Youth work

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

Type of exchange

  • Practical training

Campus

  • Mikkeli

Application period

For the autumn term and whole academic year

1.4. – 5.5.

For the spring term

15.9. – 1.11.

Modes of mobility

Practical training

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

Online Learning Agreement (OLA) for Erasmus+ applicants

As an applicant you need to prepare the Online Learning Agreement according to your home institution’s guidelines. If your home institution is not using OLA, please upload the fully signed Erasmus+ Learning agreement as PDF to your SoleMOVE application.

In addition to OLA you need to fill in your course wishes to the Proposed Study Plan section in your SoleMOVE application.

Study Plan for non-Erasmus+ applicants

Please upload the fully signed Study Plan as PDF to your SoleMOVE application.

In addition to the signed Study Plan you need to fill in your course wishes to the Proposed Study Plan section in your SoleMOVE application.

Proceed to application

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

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