Eurocampus is a one semester intensive programme (September - December) specializing in intercultural communication. It is jointly organized with a network of nine European Universities (EMICC* network).

During this intensive program students will learn about intercultural communication theories, will look at intercultural communication from the perspective of different academic disciplines, and will have a chance to acquire advanced intercultural competencies and skills to use in professional as well as social life. Eurocampus offers a total of 30 ECTS credits. The curriculum includes courses on various topics relating to intercultural communication and other intercultural issues, such as management, training, and linguistic perspectives.

Students wishing to participate in the Eurocampus must be degree students at one of the partner universities. The Eurocampus students from the partner universities study together under the instruction of visiting teachers from the partner institutions. After the Eurocampus period, the students return to their home universities and continue their studies there. Eurocampus period can be realized as an Erasmus+ exchange.

All the degree students of the Department of Language and Communication Studies have a possibility to apply for Eurocampus. The Department informs about Eurocampus annually via the student email lists.

The first Eurocampus was organised in autumn 2002 and was held in Jyväskylä, Finland. After that, the Eurocampus has moved to Bayreuth, Germany (2003); Brussels, Belgium (2004); Cambridge, UK (2005); Lisbon, Portugal (2006); Lugano, Switzerland (2007); Tartu, Estonia (2008); Lugano, Switzerland (2009); Utrecht, Netherlands (2010); Castelló, Spain (2011); Coimbra, Portugal (2012); Jyväskylä, Finland (2013); Paris, France (2014); Cambridge, UK (2015); Tallinn, Estonia (2016); Urbino, Italy (2017); Coimbra, Portugal (2018).

In autumn 2019, Eurocampus is held at the University of Bayreuth (Germany).

For more information on Eurocampus, please contact:

Marko Siitonen
Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication
E-mail: marko.siitonen (at) jyu.fi
Tel. +358 40 576 7861

* EMICC = European Master in Intercultural Communication. A teaching and research network of nine European universities specializing in intercultural communication. The current participating universities are: Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK), Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo (Urbino, Italy), Utrecht University (Netherlands), Universidade Aberta (Lisbon & Coimbra, Portugal), University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Universität Bayreuth (Germany), Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland), Tallinn University (Estonia), and INALCO (Paris, France).