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International exchange student tutors

International exchange student tutors


The orientation programme is mandatory for all incoming exchange students at Åbo Akademi University. Students arriving late cannot be guaranteed the same service.

The orientation programme gives you useful information about the university, your studies, student services, as well as some cultural insights. During the orientation course you will also register at the university, register for courses, meet the tutors and all the other exchange students.

When is it?

The orientation programme during the autumn semester is always week 35. 

The orientation programme during the spring semester is always the first week of January.


Academic year 2023-2024

The orientation programme for incoming exchange students for the Autumn 2023 semester AND the Full Academic year will be 28.08.2023 – 01.09.2023. 


International exchange student tutors fall 2023

All exchange students will have a student tutor, a fellow student at Åbo Akademi University, to help with practical matters when settling in and as a contact during the exchange period. The tutors will usually be in contact with incoming exchange students 3-4 weeks before arrival (if you have given us permission to share your contact details) or you will meet your tutor during the orientation programme.

The tutors work on a voluntary basis and have been trained for their task. Each tutor leads their own tutor group, and the group meets often at the beginning of the semester and at regular intervals during the stay. The assistance of a fellow student is invaluable in particular at the beginning of the study period.

The tutors will receive a list of which exchange students they will tutor and contact you.

Here you can klick on the tutors to see their greetings for you.

Head Tutors
Angelica Conti (Åbo)
Claudia Lorca (Vasa)
Pauliina Alm

Julia Byström

Julia Huovinen

Shaheryar Malik

William Sjöblad

Anna von Knorring

Lucas Wrede

Nicodemus Kraufvelin

Ida Westermarck

Kajsa Björkman

Ellen Lindström

Emma Holmback

Sini Eriksson

Iiris Himanto

Linnea Wikström

Catherine Rönnblad


Updated 30.8.2023