Welcoming Guide

Orientation programme for incoming exchange students

The International Office arranges an orientation programme for the incoming exchange students. Exchange students are recommended to arrive in Joensuu couple of days before the beginning of the orientation programme in order to have time to settle in.

When? In the beginning of the autumn and spring semester. 

Before the orientation programme

The programme will be sent to the students prior to their arrival via email. 

During the orientation programme

During the orientation programme students will receive useful information about studies at Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finnish culture and society and learn many practical things about living in Finland and in Joensuu. Students get to know each other and Karelia's tutor students. 

After the orientation programme

After the orientation programme starts an introductory course in the Finnish language and culture (2 credits). 
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Students are required to fill in a Learning Agreement to plan their studies in Karelia University of Applied Sciences. After student’s arrival the Learning Agreement will be checked with one’s Departmental International Coordinator or with the Tutor Teacher. For information on courses available for exchange students, please visit here or contact the Departmental International Coordinators. Training agreement is required from trainees.