The school is located in eastern Finland in the town of Lappeenranta.
Lappeenranta’s special location in the border region between the East and the West, on the southern shore of the fourth largest lake in Europe, Saimaa, has favoured and shaped local business and industry and also added unique features to the local culture. Throughout history, excellent transport links in all directions have been considered to be a vital element for the vitality of the region. The region’s natural beauty and Karelian atmosphere attract visitors to the area.
Lappeenranta has approximately 73000 residents, which is more than half of the total population of the South Karelia region. However, if all the students are counted in, the total number of residents living in this central city of the South Karelia region is significantly higher than the official number.