International Affairs

The purpose of the Student Union’s International Affairs is to supervise the interests of international students and the internationalization of the Finnish students of the University of Jyväskylä.  The international sector aims to promote interaction between different cultures. With its help, international students have opportunities to get to know Finnish people and culture, and Finnish students get the chance to experience an international atmosphere and learn about different cultures. The international sector organizes international events and activities. There is no need to go abroad to become international – you can do it in your own campus!

The Subcommittee for International Affairs is suitable for everyone, Finns and international students alike. It is an open forum where people discuss international educational and welfare issues. The main point of view is on studying abroad as well as foreign students at the University of Jyväskylä. The subcommittee aims to promote intercultural understanding and to increase the number of encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds.

Keep yourself up to date by following the news on the Student Union’s website and by joining the mailing list. The Subcommittee for International Affairs (SIA) meets regularly, and the meetings are open for everyone. In the autumn of 2016 the chairperson of SIA is Maisa Kolehmainen (maisa.s.kolehmainen(a) )

  • Join the SIA mailing list!

In Jyväskylä there is also a local section of the Erasmus Student Network. It organizes all kinds of recreational activities such as events, trips, visits and parties for all students interested in being and becoming international. International degree students also have their own organisation, the International Degree Student Community of Jyväskylä, IDESCO. It supervises the interests of international degree students and organises events. In addition AIESEC Jyväskylä, which is part of the world’s largest youth-run network, focuses on leadership development through practical experiences in international environments.

More information online:

ESN Jyväskylä:

ESN Jyväskylä Facebook page:


IDESCO Facebook page: IDESCOry – International Degree Student Community of Jyväskylä

IDESCO Facebook group: IDESCO- International Degree Student Community of Jyvaskyla


AIESEC in Finland Facebook page: