Join The International Task Force!

International task force is a project which gathers a group of international students other capital area universities to share their thoughts on matters regarding international students and to advocate for them.

The group gives its participants a possibility to discuss their experience, share their thoughts on the flaws of the Finnish system and reflect the possibilities what could be done better for the students on the national-level decision-making. AYY and the group has the possibility to also do bigger level advocacy work and create materials, like toolkits for international students, and statements, meet politicians and decision-makers to bring their thoughts forward. International Task Force supports the experience of being an international student living in Finland by giving the possibility of meeting other international people and doing big scale student advocacy basing in their experience.

In the discussion we listen to the issues and challenges that need to be addressed from the application process to moving and living in Finland and surface topics and concepts that required to be redefined and reviewed, lobbied. AYY wants to be of better service to you as your advocacy organization, starting with the proactive listening to your lived experience as an international student.

This project starts in May and lasts until end of November. Even if you can’t commit to the whole process, you’re welcome to join for some part of the project to share your experience or do the advocating! The language used in the group is English. Safer space principals are applied and you can find them here: https://www.ayy.fi/sites/g/files/flghsv231/files/2021-03/Safer%20Space%20Policy.pdf

The first meeting is on the 12th of May from 13-15 at AYY office (Otakaari 11, Espoo). You can sign up here by filling this form: https://forms.office.com/e/d0tKcWi1wK

For more information:

AYY's manager for advocacy and communications
Nea Baarman
[email protected]
+358 44 330 6224
AYY’s internationality specialist Ronja Mäkinen
[email protected]
+358 40 187 6607
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