ESN is not connected to the Erasmus programme but it's for ALL internationally minded students!
Erasmus Student Network
Finns and Internationals in Tampere (ESN FINT)
What is ESN FINT?
ESN FINT stands for Erasmus Student Network, Finns and Internationals in Tampere. ESN FINT is the local section of Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in the Tampere University. We are located at the Centre Campus but our membership is open for all higher education students in the Pirkanmaa region!
ESN FINT is a non-profit student organisation that provides quality free-time activities for all internationally-minded students in Tampere, including exchange students, international degree students and local students.
How does ESN FINT work?
As a non-profit student organisation, ESN FINT is organised and led by volunteers. ESN FINT Board is responsible for day-to-day activities that keep the organisation running. The work of the board is supported by officers and Active members (called "Actives"). Actives, officers and board members are enthousiastic internationally-minded students who volunteer their free time to organise various events and trips for ESN FINT members.
All internationally-minded students in Tampere are invited to join ESN FINT and to:
- become a member and take part in numerous events and trips that ESN FINT organises
- become an Active member and improve your organisational skills (and your CV) while having fun
- become a board member and improve your international competences and leadership skills (and your CV) while working in an international environment.
- become an officer and improve your organisational skills (and your CV) by being a helping hand for the board with your own specific responsibitilies
Whom is ESN FINT for?
All internationally-minded students in Tampere
We want to facilitate all intercultural communication in our university and in Tampere!
The students who are returning from exchange are being supported in reintegration process in their home countries by keeping them in contact with an international environment. Many local sections are set up by former exchange students, often because they have had good experiences from their exchange period or because they felt a lack of help during their exchange. They also understand better the issues and challenges in a foreign environment.
Current exchange students often face problems (and feel abandoned) in their new environment. Therefore, ESN FINT offers help in the academic, social and practical integration process. This is mainly done through activities which include cultural and social events such as trips, movie nights, outdoor activities, language groups, and last but not least, parties.
International degree students
Tampere University also has many international students who stay in Tampere longer for their Master or Doctoral studies. For them, ESN FINT offers an environment to meet locals AND other international students. Numerous events and trips that ESN FINT organises facilitate academic and social integration.
ESN FINT suomeksi
ESN FINT järjestää ohjelmaa ja tapahtumia Tampereen yliopiston kansainvälisille ja kansainvälismielisille opiskelijoille eli niin vaihtareille kuin kaikille muillekin kiinnostuneille. Haluamme edistää kansainvälisyyttä yliopistossa! Järjestämme monenlaisia tapahtumia ja ne on suunnattu KAIKILLE opiskelijoille, jotka haluavat viettää aikaa kansainvälisessä seurassa. Pääkielemme on luonnollisesti englanti, mutta jäsenistössämme (ja hallituksessa!) on myös paljon suomalaisia. Kielitaitoa ei kannata pitää millään tapaa rajoittavana tekijänä, sillä taitotasoja on monia ja silti kaikki voivat nauttia tapahtumista! Ja toki myös muiden kielten käyttäminen on enemmän kuin sallittua!