Erasmus in Schools
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Photo: Satu Haavisto

Information for students

Your chance to visit Finnish schools!

Erasmus in Schools is a nationwide programme aimed at all Erasmus students, international exchange and degree students and Erasmus+ volunteers interested in visiting local schools during their stay in Finland. It is a great way to add meaning to one's Finnish experience by getting to know Finnish culture and schools. International students will present their country and increase Finnish pupils' knowledge of other cultures and encourage them to study abroad.

The Erasmus in Schools project gives a chance to visit:

  • Early childhood education and care (ages 0-5)
  • Pre-primary education (age 6)
  • Comprehensive school (ages 7-16)
  • General upper secondary school (ages 16-19)
  • Vocational institution (ages 16-19)

Information about the Finnish education system: Finnish education in a nut shell

School visitors can work as a teacher's helper, carry out a project with a class, give a lecture on a certain topic etc.- depending on what the student and the teacher/school wants. School visits can be carried out in any classes - in subjects such as languages, history, geography, sports, arts, cooking, biology, religion and student counselling. Basically with everything that has something to do with school life! Students can also take part in a theme day organized by the local school e.g. an international day.

Practicalities of the programme

Students and volunteers will be able to express their wishes and tell about their special skills when they sign up for the programme. The actual planning and implementation of the visit will be agreed between the visitor and the teacher/school. Every student and volunteer will participate in at least 2-3 classes once signed up for the program. The date(s) and time(s) of the visit(s) are to be agreed between the visitor and the teacher/school.

The visitor will be provided with an official Certificate of Participation by the school and the Finnish National Agency for Education. Travelling expenses will be reimbursed if the visitor needs to travel outside of their municipality of residence.

Check out previous students' experiences from the videos on the right!

SIGN UP HERE!

We have launched our new Erasmus in Schools Matching Machine at https://matchingmachine.hci.fi! You can join the programme and wait to be matched with one of the registered schools by registering to the Machine!

We have also updated the Step-by-step instructions for students (pdf)

NB! If you signed up for the programme already during spring 2018 but weren't matched with a school, please register to the Matching Machine.

If you signed up for the programme when the old registration system was still running and need to seek travel reimbursement or fill in the student's report, please contact us at erasmusinschools@oph.fi to get all of the required links.

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Erasmus in Schools

Contact information

erasmusinschools(at)oph.fi

Programme participants spring 2018

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