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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 10: "An Analysis of the 2014 U.S. Midterm Elections" public lecture by Mark C. Miller, Fulbright Bicentennial Chair. Kaisa Library auditorium, 7th floor, 5 pm.

November 11: Veterans' Day. The U.S. Embassy Finland is closed but the ARC remains open. Learn more about the Veterans' Day from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

November 13: Education Expo at Kaisa Library auditorium, 7th floor, 2 pm - 4 pm. Information about study and scholarship opportunties in the U.S.

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.

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

  • American Resource Center in Kaisa House

    The American Resource Center (ARC), managed in a partnership between the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki and the University of Helsinki, is an extensive resource for current, in-depth information focusing primarily on political, economic and social issues and on American culture.


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