Internationality in studies

About 460 Laurea students go on exchange or traineeship abroad every year. Laurea also receives about 400 international exchange students from abroad annually.

Internationality at Laurea

In today's working environment professional expertise has to include international knowledge and an understanding of different cultures. Internationalisation is an essential part of the competence of any professional regardless of whether one is working in Finland or abroad. Laurea's aim is that the student will acquire skills that are competitive both in Finland and overseas while studying at Laurea.

There is a Mobility Window in all the curricula as part of the core competence modules. The Mobility Window lasts for one semester and it is recommended that during it students go on exchange or traineeship abroad. During the Mobility Window semester also the studies at Laurea are done in English with international students.

Student exchange and traineeship at Laurea's partner institution

During studying at Laurea it is well worth applying to study or train abroad. International experience teaches problem solving skills, develops language, cooperation and professional skills and improves understanding of cultures.

About 460 Laurea students go on exchange or traineeship abroad every year. Laurea also receives about 400 international exchange students from abroad annually.

Laurea has a network of almost 230 exchange destinations around the world.  and read more details in the SoleMOVE system. Traineeships as usually arranged by the students themselves but there is plenty of help offered for searching traneeship positions.

 

Generally students can go on an exchange after the first year of study. So it is well worth to start planning for a student exchange already at the beginning of the studies. Laurea has cooperation agreements within e.g. Erasmus+ and Nordplus programmes as well as bilateral agreements e.g. to America, Asia and Australia. Students can also find their own exchange place, this is called a free mover exchange.

It is possible to get a grant for both a student exchange as well as traineeship abroad.