Universal Players Global

Universal Players Global was created to provide the opportunity to combine education, athletics, and hobbies with international experience for students from Finland and other European countries. With almost 25 years of experience, our organization has provided life-changing opportunities for hundreds of students who wish to study in North American high-quality independent boarding and day schools or in other programs that we have carefully selected. Most of our students have a special interest that is typically related to a certain sport, music, or another field of art but some students are just driven by academic success or looking for a great opportunity to study abroad at a quality school. For the recent school years, we have had students in our program from Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria.

Over the years, we have built wonderful long-term relationships with many private high schools, and we want to continue doing that. Since 2018, Universal Players Global has offered its Member Schools opportunities to personally meet with our students and families prior to them making decisions on which schools to apply to. The meetings in Helsinki, Finland, have been successful, and the feedback from all parties involved has been fantastic. During the pandemic years, we organized the whole Marketing and Recruitment Program virtually, and everything went very well. In December 2022, we wanted to invite the Member Schools to Helsinki, Finland, and it was great to see everyone in person again.

For the winter of 2023 and the applicants for 2024, we will organize the Program virtually. By doing this, we can keep the focus on the most important matter: Member Schools meeting the interested and potential applicants in the most convenient way for everyone. This will give all Member School equal opportunities to meet, interview, stay connected with, and enroll students during the application period throughout winter and spring. The Member Schools can also easily search and connect with additional applicants through the virtual platform and the full UP Student Database.

This will be the seventh consecutive year that we will bring our committed students and our Member Schools together, to take advantage of the pre-selected interviews, full UP Student Database access, and the great opportunity to meet other interested applicants, to find perfect matches for all participants.

The year-round Marketing and Recruitment Program will be a wonderful program for schools to recruit international students from Finland and other parts of Europe! We would like to thank everyone whom we have had the pleasure to work with in the past, and we hope to see your school as a Member of our Marketing and Recruitment Program 2024–2025!


Mikko Saarni


Timo Mäkelä


Jussi Halme

Director of Operations

Juho Illi

University Program Specialist

Reeta Saarni

Head Program Specialist

Maiju Puiseva

Business Development Manager

Hanna Kohonen

Administrative Support Managert Manager

Johanna Konttinen

International Program Coordinator

Questions? Contact us!

email: info@upglobal.net
phone: +358 3 222 0606


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