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Exchange Studies

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Would you like to come to Riveria as an exchange student?

If you are a VET student looking for workplace learning/training opportunities in Finland, and you want to experience the unique Finnish culture, then Riveria is the right place for you.

Riveria hosts over 200 exchange students every year.

The durations of exchanges vary from two weeks to 12 months, depending on the exchange programme your school will fund with.

Planning your trip

Please discuss your plans first with your own teacher or the international coordinator of your school.

According to the exchanged information and based on the agreements between the schools, Riveria will then organise your workplace learning programme together with the host company in North Karelia.

A teacher from Riveria will handle the supervision and assessment of your training period.


Exchange students can stay at our furnished guest apartments located at in our dormitories. Each apartment has two rooms with two beds each, one bathroom and own kitchen. Bed linen and towels are included to the price.

The exchange students can use the dormitory laundry free of charge (own washing powder). The rent is 11 €/night/ person (VAT 10% included). You can pay by credit card or in cash.

Please note that we have limited amount of rooms and we suggest that you book minimum 3 months before your arrival. We do not have homestay programmes.

In Joensuu there are also other accommodation options for students. 

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