Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
NAMS2501 North America Residency 3–5 ECTS
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Janne Korkka, Department of English, Rosetta
Preceding studies
North America Residency can be included in the NAMS Intermediate Studies package only.

Learning outcomes

The students should improve their language skills in languages spoken in North America and/or gain a deeper understanding of North American cultures through spending a consecutive period of at least four (4) weeks in one or more North American countries.


After the visit, students write a report in English, exploring their experiences during the visit. A brief itinerary of the trip and documentation proving the visit should be provided, but the report should focus on, for example
- experiences of working, studying etc in a foreign language context
- challenges to the student’s previous understanding of North American societies and their peoples
- the impact of the visit on the student’s continuing studies at their home university

Teaching methods

Minimum 4 week residency: 3 ECTS
Minimum 8 week residency: 5 ECTS

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English



Study materials

Instructions for writing the report are available from the person in charge.

Further information

The NAMS program is available as a Minor to any degree student at Turun yliopisto or Åbo Akademi University. All classes and study units in the NAMS program are also open to any student registered with Turun yliopisto for a degree or as a visiting international or exchange student.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Languages and Translation Studies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
School of Languages and Translation Studies
Classical Archaeology
Greek Philology
Translation Studies
Latin Philology
Scandinavian Languages
Romanian Language and Culture
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Lang./Finno-Ugric Lang.
MDP in Finnish and Other Finno-Ugric Languages
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages/Finnish Language
Finnish Language and Culture
Hungarian Language and Culture
Estonian Language and Culture
Russian Studies