Sections and Associations


The International Section of AYY, Mosaic, organizes events for all the international and international-minded students at Aalto University. For more information click International Section in the navigation bar on the left and see the Facebook page of the section for information about events.


ESN Aalto

ESN Aalto is one of AYY’s international associations and organizes leisure activities for exchange students especially, but to other international students as well. The section throws great international parties and organizes different cultural events and trips around Finland. Finnish students are also more than welcome to take part in ESN’s activities! The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a network of European student organizations that promotes exchange studies. ESN Aalto is a member of ESN. Joining the ESN Section is a great way to get international within AYY and in Europe. To join ESN, contact esnaalto(at) For more information about activities and events, see ESN Aalto on Facebook.



BEST, or Board of European Students of Technology, is a European student organization for students of technology of which AYY’s local branch is also a member. BEST operates in 30 European countries. AYY’s BEST team works independently under AYY and annually organizes cultural exchanges and other activities as well as a summer course for students from all over Europe. BEST is an excellent opportunity to involve yourself in international activity both home and abroad. All AYY members are welcome to join at any time throughout the year. More information can be found at

International Tutors

There are about 1000 exchange students arriving to Aalto each year and more than 2000 foreign degree students studying at Aalto University. Their first contacts in Finland are the tutors. International students require tutoring especially in the beginning of their stay in the country, and not only with study matters, but also with issues relating to day-to-day life in Finland. Want to become a tutor for international students? Contact the student association in your school (your guild, KY or TOKYO) or ask us for more information.