International Jyväskylä - Info Center
International Jyväskylä – Info Center is a multilingual service point, where one can get guidance and counseling on topics related to everyday living in 16 different languages.
International Jyväskylä – Info Center provides information on
- residence permit
- social services and health care
- leisure time activites
- and many other topics
International Jyväskylä – Info Center provides service to everyone, irrespective of the person’s background or reason for coming to Finland. Objective of this service is to support the integration of foreigners living in Jyväskylä at the earliest possible stage. Service is free of cost, confidential and available on a walk-in basis as well as by prior appointment.
NOTE! During the Corona pandamic, service can be used primarily by booking an appointment.
Guidance and Counseling Time table: International Jyväskylä - Info Center, Asemakatu 4, 40100 Jyväskylä
- 13-16 English
- 13-16 Kinyarwanda, Swahili and French
- 10-16 English
- 13-16 Estonian & Russian
- 14-16 Albanian
- 15-16 Somali
- 10-16 English
- 13-16 Thai, Lao
- 16-17 Somali
- 16-17 Enquiry hour
- 13-16 Arabic
- 15-16 Somali
- 10-14 English
- 12-16 Persian & Dari
- 14-16 Kurdish (Sorani ja Gurani)
Enquiry hour on Wednesday from 16-17 is for general enquiry about the service and for appointment bookings.
All of our counselors speak Finnish language as well. Guidance and counseling in Turkish language can be requested only via prior appointment.
Multilingual guidance and counseling can also be availed remotely using Micorsoft Teams. Please contact our counselors for more informtaion.
International Jyväskylä – Info Center’s counselors reach out to different parts of Jyväskylä and provide guidance and counseling to the local people. International Jyväskylä – Info Center does coperative work with ’Lähiöohjelma 2020–2022: Hyvinvointia ja elinvoimaa Huhtasuolle’ -project and provides services in Huhtasuo area once a week. In addition to this, International Jyväskylä – Info Center provides services in Multicultural Center Gloria twice a week.
Guidance and counseling timetable: Huhtasuon yhteistoimintapiste, Nevakatu 2 40340 Jyväskylä
Starting from February 2021, everry thursday 13-16
- English: 25.2., 18.3., 8.4., 29.4., 20.5., 10.6.
- Estonian, Russian: 4.3., 25.3., 15.4., 6.5., 27.5., 17.6.
- Arabic: 18.2., 11.3., 1.4., 22.4., 3.6., 24.6.
Guidance and counseling timetable: Multicultural Center Gloria, Matarankatu 6 A 1, 40100 Jyväskylä
Starting from 11.1.2021, Guidance and Counseling Incharge is available
- every monday 10-12
- every thursday klo 12.30-14.30.
These places also serve as International Jyväskylä – Info Center’s remote service points. One can contact our counselors remotely and in a secure way during a pre agreed time. The time can be agreed upon by contacting our counselors directly.
Initial Assessment in your own language
At International Jyväskylä – Info Center, one can request an inital assessment in own language, if the person is not registered as an unemployed job seeker and has not come to Jyväskylä as a refugee or asylum seeker. The initial assessment is meant to map out a person’s possible needs related to studies and language training, employment, socializing and networking, hobbies or any other aspect which could help the person integrate better into the local Finnish society. During the assessment, the person gets information about the services in Jyväskylä and is directed to the relevant services/activities based on the mapping done.
Guidance and Counseling Services for Foreigners – development project
International Jyväskylä – Info Center is a service which is currently being developed under the project - Maahanmuuttajien ohjaus- ja neuvontapalvelujen kehittämishanke (Guidance and Couseling Services for foreigners) in cooperation with Info Gloria.
Guidance and Counseling Services for foreigners – development project is managed by City of Jyväskylä’s Employment services. The project is being jointly funded by the special allowance received from the Ministry of Economic affairs and Employment and the City of Jyväskylä. Goal of this project is to develop a plan for organising and implementing guidance and counseling services for foreigners in Jyväskylä. Project’s operating time is 1.9.2020 – 31.8.2021. During this time, the project will offer and test above mentioned services for foreigners living in Jyväskylä, in cooperation with Info Gloria at the International Jyväskylä – Info Center.
For more information, please contact project coordinator Divya Narang