The schedule for Educa School Visit
8:00 The visit starts in front of the Messukeskus; look for an Educa School Visit -sign at the Main entrance. During the trip, you will receive basic information about the Finnish educational system.
8:30 Arriving at school – welcoming words from the school principal. Discussion session with him and some school teachers. Afterward visiting different classes.
11:15 School lunch
12:00 Bus trip back to Messukeskus
12:30 Educa School Visit ends – now is time to attend Educa event.
All registrations for Educa School Visit must be done using VisitEDUfinn’s online registration form. Accepted methods of payment are credit card and bank transfer.
If you have problems or questions about completing the online form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER FOR EDUCA SCHOOL VISIT
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The price for Educa School Visits is 190€ (excl. VAT) per participant.
Please choose your payment type on the online registration form. The options are
- Online credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
- Bank transfer (PDF Invoice). The invoice with the necessary information will be sent to you with the confirmation email. The participant should assume all the bank transaction fees.
Please note that all payments must be made in advance and in euros (€).
The price excludes Finnish VAT 24%. For VAT exemption, you need to register as a representative/employee of a company or organization and during the registration, attach a tax certificate, trade register extract, or similar from your country. A screenshot/picture of a VAT-number or Erasmus-related OID (Organization ID) are also acceptable.
Cancellation by participant
All cancellations must be made by email to email@example.com. If you do not cancel your participation at all, you will be charged the full fee. For cancellations received by one month before the visit, the paid registration fee will be refunded. No refunds will be made for cancellations made after this date. Please note that a processing fee of 50€ (excl. VAT) will be deducted from all refunds. If unable to attend, the registered person may be substituted by someone else from the same organization by sending a notification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend the visit. Inform us by sending an email ASAP to email@example.com. You will get a 100% voucher to attend any other VisitEDUfinn’s events or visit programs.
Cancellation by VisitEDUfinn
In case the visit is cancelled due to COVID-19 or a similar situation, all the payments will be refunded without any processing fee. VisitEDUfinn is not responsible for any damage caused by the cancellation and strongly recommends purchasing flexible flight tickets and accommodation.
VisitEDUfinn will write invitation letters only after the full payment. If the participant cannot get a visa and sends evidence about the rejected visa application, VisitEDUfinn will refund the paid amount. However, 100€ (excl. VAT) will be deducted as an administrative fee.
Frequently Asked Questions about Registration and Fees
YOUR HOST DURING EDUCA SCHOOL VISIT
Heljä Misukka has had an exceptional career in the field of education. For the last ten years, she was the Director of Educational Policy and Executive Team member at the Trade Union of Education in Finland; before that, she worked as a Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Education. During 2015-2022, she was also a board member of Finnish National Agency for Education, and during 2013-2016, she was an Executive Board member at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Currently, she is the Executive director and owner of LovEdu.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON HELSINKI
Is Helsinki the coolest city in the world?
Probably yes! In the capital of Finland, you can find the influence of both our neighbors, Sweden and Russia, but still the city is unique. It’s a modern metropole with over 650, 000 inhabitants (1,5 million in the larger metropolitan area) and yet you are never more than a 10-minute walk from nature. On the same day, you can pick berries in a forest and go to the Opera. Helsinki is a lively big city that never sleeps, but so safe that you can see 7-year-old first graders the take the tram to school on their own.
Feeling the fresh breeze of the Baltic Sea while wandering around the picturesque streets of this easy-going city, it is not so difficult to imagine why Finns are the happiest nation in the world. After the walk, warm yourself up with a cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun. These coffee breaks with friends and colleagues are almost sacred moments to Finns.
While in Helsinki, check out the libraries as a social innovation in Finnish education, interactive museums, the islands around Helsinki and the sauna. There are many more attractions that promise unforgettable experience in Helsinki such as Alvar Aalto’s studio, Helsinki Cathedral by Carl Ludvig Engel, Senate Square, Old Market Hall, Löyly sauna and restaurant, and much more.
Check out What’s up in Helsinki during your study visit!
For additional information about Educa School Visit and LIFE2023, please contact:
Ensi Linja 1
00530 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 504 128 179
For additional information about Educa event, please contact Educa website or:
00520 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 40 450 3250