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 over 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 other field of arts but some students are just driven by academic success or looking for a great opportunity to study abroad and graduate from a quality private school. For the recent schoolyears, we have had students in our program from Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria.

Over the years, Universal Players Global has built wonderful long-term relationships with many private high schools. Since 2018, we have offered our Member Schools opportunities to personally meet with our students and families before they make decisions on to which schools to apply. The in-person meetings in Helsinki, Finland, and the virtual meetings on our specially designed Virtual Platform have been successful, and the feedback from all parties involved has been fantastic.

By organizing the meetings at our Virtual Platform, we can keep the focus on the most important thing: 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 platform and the full UP Student Database.

This will be the eighth consecutive year when 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 with whom we have had the pleasure to work in the past, and
we hope to see Your School as a Member of our Marketing and Recruitment Program 2025–2026!

Staff

Mikko Saarni

CEO

Timo Mäkelä

CFO

Jussi Halme

Director of Operations

Juho Illi

Program Specialist

Reeta Saarni

Head Program Specialist

Maiju Puiseva

Business Development Manager

Hanna Kohonen

Administrative Support Managert Manager

Johanna Konttinen

International Program Coordinator

Suvi Piipponen

Program Manager


Questions? Contact us!

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

 

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