FINLAND 2019

For University Students

MAY 19th - MAY 27th, 2019

Journey to this magnificent Northern European nation known for its vast wilderness, exquisite ski resorts, and the Northern Lights. Visit the some of the most highly rated schools in the entire world as a professional development opportunity while enjoying a  scenic canal cruise and a trip to the medieval city of Porvoo. Explore Finland’s wondrous wilderness, celebrated cities, and superior schools on this 2019 tour.

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Workshops Led by:  

PETTERI ELO

One of Finlands leading Professional Developers

LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

DEPOSIT BY MARCH 31ST, 2019

PRICE: $2500 PLUS AIRFARE

IF YOU CHOOSE HOTEL INSTEAD OF HOME STAY IT WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $700 PER PERSON

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

All trips are very flexible. If you want to make some changes, or bring family, contact us and we will help you make the most of your visit!

  • 20+ hours Professional Development observing and working with teachers in renowned Finnish schools

  • All outings plus a 2 Day Helsinki Pass

  • Walking Tour of Helsinki

  • All Ground Transportation

  • Lodging

  • Background check

  • Welcome Reception

  • One Dinner

  • Travel Insurance

ITINERARY

Please note that itineraries and schools are subject to change because of school events, school leadership changes, etc.... 

We will keep you updated when there is a change.

MAY 19TH: ARRIVE HELSINKI

MAY 20TH: FREE DAY TO EXPLORE AND GET ACCLIMATED

MAY 21st: FULL DAY

  • WORKSHOP BY PETTERI ELO AT THE FINNISH NATIONAL AGENCY FOR EDUCATION

    • "FINNISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND NATIONAL CORE CURRICULUM IN ACTION". IN THIS SESSION YOU WILL GAIN UNDERSTANDING AND INSIGHTS INTO THE FINNISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND NATIONAL CORE CURRICULUM TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE SOCIETAL STAND REGARDING EDUCATION. YOU WILL STUDY THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE CURRICULUM AND ITS SKILL-BASED APPROACH TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF THE REFORMS THAT THE SYSTEM IS GOING THROUGH TO BETTER MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.

  • VISIT TO SUOMENLINNA, A FORTRESS ISLAND ON THE COAST OF HELSINKI

MAY 22nd: FULL DAY

  • SCHOOL VISIT

  • WORKSHOP BY PETTERI ELO AT THE FINNISH NATIONAL AGENCY FOR EDUCATION

    • "MODELLING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT". IN THIS SESSION YOU WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE WAY TO KEEP YOURSELF ACTIVE AND INNOVATIVE AS A PROFESSIONAL. THE FACILITATOR WILL DEMONSTRATE HOW HE WORKS THIS MODEL IN PRACTICE. THIS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE INSIGHTS TO COMBINING SKILL AND CONTENT OBJECTIVES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING.

MAY 23rd: FULL DAY

  • WORKSHOP BY PETTERI ELO AT THE FINNISH NATIONAL AGENCY FOR EDUCATION

    •  Workshop: Conversations with Finnish students. In this workshop you will have a chance to meet wiith Finnish middle school / high school student. You will have a chance to pick their brains on what it means to be a student in Finland. You will also collaborate with them in creating a truly students- and skill-centered project plan that you can take home with you to be executed in your classroom.

MAY 24th: DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FINN

  • SAUNA, SALMON, AND SURROUNDINGS

    • THIS DAY WILL TAKE YOU TO KUUSIJARVI, A SMALL RECREATIONAL CENTER JUST 30 MINUTES FROM THE CITY CENTER OF HELSINKI. YOU WILL ENJOY THE AREA BY STROLLING AROUND THE LAKE AND GOING TO THE PUBLIC SAUNA TO HAVE A DIP IN THE LAKE. AFTER THE LAKE WILL BE A STROLL THROUGH THE FOREST TO PETTERI'S HOUSE WHERE HE WILL PREPARE A TRADITIONAL FINNISH LUNCH THAT INCLUDES FRESHLY SMOKED SALMON, SAUSAGES, SALAD, AND REFRESHMENTS.

Finland
300.00

Non-Refundable Deposit $300

You can pay through the link below or send a check made out to Bookbag Tours to 205 Kensington Rd, Greenville, SC 29617, or VENMO (kenneth-george-4)

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MAY 25TH: VISIT PROVOO

MAY 26TH: FREE DAY AND CANAL CRUISE

MAY 27TH: Return Home or continue your journey