Kokkola Board of Education

Kokkola | Finland

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Interns teach primarily at the Lansipuisto School in the Kokkola School District. Lansipuisto is an upper comprehensive school for 13-16 year olds operating in a trilingual Finnish/Swedish/English environment and offering English language immersion programs. The internship may include assisting and teaching in any of the following subjects: cooking, art, technical and textile, sports, geography, biology, and math. Additionally, the intern will assist in English lessons and helping teachers develop appropriate lessons and seek out materials. Kokkola school district provides a homestay family, lunch at the school, and a $550 stipend toward the intern's plane ticket to Finland. Language requirement: English

About the Organization

The Kokkola school district has several schools where interns may be placed: The English Kindergarten teaches ages 4-7, Hollihaka School covers elementary and middle school education for 7-12 year olds and Lansipuisto School, an upper comprehensive school for 13-16 year olds. Most local schools operate in a trilingual Finnish/Swedish/English environment and offer English language immersion programs. Intern may also request to teach older students at the Polytechnic School (Business, Nursing, vocational training).

Job Description

Interns will work primarily in a language oriented upper comprehensive school. Students are age 13-16 and have been in an English language immersion program since elementary school. The intern's assignment may include assisting and teaching in any of the following subjects: cooking, art, technical and textile, sports, geography, biology, and math. Additionally, the intern will assist in English lessons and helping teachers develop appropriate lessons and seek out materials. Interns will study local procedures and language learning techniques and will later be responsible for teaching complete themes, possibly related to their native culture. Previous interns have organized and lead English conversation clubs in addition to their teaching load.

# of Positions per term

1 per year

Start Dates

Kokkola’s fall term begins in August and ends in December. Spring term begins in January and concludes at the end of May. Internship start/end dates are flexible within this academic calendar, but applicants must plan to teach a minimum of 10 weeks.

Duration of Internship

3 months

Academic Background

Education/Pre-Education

Skills/Experience

Kokkola is looking particularly for an intern to work with 13-16 year olds. Candidates should be in the final stages of their studies and have a special interest in language learning.

Language Ability

Native English Speaker

Other Requirements

Open-minded and interest in working in a variety of areas of art

Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator and currency converter.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

IE3 Program Fee

The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term. This fee includes up to 12 credits per term, and is charged in lieu of tuition. Visit your University's IE3 page for details regarding campus administrative fees.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

Expense Type Price
International Travel Approximately $1500
Visa Fees None
Recommended Immunizations None

*See Additional Cost Information below.

Estimated Monthly Expenses

Expense Type Price/month
Housing $180 Euros
Food 150 Euros
Local Transportation 100 Euros
Recreation 100 Euros
Personal Expenses 100 Euros

Compensation

Free lunches provided at school One time contribution toward international travel expense (600 Euros).

Additional Expense Information

Kokkola school district will assist students in securing housing in local dormitories.