Orientation Week for Incoming Exchange Students
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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 2021-2022
The orientation programme for incoming exchange students for the Autumn 2021 semester AND the Full Academic year will be 30.08.2021 – 03.09.2021.
The orientation programme for incoming exchange students for the Spring 2022 semester will be 03.01.2022- 07.01.2022.
The orientation week programme (more information click here)
Orientation programme and COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have organized the previous 2 orientation weeks virtually. All exchange students have taken part from their student accommodations in Finland and the programme has been a mixture of pre-recoded videos and live sessions via Zoom.
Due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to organize the upcoming orientation programme for the Autumn 21 semester virtually.
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 a group of 3-6 exchange students, 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.
|Emma Corrêa de Mora||Welcome greeting|
|Caroline Nordenswan||Welcome greeting|
|Satu Tahko||Welcome greeting|
|Ellinor Öström||Welcome greeting|
|Erica Långbacka||Welcome greeting|
|Frankie Spencer||Welcome greeting|
|Katarina Rancken||Welcome greeting|
|Kateryna Pinchuk||Welcome greeting|
|Moa Cavén||Welcome greeting|
|Riia Sipilä||Welcome greeting|
|Zahid Choudhury||Welcome greeting|
|Karen Kaukovalta||Welcome greeting|
|Jenny Norkonvuo||Welcome greeting|
|Mathilda Leppälahti||Welcome greeting|
|Solveig Molander||Welcome greeting|
|Alexandra Moliis||Welcome greeting|
|Markus Lerbacka||Welcome greeting|
|Malena Frankehaeuser||Welcome greeting|
|Krista Virtanen||Welcome greeting|