For additional information about Erasmus+ Job Shadowing, please contact:
Iso Roobertinkatu 20-22 A, 00120 HELSINKI
Tel. +358 407 516 478
PIC code: 899855324
OID code: E10020922
Are you ready to take your school to the next level? VisitEDUfinn Ltd. is here to offer you and your staff a life-changing opportunity to learn from one of the most successful education systems in the world – the Finnish education system. Imagine job shadowing Finnish teachers, observing their teaching techniques, and experiencing everyday life in Finnish schools firsthand. It’s an incredible chance to gain practical insights that you can implement in your own school, and we recommend a group of at least two people from one school for shared and reflective learning. Anyone from any type of school, except for universities, can take part.
This experience will open your eyes to new possibilities, enhancing your teaching methodologies, and ultimately making a positive impact on your students. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; register online today and select your school type preference. The host schools are often located in the magnificent Helsinki metropolitan area, but as the schools in the capital region are often overbooked due to the high demand, they are only available for groups (two or more participants). Starting from 2024, individual visitors need to book their Erasmus+ Job Shadowing experience in smaller cities and towns, where schools welcome them with open arms. Let’s start this inspiring journey together!
In Erasmus+ Job Shadowing, you can choose the dates that are the most convenient for you. However, considering the Finnish school year and the holidays, Erasmus+ Job Shadowing is only available between September 1st – December 15th and January 15th – May 15th.
Duration and Fee
For the basic fee of 350€ (excl. VAT), you can job shadow for a maximum of one week, Monday-Friday. Additional days are possible for an extra fee.
The host schools are often located in the magnificent Helsinki metropolitan area, but as the schools in the capital region are often overbooked due to the high demand, they are only available for groups (two or more participants). Starting from 2024, individual visitors need to book their Erasmus+ Job Shadowing experience in smaller cities and towns, where schools welcome them with open arms. Naturally, we highly recommend that the groups would also consider experiencing the charm of the smaller cities, such as Turku, Jyväskylä, or Lahti.
On the registration form, you need to choose whether you will do Erasmus+ Job Shadowing in our capital or other areas in Finland. If you have any doubt, please contact our customer service at email@example.com.
School days start normally at 8 or 9 am and end at the latest at 3 pm. The job shadowing timetable depends on the teachers you and your colleagues are shadowing. Please consider that, especially in a primary school, the school days are short, 4-6h/day. If your plan requires more working hours, we offer online courses to complement the schedule.
Networking with Finnish colleagues
Finnish teachers are willing to share their thoughts with you, but it is good to bear in mind that they are often busy; the next lesson (or at least its preparation) can start immediately after the previous one. There will certainly be suitable moments during the week for Q&A and informal discussions. But if you want to be sure to get undivided time with a Finnish education expert, then we recommend our hosted Teacher job shadowing -program, which includes two meetings for in-depth discussions.
Group size and special wishes
You are welcome alone or with a group of colleagues. If you are more than 5 teachers coming together, then we will split you into different schools. We always try to find the best match according to your background (age group, particular subjects, special education, language immersion etc.), but it is not always possible to fulfill all wishes. The earlier you register, the more likely we are to find a school that is just right for you.
Schools, teachers, and pupils are all different, but they all welcome you wholeheartedly
The job shadow experience is created through interaction and is always slightly different, there is no ready-made formula. An adventurous spirit helps to make the most out of it!
“The destination Finland is very attractive as far as it concerns education, so I had the possibility to understand such a success observing it, talking with students, and comparing my practices with those in use in Finland. The outcome is plenty of new ideas and methods to get students more involved in the topics”
“The experience from every point of view was educational, interesting, and stimulating, not only from the point of view of personal training but because it gave me the possibility of connecting with many people and with different ways of doing school that opened my cultural and professional horizons.”
Unique educational conference setup – Visit Finnish schools and job shadow teachers by the Arctic Circle.
Ms. Rauhala (B.A.) is an educational sciences student at the University of Turku with studies also in the fields of psychology, business and HR, and sociology. As an education major, she is passionate about lifelong learning and the Finnish education system. She believes in change through education. In addition, Ms. Rauhala loves to learn new languages. She completed an Erasmus + university exchange in Spain as a part of her studies and wants to work toward everyone getting international learning opportunities. Ms. Rauhala is working for VisitEDUfinn part-time while finishing her studies.