Credits: 1

Schedule: 01.03.2019 - 31.05.2020

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Tutor trainings: Rosa Väisänen (

Course issues: Tiina Kerola (Tiina Kerola (

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV (2018-2019) - V (2019-2020) and IV (2019-2020) - V (2020-2021).The course begins by taking part in tutor training.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The objective of the course is to learn the skills needed for conducting small group activities in a multi-cultural setting.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To act as a tutor for a small group of international Master- and/or exchange students, and to introduce them to their studies, study practices and the student life at Aalto. The tutor’s task is for their part to see to the reception of international students, as well as to familiarize them with life in Finland. Tutors are trained in conducting group activities, managing interaction between group members and guiding the group. In addition to this, international tutor training familiarizes the tutor with the official administrative processes related to arrival in Finland, as well as the foundations of intercultural communication.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Partaking in the tutor training and giving feedback about the training. Active tutoring of the group, and writing a report about the group’s activities.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pass/ fail

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Additional information is given by AYY and the Schools. AYY along with its affiliates is responsible for organizing the tutor training, and TF in cooperation with the Schools of Aalto University.


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