LUOYY019 International tutoring 2 ECTS
Organised by
Common Core Studies
Person in charge
Coordinator Kirsi Tuominen


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course unit is intended for students at the University of Tampere who act as tutors to international students in their student organisations.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course unit, the student
? will understand the importance of peer support in introduction to a new culture and society
? will know how to describe the central features of Finnish university studies to students familiar with a different learning culture and help them find their place within the university community
? will know which course units his/her own school offers and will be able to describe them to international students
? will be able to assess and consider intercultural differences in interaction, and will appreciate cultural diversity.


International tutors help international students integrate into the University of Tampere and the student community and introduce them to Finnish culture.

Tutors participate in training for international tutors, where they learn about the role of a tutor and the guidance provided for students. In addition to this, tutors will familiarise themselves with
? the curriculum and teaching schedule of their own degree programme
? other teaching offered by the university (including language studies)
? English material written for international students.

Tutors take an active role in the systematic tutoring of students for the duration of at least one semester.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In Finnish
In English

Course requirements

? Participation in teaching: Participation in training for international tutors, completing the feedback survey (in English)
? Tutoring of international students
? Essay: Self-reflection (an essay and/or learning diary of about two pages) (in Finnish or in English)

Additional information on course requirements:

The recommended length of the self-reflection is two pages.

The course unit can only be completed once.

The course can be included in either a bachelor?s or a master?s degree.

International tutoring can be included in the internationalisation module.

An approved completion of the course unit entitles the student to a certificate of international tutoring, issued by the university.



Study materials

Learning material

Belongs to following study modules

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Faculty of Natural Sciences