International Teacher and Staff Exchange Week 

Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oamk, 1-5 April 2019

(+ optional one night Post ITSEW Tour, 5-6 April 2019)



AT THE MOMENT: Application time has ended and the selected participants have confirmed their attendance. If you are coming for the teacher exchange, please contact your host teacher for further planning. The teaching programme of guest teachers is being published by hosts as of 15 March. For staff mobility participants more info on programme tracks will be sent in the near future.


For teachers the week offers a possibility to teach as a guest teacher in business, engineering, ICT, health and social care, education, natural resources, media and performing arts. Also teachers of general subjects such as languages, maths, physics etc. are welcome to apply. 

Staff members have the opportunity to benchmark and exchange ideas with the colleagues in various support services of higher education. We welcome guests among others to international, IT, student, library, as well as research and development services.

The main purpose of the week is to share ideas, find new networks and also to get a taste of local culture. There will be different meeting and greeting opportunities organised during the week that are open for all the guests irrespective of the topic or track.

After a busy week of teaching and networking, you will also have an opportunity to further explore the North and the arctic spring on a one-night post ITSEW tour on 5-6 April (at participant's own cost). It is warm enough for surviving, but also arctic enough to experience something special.

Oamk has a long tradition in organising international weeks with a great success. As participants of the previous years' put it:

“Unforgettable experience in the ice with warm people & the best Erasmus week ever".

You may peek into last year's ITSEW atmosphere in the ITSEW 2018 Photo Gallery.

Participants are expected to cover their travel, accommodation and other expenses. Participation is possible e.g. in the framework of ERASMUS+ teacher/staff mobility or other mobility programmes. Participation fee of 300 euros will be charged from non-partner university participants.

Priority in the participant selection is given to the partner university applicants.

We look forward to more than 150 guests and warmly welcome all the old friends and new acquaintances!





 *Please note that the information on these pages is continuously updated and is subject to changes.*