International degree students and international degree programs have presented new types of challenges to universities. Working with international students brings the world to the service desks and classrooms.
In Finland, we have a long history of sending students abroad to gain international experience as well as programs to receive exchange students. Degree students’ needs partly differ from the needs of exchange students.
There are currently 15 700 international students studying in Finnish universities. Internationalization has recently become a major part of the universities’ strategy.
International students face many different kind of challanges in their first year in Finland.