Over 450 international students from various countries study at Xamk every year in different fields of studies.
Field specific knowledge and expertise are not the only value international students offer for companies – they also offer cultural understanding, fresh perspectives, wide networks and diverse language skills.
International students are interested in finding a job in local companies, but also in finding internship, thesis work, project and volunteering opportunities.
International students want to interact with local companies in order to develop themselves professionally, gain work experience, grow their networks, learn about Finnish working culture and understand their field’s market better. Many of them are interested in working in the area after graduation.
Stay open to speaking English or other foreign languages with international students. This gives your work community opportunities for sustaining and developing language skills, since taking international talent as part of the community is a natural way of practicing different languages. International students also appreciate the opportunity to develop their Finnish skills in practice at workplaces.