and GMAT. Available for homeloan.

November 2014

November 27: Thanksgiving. The U.S. Embassy Finland is closed but the ARC remains open. Learn more about Thanksgiving from the National Archives' website.

November 28: Application period for the ARC Grant 2014 ends.

December 2014

November 3: Panel discussion on the literature about and by Native Americans, Kaisa Library Auditorium, 18:00. Arranged by Suomen Intiaaniyhdistys and American Resource Center. (Download the event flyer, PDF, 421 kB, in Finnish)

December is the month of Dressember: Dressember is a month of wearing dresses, but it is so much more. Since 2013, Dressember has been opposing the worldwide trafficking and exploitation of women. In its first year as a fundraising campaign, Dressember aligned with International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that works to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. Those who participate in Dressember are supporting the abolition of modern day slavery. We at the ARC, too.

Contact Information/Hours of Operation

American Resource Center at the Kaisa House
P.O.Box  53 (Fabianinkatu 30)
00014 University of Helsinki

Telephone: +358-50-448 5704

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-20, Sat 10-16 (*Reference services: Mon-Fri 9-17)
(Summer Hours June 1-August 25: Mon-Fri 10-18)

*Exceptions to reference service hours may apply.

American Resource Center

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