Internationalization at home

Home internationalization may comprise:

Courses at Movi

Your MIC Programme must include studies in at least two foreign languages in addition to the compulsory studies in Swedish and English that are part of the Bachelor’s language requirement for Finnish students. Basic (elementary and lower intermediate) level courses are not accepted in those languages that also offer academic level courses. 

Studies completed at own subject department

These studies follow the curricula and syllabi of the faculties and subject departments and participation requires extablished study rights in the subjects. The credits earned are, in principle, allocated to the subject departments, but if there are courses that clearly contribute to the development of multilingualism and intercultural competence they can also be included in MIC. However, if these courses are part of some other internationalization module, such as ICS basic studies, DKS, RKM, etc., they cannot be included in MIC.

Courses acceptable for MIC may be studies addressing multiculturalism, interculturalism, multilingualism, and cultural understanding, including for example:

  • ICSP507 Multicultural Education
  • ICSP501 Multicultural Counselling

If you wish to include in MIC courses that promote internationalization, you need to justify in your application why you think that these courses would be suitable. Moreover, you need to attach to the application a description of the expected learning outcomes specified for the course, as well as an extract of your transcript. When justifying the inclusion of the course in MIC, give an assessment of how the course has contributed to your international and intercultural understanding and knowhow.

Multilingual and intercultural knowhow acquired previously in other contexts

Contact the MIC coordinator to find out whether your previously acquired intercultural expertise could be accounted as part of the MIC Programme, if you have a minimum of approximately two years of work experience or other experience, such as working in an organization, doing voluntary work, or some recreational activity, which have required intercultural and multilingual knowhow.

Questions about MIC: Coordinator Lotta Kokkonen