To do your practical training abroad gives you an excellent opportunity to practice your language skills and you get an insight into working life in another country.
There are different ways of searching for practical training placements abroad: you can search for placements in already established networks, you can search for one independently, and you can check with the International contact person at your Degree programme if one of our partner universities is able to assist you to find a place.
- Practical training abroad is supervised and administered in the same way as practical training done in Finland by the Degree programmes. N.B Specific information regarding practical training abroad for Nursing students: Practical training abroad for health care students
- Please find information regarding scholarships for practical training under the headline 'Grants for practical training' in the menue at the top of the page to the left.
- Read the information on page 'Good to remember prior to practical training abroad' well in advance before the start of your practical training (also in the menue)
- Remember to register your planned practical training abroad in our mobility database before you leave.
Search for a placement abroad
Through established networks you can quickly and easily search for placements in different countries, both within and outside Europe. Below you will find a list of the networks.
- AIESEC External link, AIESEC is a worldwide student network for practical training placements abroad. They have two recruitment processes every year, one typically in September/October and the other one in February. Are you interesting in joining AIESEC Hanken/ARCADA or applying for their practical training placements? Please send an e-mail to aiesec[a]shs.fi.
- Finnish National Agency for Education External link, coordinates a number of practical training programs.
- Europa training External link, Work placements in England (close to Plymouth). Contact the agency, describe what you are looking for and they will look for a placement for a fee.
- Global Placement External link, Internships worldwide
- hrc international External link, Practical training (hotel work) in USA
- International Student Placement Office External link, Practical training and entry-level placements in UK
- JobsDB External link, Networks in Asia
- Kulturfonden External link, Practical training in Cultural Foundations
- Nordjobb External link, Nordjobb offers summer jobs in the Nordic countries, application usually in January-May (only in Swedish/Finnish).
- IES Consulting External link, Internships in Spain
- turijobs External link, Hospitality placements worldwide
You may contact any company you are interested in and check if they have an opening for you.
Search engines and other useful links
- Arcada Job Portal External link, Arcada Job Portal is based on an international tool, JobTeaser, which is an international portal with companies, practical training placements, job ads, career support material and events both in Finland and abroad.
- Animafest Experience External link, Internships in Spain
- www.jobsdb.com External link, Asia and Australia: Recruitment pages with advertisements
- www.alljobs.com External link, Australia: Recruitment pages with advertisements
- erasmusintern.org External link, ErasmusIntern.org provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their traineeship offers and where students that want to do a traineeship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for traineeships vacancies.
- iAgora External link and JOE+ External link, Internships in Europe
- ice recruit External link, Engineering jobs in UK and other countries
- www.spain-internship.com External link, Spain: Recruitment pages with advertisements
- www.arbetsformedlingen.se External link, Sweden: Recruitment pages with advertisements
- www.arbeitsagentur.de External link, Germany: Recruitment pages with advertisements
- www.career.com External link, USA: Recruitment pages with advertisements
- www.alec.co.uk External link, Information on how to apply for a job in England
- www.internship-uk.com External link, Internship in United Kingdom
- www.kompass.com External link, A company directory for many countries (in English)
- https://careers.cern/students External link, Information on jobs and internships at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) and ESO (Europe’s southern observatory)