C – tips for cross-cutting internationalisation

Make it possible for international students to participate in running your association’s
operations, attending meetings and being involved in the board and as an active
Do you do advocacy work at the university or elsewhere? Think about how to take
international affairs and intercultural communication into consideration in your
lobbying, e.g. in terms of developing teaching.
Does your association have international networks or international friend
organisations? Take a look at their operations, organise an excursion or invite visitors to
your own meetings or events. You can apply for e.g. Erasmus+ funding for this.

New students
Put new students in the same groups regardless of their background, or make use of
buddy groups: one international tutor group and one Finnish tutor group can serve as
buddy groups for each other and do things together.

Invite students who have been in student exchange/ had an internship or course abroad
to tell about their experiences at a current event or organise a new event.
Host all events in several languages, if needed.
Consider with your international actives, if content from other cultures could be
included in your events.

Translate most of the documents into English.
Think about how to bring up international perspectives and phenomena in your
communication. For example, you can ask for a contribution for your blog, website or
Facebook page from an international student involved in your association’s operations,
or write about a conference in your field or about exchange studies.