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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

  • living
  • working
  • studying
  • residence permit
  • social services and health care
  • leisure time activites
  • and many other topics

International Jyväskylä – Info Center provides service to everyone living in the Central Finland region, irrespective of the person’s background or reason for coming to Finland. Objective of this service is to support the integration of internationals by providing information and counseling at the right time and by directing the clients to the relevant services. 

Service is free of cost and confidential.

The service can be used on a walk-in basis or an appointment can be booked by contacting our Guidance and Counseling Incharge in advance.

Guidance and Counseling Time table: International Jyväskylä - Info Center, Kilpisenkatu 1 D, 40100 Jyväskylä
 
Monday

  •  10-16 English
  •  13-16 Kinyarwanda, Swahili and French

Tuesday

  • 10-16 English
  • 13-16 Estonian & Russian

Wednesday

  • 10-16 English
  • 13-16 Thai
  • 12-15 Ukrainian (Counselor speaks Russian)

Thursday

  • 13-16 Arabic

    * Also check Local Services

Friday

  • 10-16 English
  • 12-16 Persian & Dari
  • 12-16 Kurdish (Sorani ja Gurani)

All of our counselors speak Finnish language as well. Guidance and counseling in Somalian, Turkish and Tigrinyan 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 information. 
 

Short decription of International Jyväskylä - Info Center's services in different languages:

 

 

Initial Assessment in your own language

 

International degree student studying in Jyväskylä can request an inital assessment from International Jyväskylä – Info Center in English. For more information, please contact our counselors: Anna Randel and Kirsi Lehtimäki.

Stay-at-home parents or any other person who is not actively involved with TE-Office or Local Government Pilots on Employment (kuntakokeilu) can request an inital assessment from International Jyväskylä – Info Center in own language. For more information, please contact your own language counselor or our Guidance and Counseling Incharge Maarit Piruzdelan.

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.

 

Local services

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

During January 2022 - August 2022 (excluding July 2022)
every Thursday  14-16

  • Arabic: 13.1., 3.2., 24.2., 17.3., 7.4., 28.4., 19.5., 9.6.,30.6., 18.8.
  • English:  every Thursday  14-16
  • Estonian, Russian: 27.1., 17.2., 10.3., 31.3., 21.4., 12.5., 2.6., 23.6., 11.8.

Guidance and counseling timetable: Multicultural Center Gloria, Matarankatu 6 A 1, 40100 Jyväskylä

During January 2022 - August 2022 (excluding July 2022)
every Thursday 12-14

  • English
  • Russian and Estonian
     

Guidance and Counseling Services for Internationals – development project

International Jyväskylä – Info Center is a service which is currently being developed under the project - Maahanmuuttaneiden ohjaus- ja neuvontapalvelujen kehittämishanke (Guidance and Couseling Services for Internationals).

Guidance and Counseling Services for Internationals– development project is managed by City of Jyväskylä’s Employment services in co-operation with Multicultural Center Gloria. 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 easily accessible guidance and counseling services for internationals living in Jyväskylä region.  Project’s extended operating time is until 31.8.2023. 


For more information, please contact project coordinator Divya Narang

 

Where are we located? 


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Visiting hours during Summer 2022

The service is open normally during the month of June.

In July, vising hours are Monday - Friday 9-15

Friday 1.7. Persian, Kurdish (sorani, gurani), English, Finnish
For appointments, please call: 050 382 5700

Week 27 ja 28 4.-15.7.
For appointments, please call: 050 382 5700

Monday: English, Finnish
Tuesday: English, Finnish
Wednesday: Thai, English, Finnish
Thursday: Arabic, English, Finnish
Friday: Persian, Kurdish (sorani, gurani), English, Finnish

Week 29 ja 30 18.-29.7.
For appointments, please call: 040 027 5163

Monday: English, Finnish
Tuesday: Russian, English, Finnish
Wednesday: Ukrainian, English, Finnish

Thursday: Arabic, English, Finnish
Friday: Persian, Kurdish (sorani, gurani), English, Finnish

The service is open normally during the month of August.

Contact Us

Contact info

Address: Kilpisenkatu 1 D,
40100 Jyväskylä

Divya Narang, Project Coordinator
0503825700
divya.narang(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Maarit Piruzdelan, Guidance and Counseling Incharge (English, Finnish)
p. 040 027 5163 (Mon-Fri 9-16)
maarit.piruzdelan(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Mohamad Kasem (Arabic, English, Finnish)
p. 050 452 3981 (Thu 10-16)
mohamad.kasem(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Papy Nkunda (Kinjarwanda, Swahili, French, English, Finnish)
p. 050 495 4401 (Mon 10-16)
papy.nkunda(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Ali Moradi (Kurdish languages (Sorani, Gurani), Finnish)
p. 050 452 3981
(Mon 14-16, Fri 12-16)
ali.moradi(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Maryam Mousapour, Counselor (Persian, Dari, Finnish)
p. 050 495 4401
(Wed 9-12, Fri 12-16)
maryam.mousapour(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Kirsi Lehtimäki (Thai, English, Finnish)
p. 050 302 4343 (Wed 10-17)
kirsi.lehtimaki(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Anna Randel (Estonian, Russian, English, Finnish, understands Ukrainian)
p. 040 159 4340
(Tue 13-16, Thu 12-16)
anna.randel(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Services in Somali, Tigrinja and Turkish can be availed only by prior appointment. Please contact Guidance and Counseling Incharge 
Maarit Piruzdelan
p. 040 027 5163
maarit.piruzdelan(at)jyvaskyla.fi

Information about coronavirus and vaccinations in different languages

English    Russian    French    Persian    Sorani  Arabic  Swahili    Somali    Thai    Kinyarwanda    Turkish

 

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