Programs abroad

  • Do you want change in your life?
  • Do you need valuable work experience?
  • Do you want to improve your language skills?
  • Are you interested in foreign cultures?

We offer interesting options for work abroad. What will be your choice?

Our programs are available for everyone living in Finland (permanent residents, exchange students, long term visa residents etc.)

For more information, please contact Allianssi Youth Exchanges at vaihto(at)


If you want to experience local culture while doing something useful, then your choice is volunteering.  We offer a variety of programs around the world and we have approximately 60 different destinations. 

While working for a volunteer project, you work for a non-profit entity in favour of maintenance. You can participate from 2 weeks up to a full year. 

Short term volunteering projects can be found in the e-vet database. These projects usually last from 2 to 3 weeks and are available for everyone over the age of 18 (some projects are available to volunteers as young as 16 years of age).

For longer periods of stay, from 1 moth up to a full year, we have Medium Term Volunteer (MTV) programs. MTV programs can be found all around Asia, Africa, America and Europe.

From 6 to 12 months volunteering periods we offer European Solidarity Corps program. This program is primarily designed for volunteers between the age of 18 and 30 and who have little to no previous international experience or other opportunities for gaining international experience. Participants have to be non-students. Volunteers must be citizens of EU or have a permanent residency in a EU country.

Language and work experience

In the work experience programs you get to experience the feel of the local "work life". In some of the programs we find the job for you, whilst in others you have to find the job yourself.  Currently we have programs such as SWAP Canada, Work Experience Caribbian and Spain, and Au pair New Zealand and EduAupair China.

As an au pair you live in carefully selected local family, you take care of their children and do light housework.  Au pairs often study local language during their stay.  Vacancies are situated in China and New Zealand. You must have experience with working with children.

Language courses

You can also participate in language courses through us. Different levels and accommodation options available

  • You can participate in Spanish language course in Argentiina or Spain 
  • French courses are available in France, Montpellier
  • You can study German in Berlin, Germany
  • English in Ireland, Galway
  • Study Japanese in Japan, Sapporo