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The Spouse Program



Have you moved to Finland alongside your partner?

The Spouse Program is here to help you feel at home in the Helsinki capital region.

We warmly welcome you to join our program!



Sign up to the Spouse Program

What is the Spouse Program?

The Spouse Program is a service that helps international spouses settle into life in the Helsinki capital region.

Through a mix of community and career support, we help you build new networks and find exciting opportunities in your new home.

Who are spouses?

By “spouse”, we refer to people who move to Finland alongside their partners, usually for work or love.

Spouse Program members have diverse backgrounds from around the world, but are united by their shared experiences in the Helsinki capital region.

Hear from our Spouse Program members:

All of my friends in Helsinki are from the Spouse Program. We are all different ages, come from different backgrounds, speak different languages, but we support each other.”

I would not have been able to find a job in my first ten months without the support of the Spouse Program.”

This program helps us find our way in here, it is a lighthouse.”


Services for spouses

A friendly peer community

The Spouse Program is made up of a welcoming community of diverse international spouses.

All spouses in the Helsinki capital region can sign up to meet others, make connections and share experiences!

Career support for Helsinki residents

International spouses living in Helsinki can get career support from the Spouse Program.

We help you adapt to the local job market and establish yourself professionally in the Helsinki capital region.


Other services


Partnerships with companies

The Spouse Program works with local companies to support their talent retention and connect them with highly skilled spouses.

We want to make sure international employees and their families settle in successfully in the Helsinki capital region!

International House Helsinki

Are you abroad and planning ahead for your move to Helsinki, Espoo or Vantaa?

You can get help by using pre-arrival support services from International House Helsinki.

Newcomers are especially encouraged to attend newcomer information sessions!