Welcome to Xamk

Xamk is a higher education institution offering studies in English in many different study fields. We have campuses in the towns of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna, located in the beautiful region of South-Eastern Finland. Students from partner institutions of Xamk are welcome to apply for the practical training in Youth work.

Exchanges mostly take place in the autumn or spring term. Previous exchange students have done the trainings in Mikkeli but also in some other places in Finland.

If you wish to have more information about the possibilities about practical training places, please ask more!

Sari Kärkkäinen, sari.karkkainen(at)xamk.fi

Practical training and exchange studies

Community educator programme can assist in finding practical training places for incoming exchange students in Mikkeli / other parts in Finland in the field of outdoor leadership, outdoor education, youth work, social work or education (e.g. Finnish Youth Centres). Please state out the areas of your interests in your application and we’ll find you a suitable placement. Placement positions can  be organized for 2 to 6-month periods.

Previous exchange students have done their practical training in the places mentioned below:

  • Cultural Services in Mikkeli
  • Community Youth Work, Mikkeli
  • Hyvärilä Youth Center in Nurmes
  • Kalevankangas Comprehensive School, Mikkeli
  • Juvenia – Youth research and development center, Mikkeli 

    Metsäkartano in Rautavaara


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Information about Xamk and Finland

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Proceed to application

Two application periods: 1.4.-15.5. and 15.9.-1.11.

Apply now!