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

The orien­tation programme for Autumn 2023 exchange students will take place on 17th – 18th August 2023!

Before the orien­tation programme

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.

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 / 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.