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Thank you for your interest in the American Women’s Club! For over 50 years our club has brought together those with a connection to America, whether they be American, Finnish, or International, within the greater Helsinki area.

All club events and communication are conducted in English, and our club year runs from September to May.  

How To Apply

7 Great Reasons to Be a Member

1. Friendship: Create lasting friendships and and enjoy camaraderie with Americans and other like-minded women in Finland.

2. Networking: Our members are well connected and diverse. With your membership you gain exclusive access to our whole community through events and a private Facebook group. 

3. Culture: Explore Helsinki with us. As a members you can join our monthly tours to the Helsinki area's many historical cultural institutions and exhibits. Broaden your mind with local and international art, music, food, architecture, and more. 

4. Intellectual Curiosity: Our monthly general meetings feature prominent Finnish and International speakers that bring lively discussions about the topics of the day. In the past we have explored such topics as the United States' diplomatic history to how to write a memoir. Come and learn something new!

5. Community: You have many passions and interests, and so do our members! As a member you will access to our English-language interests groups, which include a book club, gourmet cooking, handicrafts, bridge, and more.

6. Connection: Receive our monthly newsletter, resources and event invitations to connect digitally with your peers. 

7. Access: With membership, you have priority access to our numerous events throughout the year.  We are frequently able to offer our members discounted pricing as well! 

How to Apply

The American Women's Club in Finland has two types of membership, American (full) and International (associate).
Both types of memberships receive the same benefits from club membership. Americans eligible for full membership can apply right away by submitting an application and paying the annual dues. Associate members can apply for membership via the process detailed below. 

The club year runs from September to May. All memberships become effective only after payment of annual dues (€30 per year). Dues can be paid to the club bank account or in person at a meeting. Dues are discounted for those joining after the new year. 

American Applicants
(full membership)

We consider you an American applicant if you fulfill at least one of the following requirements:

  • American by virtue of place of birth
  • American by parentage
  • American by naturalization
  • Former American citizen
  • English speaking wives/partners of an American citizen
  • Daughter of an American who is or has been a full member of the AWC Finland

If you belong to at least one of the above groups, you are able to apply by completing the application form & paying dues. 

International Applicants
(associate membership)

Our non-American applicants have a few additional requirements to membership: 

1) Attend Two Monthly Meetings: the applicant must attend two monthly meetings within two years as the guest of a member.

2) Letter of Recommendation: A current member must write a letter of recommendation, and submit it to the Board.

3) Complete the Application Form & Pay Annual Dues

Associate membership is maintained by attending at least two meetings during the club year.

Contact the Membership Coordinator for information on how to attend a meeting as a guest.


About AWC Finland

AWC Finland is an active, diverse and welcoming community, whether you are new to Finland or have been here a while. If you are looking to expand your social network through new activities, ideas and friendships, learn more about what our community has to offer on our Membership Page.

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