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  • Ambassador Adams in Åland

    Ambassador Charles C. Adams visited the Åland Islands on August 22.

  • Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Culture Anita Lehikoinen delivering her keynote speech to the newly arrived American Fulbright Grantees.

    Ambassador Adams hosted a reception for the American Fulbright Grantees. The keynote speaker was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Culture Anita Lehikoinen.

  • Panel discussion at the Kaisa Library

    The ARC had the pleasure of hosting an evening dedicated to Finndians, the descendants of Finnish immigrants and Native Americans, on August 11.

  • Independence Day celebrations

    On June 16, Ambassador Adams hosted the 240th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. The Arctic was the central theme, in order to highlight the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

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    Voting in 2016

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  Read more »

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    Public lecture by Dr. Peter Miller: Perspectives on the 2016 American Presidential Election

    Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Dr. Miller discusses the nomination process, the general campaign, and the state of American politics at the Helsinki University Kaisa Library 7th floor (Fabianinkatu 30) on Thursday, September 29, at 17:00. (PDF, 450 kB) 

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    American Resource Center Grant 2016 Announced

    The American Resource Center is once again inviting applications from Finnish university students whose Master’s Thesis concentrates on the United States. The scholarship program has been running continuosly since 2005. We accept applications from all fields of study.  More information and application form »

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    Great Decisions Discussion Group Now Accepting Applications

    Join us for an informative and fun peer learning method "Great Decisions" discussion group on U.S. foreign policy! The group meets 8 times in October-December to discuss some of the most critical global issues facing America today. Arranged by the American Resource Center.  Read more »

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    Affordable Care Act and U.S. Citizens Abroad

    What are the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for U.S. citizens residing abroad? U.S. citizens living abroad are generally subject to the same individual shared responsibility provision as U.S. citizens living in the United States. Please click the link above to read more. 

  • Can my same sex spouse qualify for a visa?
    Can my same sex spouse qualify for a visa?

    Please review the FAQs on U.S. Visas for Same Sex Spouses for additional questions 

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Educational Exchange Programs

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Federal Voting Assistance Program

  • Federal Voting Assistance Program Information on absentee voting for U.S. citizens who are living outside the U.S.


Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2016 The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s
    principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking.

International Religious Freedom Report 2015

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2015 Country Reports on Human Rights


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