ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES
Allianssi Youth Exchanges works for intercultural learning and global understanding. We are a youth exchange organizer providing young Finns opportunities abroad. We believe in "learning by doing". Our range of programs varies from work experience programs such as work and travel to voluntary work programs and other worldwide work opportunities. Some programs combine language course and work placement.
Annually we recruit about 600 young Finns in our programs abroad. We place about 150 international volunteers in our voluntary work camps in Finland every year. Those volunteers are recruited from the member and partner organizations of the Alliance of the European Voluntary Service Organisations. We do not have other inbound programs.
We have been operating since 1993, first as a part of Finnish Youth Co-operation Allianssi which is the National Youth Council of Finland with 117 member organizations. Since 1995 Allianssi Youth Exchanges has existed as a youth mobility agency concentrating on offering Finnish young people a wide variety of exchange programs.
Allianssi Youth Exchanges is a well-known and reliable organization offering a secure opportunity to temporarily live and work in another culture. We work in close co-operation with our foreign partners in order to secure a successful stay for our participants. The purpose of our work is to promote intercultural learning and global understanding.
Allianssi Youth Exchanges works as a not-for-profit agency charging the applicants a small fee for the services and materials. We try to keep our fees low in order to provide an intercultural learning opportunity to as many young people as possible.
All the applicants receive various preparatory materials including country specific information and a program handbook. Training events are arranged several times a year. Our programs and preparatory materials are constantly developed based on the participants` evaluations.
Majority of our program participants are 18-30 years of age. There are also some programs for young people over 16 years and many of our programs suit also to adult population. However, most participants are gap year students, university and polytechnic students or recent graduates who wish to improve their language skills and gain intercultural learning and work experiences from abroad.
We are constantly developing our program variety and looking for new programs/partners in order to offer an even wider variety of opportunities for young Finns.
Our office in Helsinki is open from Monday to Friday from 9 to 16.
You can send us email to vaihto(at)alli.fi
Allianssi Youth Exchanges,
addr. Asemapäällikönkatu 1,
Tel.+358-20 755 2606.