The schedule for Open and Private School Visits
8:30 Educa School Visit: The visit starts at the main entrance of Messukeskus; meet your host & transfer to the school
8:30 Private School Visits: The visit starts at your hotel
On the way to the school, you will receive basic information about the Finnish educational system.
9:00 Arriving at school – welcoming words from the school principal or his/her representative, afterward visiting different classes.
11:00 Open discussion with the school teachers.
11:30 School lunch.
12:00 Bus trip back to Messukeskus (or your hotel)
12:30 End of the school visit.
REGISTRATION AND PRICES
All registrations must be done using the online registration forms. In Educa School Visit, reservations will be handled on a “first come – first served” basis, so early registration is the only way to secure your place and select the date of your preference.
If you have problems or questions about completing the online form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER FOR EDUCA SCHOOL VISIT
REGISTER FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL VISITS
(Read more about grants and other options for financial support.)
All prices exclude 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.
The price for Open School Visits is 290€ per participant.
The prices for Private School Visits are:
590€ for one participant
790€ for two participants
990€ for three participants
After that, 100€ for each additional participants
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 (€).
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
EDUCA SCHOOL VISIT
The most practical solution for individuals and small groups.
You can be an education professional or a student, a business person, or a tourist. The only requirement is that you are interested in Finnish education and eager to see how learning occurs in a typical classroom setting. During the visit, you will have time to talk with Finnish teachers and ask about their teaching practices, methods, or challenges during their daily work. The visit also includes the Finnish school lunch – famous for being offered to every student for free.
The school that we will visit during the Educa fair, is a comprehensive school, with grades 1-9, and has students between the ages of 7 and 16.
SAVE THE DATE: January 26, 2024
The visit being organized at the same time as the free Educa Fair and Exhibition, this is a great possibility to make the most of your trip to Finland at a low cost.
Read more and register
PRIVATE SCHOOL VISITS
If the Open School Visit dates are not suitable for you or you want to visit, for instance, a kindergarten or a high school, you can book a Private School Visit. It would be exactly the same, but you can choose the visit date between September 1st until December 15th and from January 15th until May 15th.
We can organize Private School Visits for any type of school, except for university: kindergartens (1-5 years), pre-primary (6 years), primary (7-12 years), lower secondary (13-15 years), high schools, or vocational schools (16-18 years). You can choose your preference during the online registration process.
To participate in a Private School Visit, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the date and the number of persons. After we have confirmed that the date is suitable (no school holidays), you can register.
CUSTOMIZED SCHOOL VISITS
Want to visit a school with a particular theme? Are you interested in adding an expert lecture to the visit or have multiple visits? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com for a proposal. If you have a bigger group, read more about the different options for Study Tours, and try our Study Tour Cost Calculator.
We can also organize LIVE virtual visits to Finnish schools or add different online elements to your onsite visit in Finland.
The participants can freely choose their accommodation. However, we highly recommend being located close to Senate Square as the most interesting sights are within walking distance from the Square. For those with a limited budget, Eurohostel is an excellent option.
How to get from the airport to the hotels
Several Taxi companies are offering their services in the airport. The price to the city center is approximately 50€. There are also public transportation options; both the railway and bus station are located in the airport. The price is around 5€, depending on whether you pay cash or use an application or ticket machine.
Weather in Helsinki
Depending on the time of the year, the temperature can be anything between -30 and +30 Celsius. Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s website for updated news on weather in Helsinki.
The official languages in Finland are Finnish and Swedish, but practically everyone knows basic English, and especially the people involved in tourism speak very good English.
The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. There are numerous cash machines (ATMs) open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Besides, Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).
The electric current in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental size.
The time in Finland is GMT/UTC+2 (During Daylight Saving Time +3)
What you can do in Helsinki, Finland
For additional information about school visits, please contact:
c/o Eira High School for Adults
Tel. +358 407 516 478