The International Office arranges an orientation programme for the incoming exchange students at the beginning of the autumn and spring semester. The programme will be sent to the students prior to their arrival via email. 

The pre-arrival webinar for incoming exchange students will be in June 2024, date and more details will be sent to accepted exchange students in May 2024.

The orientation days for Autumn 2024 exchange students will take place on 15th – 16th August 2024 on Karelia’s Tikkarinne campus.

Before the orientation programme

Exchange students are recommended to arrive in Joensuu couple of days before the beginning of the orientation days in order to have time to settle in.

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 (course code LTP7130, 2 ECTS). 

Learning agreements and training agreements will be checked with one’s Departmental International Coordinator. For information on courses available for exchange students, please see the list here or contact the Departmental International Coordinators.