During the Exchange
Represent Hanken during your exchange
During your time abroad it is likely that you’ll be asked to represent Hanken in different settings – either during an exchange fair at your host university, during a course or just in general to people you meet. We expect you to participate in an exchange fair and represent Hanken during your stay abroad.
In order for Hanken to be able to send students abroad through our exchange agreements we also need to receive exchange students from our partner universities. There has to be an interest among students around the world to come to Hanken. Here is where you play an important role! Remember that you are an ambassador for Hanken throughout your exchange period. Your fellow students at your host university are all potential future exchange students. Participate and answer the students' questions.
Hanken sends promotional material to the fairs (brochures, flyers, posters, merchandise) so you will not have to bring material with you. Below you'll find electronic material about Hanken and Finland, e.g. a general PPT-presentation about Hanken, Hanken’s Facet Sheet and other useful links.
This is Hanken School of Economics
You can find useful links about Hanken here:
You can find useful links on Finland, Helsinki and Vaasa here:
Illness or personal crisis during your exchange
Should you become severely ill or encounter a personal crisis during your exchange semester you should:
- Seek help from a local doctor/psychiatrist (you can find country-specific information about health services here). Remember to ask for a doctor's certificate if the illness/personal crisis affects your studies.
- Ask the International Coordinator at your host university for help
- Contact your family for support
- Contact the International coordinator at Hanken if the situation affects your studies. You'll find our contact details here.
Emergency and crisis situations during the exchange
In an emergency situation, contact the rescue authorities (the Police, the fire service, ambulance) in your host country. In an emergency, the local authorities are responsible also for foreign nationals staying in the country.
If you need consular assistance, contact the Finnish mission in the country where you are staying or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. The Ministry's 24/7 service is open round the clock, every day of the year: +358 9 1605 5555.
If you are not a Finnish citizen you should check the contact information for the embassy of your home country at your destination.
If you find yourself in a crisis situation (e.g. natural disaster, major accidents or epidemics) abroad you should:
- Follow the directions of the local authorities
- Follow the information/recommendations from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs/ authorities from your home country
- Contact your family
- Respond to Hanken’s contact enquiry (e-mail or SMS)