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Work Placement Finland Maaike Beenen 27.5.2005. Contents Why Finland Preparations The work placement Added value Advice After the work placement.

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1 Work Placement Finland Maaike Beenen

2 Contents Why Finland Preparations The work placement Added value Advice After the work placement

3 Why Finland It all started in Hungary… Finland because… positive stories high quality education unknown country and language

4 Preparations Knowledge about Finland beforehand Language and other preparations Finding a work placement s meeting people Arriving in Finland accommodation culture shock

5 The work placement Jyväskylä Polytechnic Work placement duties: Improving the communication within one of the English Degree programmes (Facility Management and Consumer Communication) Leonardo da Vinci IDEA-HUNT website Assisting the international co-ordinator and other staff

6 Experiences Work environment Cultural differences

7 Added value Development of… intercultural communication skills Finnish language skills own abilities and personality

8 Advice Important considerations: Finding a work placement Guidance of the student by the school Guidance of the student by the work placement Assignment(s)

9 Staying in Finland interesting possibilities for work beautiful country Current work as freelance graphic designer After the work placement

10 Thank you for your time!


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