Finnish Student Tutors
All international students coming to the University of Lapland will have a personal tutor. Incoming students are divided into small groups and assigned a tutor who is here to assist them throughout their stay. The tutors are all students of the University of Lapland, many of whom are former exchange students themselves and understand the new situations that international students face when arriving in a foreign country. The tutors are also trained to handle possible problems that might arise, like opening a new bank account or finding things in a new town. For most international exchange students, their student tutor is the first person they meet in the university community and, besides answering questions about life in Finland, the tutor often becomes a friend that helps the student throughout their entire stay.
Tutors will contact an incoming student by email before she/he arrives to Rovaniemi and arrange a meeting upon the international student’s arrival. Tutors will also help the student with the formalities at the university, as well as with practical issues.