Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Goin’ternational Attracted Students to Explore The World

As previously mentioned in the TAMK International Blog, a group of exchange students organized an international fair at TAMK Kuntokatu campus on 14th April 2011.

The mission was to let exchange students tell about exchange possibilities to Finnish students who are thinking about doing an exchange period abroad. Also, the event was helpful for students who were still thinking for the most interesting exchange location. However, the exchange students themselves are experts of their countries, so it is extremely useful to hear them talking about the exchange possibilities.

Each country had a variety of material and treats for the students.

The organizers introduced their home countries to Finnish students and the exchange possibilities available to TAMK students. The organizers had leaflets, videos, and presentations to show for interested people. The auditorium was booked for the whole day because country groups were presenting their countries. Additionally, the students offered traditional sweets and cuisine from their home countries. Some groups even arranged some special programs. For example, The French team arranged a Pétanque tournament where everybody was welcome to join.

Mr. Sebastian Klix from Stuttgart, Germany was telling the visitors about his home country and the exchange possibilities there.

The course was organized by exchange students as a part of a ProAcademy course and the organizers earned credits by completing the project. Hopefully this event attracted more people for outgoing exchange. TAMK has numerous Partner Universities in various countries and they are willing to accept more Finnish students.

More pictures can be found in TAMK Flickr and in Goin’ternational Facebook.

Text: Elias Suominen
Photos: Elias Suominen

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