Internationalisation at Home

The international office wants to deepen internationalization of Centria, as well as work with different aspects of student mobility. Only a small percentage of students study abroad, therefore, internationalization at home is essential. The intention with Internationalisation at home is to increase the interaction between local and international students, as well as increasing the international content in all study programs. Internationalization at home aims to ensure that also non-mobile students will benefit from international education.

Centria has 5 study programs that are fully taught in English. Students from the Finnish taught study programs can take obligatory and selective courses from the English taught programs and this is the formal and Academic way to make the study path international.

Centria offers many selective courses in English, both online and face-to-face. These are also an excellent option to make your study parh international; e.g. Working in a Multicultural world and Getting Local and Global.

International students are encouraged to focus on studying Finnish and Swedish. Language skills will make it easier to communicate with the surrounding society and increase the possibility to find an internship in the area. There are also courses that will open the Finnish Society for an international student, e.g. Finnish Society and Culture.

You may also increase your global perspective by studying a foreign language. Centria offers beginners courses in Spanish, German, French and Italian. 

The Campus at Centria is international, with students from around 40 different countries, Centria arranges different activities for students with the focus to mix local and international students. During the Academic year 2016-2017 students have met and mingled around the lunch table during Meet & Eat.

Meet & Eat during Spring semester:

Talonpojankatu, Kokkola: Thu. 12.1.2017 at 11:25-12:10, Thu. 26.1.2017 at 11:25-12:10, Thu. 9.2.2017 at 12:20-13:05 and Thu. 23.2.2017 at 12:20-13:05. Lunches during fourth period will be announced later.

The amount of places is limited to you need to sign up here 

For more information: Milla Latomaa, or Linda Krokfors,

A number of guest lecturers visit Centria every year and give lectures in their field of expertise to our students. If you want to be a guest lecturer at Centria University of Applied Sciences, please visit the Staff Exchange page


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