In Teacher Job Shadowing, you can choose the dates that are the most convenient for you. However, considering the Finnish school year and the holidays, Teacher Job Shadowing is only available between September 1st – December 15th and January 15th – May 15th.
Our standard program includes three job shadowing days in the same kindergarten/school. Additional days or visiting more than one educational unit are possible for an extra fee.
Briefing session, introduction (approx.. 1,5 hours)
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), our host takes you to the kindergarten/school
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), self-guided
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), self-guided, wrap-up session (approx.. 1,5 hours)
Optional: visiting a different school
All registrations must be done using the online registration form. Accepted methods of payment are credit card and bank transfer. After the payment, we will choose and book the school(s) for your shadowing experience.
If you have problems or questions about completing the online form, please contact us at email@example.com.
REGISTER FOR TEACHER JOB SHADOWING
(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 prices for Teacher Job Shadowing are:
990€ for one participant
1290€ for two participants
1590€ for three participants
After that, 200€ for each additional participants
If you want to visit a different school on the last day, the extra charge is 100€ per participant.
For extra days or cultural program, don’t hesitate to get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Free 30-day access to Finnish Education Online Courses
- Introduction to the Finnish education system (1h)
- Three job shadowing days in Finnish schools
- Transportation on the first visit day from your hotel to the school, other jobs shadowing days are self-guided
- Wrap-up session with an expert from VisitEDUfinn
- A Success Story book
- Assistance for visitors when needed (timetables, transportation, cultural program, etc.)
- Telephone service 24/7
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 client 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 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. In case of a cancellation after the payment, the amount paid to date remains as a cancellation fee.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend job shadowing. 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 shadowing 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€ will be deducted as an administrative fee.
Frequently Asked Questions about Registration and Fees
SUVI KRISTA WESTLING
Ms. Westling is our primary coordinator and host/guide for Teacher Job Shadowing. She is an expert on educational psychology with a broad view of education and a deep understanding of the human mind. She has graduated from and later taught students in an innovative program of educational psychology at the University of Helsinki. Her teaching has included lecturing, supervising pre-service teachers’ practice, and facilitating group processes and phenomenon-based group studies. In her research, she has studied the quality of regulation of students’ learning and activity both at school and at teacher education. She has worked as an expert in educational program design at an academic level as well as in few international organizations.
Suvi has also gained grassroots experience with children and teenagers while working as a classroom teacher, youth worker, and camp supervisor in various places at earlier phases of her life. She has developed an international mindset and understanding of different cultures by participating and working in different international communities and networks, living and studying in Latin America (Chile).
We suggest you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful experiences and cultural opportunities Finland has to offer before, during, or after your visit. We are happy to organize a customized cultural program before/during/after your shadowing days, having one of our education professionals as your host/guide.
If you prefer to discover the city on your own, below are some useful links.
What you can do in Helsinki, 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. Forenom offers comfortable accommodation in different locations around Helsinki area, and our clients get 10% discount (ask for a code). 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)