Lappeenranta is an international university city in Southeast Finland. Over 10% of its 73 000 inhabitants are students. In addition to the university, Lappeenranta is known for its fascinating nature and Lake Saimaa, the fourth largest lake in Europe.
Lappeenranta is easy to access: it is only a two-hour train ride from Helsinki. Russia’s “culture capital” St. Petersburg is merely 200 kilometers away, and Lappeenranta also has its own international airport. The city has a cosy small-town atmosphere and is easy to get around, yet offers a wide range of services, cultural events and recreational activities.