Here you can find additional support for students at Arcada

Student Chaplain and Deacon

Sonja Jakobsson is our student chaplain and she is available on campus or online.

Please contact the student chaplain if

• you would like to talk about he purpose of life, your studies or your relationships,
• you are looking for something or someone to believe in,
• you want someone to pray with.

Buenos días, yo soy Sonja (pronunciado ”Sonia”). Soy sacerdote en la Iglesia Luterana de Finlandia, y estoy en el campus de Arcada los jueves. Los deseo cordialmente bienvenidos a Finlandia, y espero que no duden en ponerse en contacto conmigo por cualquiera que sea la razón. Yo estoy aquí por Ustedes.

Bonjour! Je suis Sonja et je travaille comme aumônier des étudiants dans l’École Superieur de Arcada. Je suis à votre disposition les jeudis. Ne hésitez pas à me contacter.


contact information

Sonja Jakobsson
E-mail: E-mail:
Phone: 050 380 0662

Student Deacon

The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland is there for you when you need someone to talk to or if you encounter sudden economical distress. Please, do not hesitate to contact me, the Student Deacon Viivi Suonto, and together we can find a way for you to move forward in your situation. Nothing is too big or too small that we could not talk about it. In unexpected economical difficulties we can also find a solution for you. Moreover, you enjoy full confidentiality, which means that anything that is said, stays between the two of us.

Viivi Suonto
E-mail: E-mail:
Phone: +358-50-4075165


SVEPS outreach youth work offers you voluntary and free of cost support and guidance, primarily in topics outside your studies.

We offer, among other things, guidance in economical and housing questions, support with taking control of your life situation and planning for the future and finding your path in the jungle of societal services. A contact with SVEPS does not commit you to anything and our co-operation is constructed by the topics you deem are of importance and our focus will be on those topics.

You can find more information about us at: External link (Swedish and Finnish)
You can reach us in English via phone +358 50 322 1451 (both calling and SMS)e-mail: E-mail: