We offer three different options: 1) Open School Visit is the most practical solution for individuals and small groups. Includes half-day visit in Helsinki metropolitan area with possibility to observe classes and talk with Finnish teachers. The visit includes also the Finnish school lunch – famous for being offered free for every student. 2) Private School Visit is the same but you choose the date. 3) Tailored School Visit is custom-made according to your interest and preferences. It can include several visits.
The most practical solution for individuals and small groups.
Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland
The concept of these school visits is as the name indicates, open for everyone. You can be an educational professional or a student, a business person or a tourist. The only requirement is that you are interested in the Finnish education and eager to see how the learning takes place in a normal classroom situation. During the visit you will have time to talk with the Finnish teachers and ask about their teaching practices, methods or the challenges they face during their daily work. The visit includes also the Finnish school lunch – famous for being offered for every student for free.
The schools that we visit organize always education at least for the primary school level (grades 1-6, in Finland that is 7-12 years old). However, some of our visiting schools offer preschool education as well (6 years old) and some of them are comprehensive schools, meaning they have also middle school / junior high school students (grades 7-9 = 13-15 years old). If your interest is only preschool / middle school, please ask us about the possibility to visit those before registration.
The schedule for the visits is:
8:30 The visit starts in Senaatintori, look for an Open School Visit -sign. During the bus trip 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. Afterwards visiting different classes.
11:00 Open discussion with the school teachers.
11:30 School lunch.
12:00 Bus trip back to Senaatintori.
12:30 End of the school visit.
The price (including VAT24%) for the visit is €290/person, including:
- School visit
- School lunch
- Guidance during all the visit by a representative of VisitEDUfinn
- One of the following booklets: The Success Story of Finnish Early Childhood Education or The Success Story of Finnish Basic Education
If these dates are not suitable for you, it is possible to have a Private School Visit as well. It would be exactly the same but you can choose the date between September 1st until December 15th and from January 15th until May 15th. Prices for Private School Visits are:
590 € + VAT24% = 731,60 € for one (1) person
790 € + VAT24% = 979,60 € for two (2) persons
990 € + VAT24% = 1227,60 € for three (3) persons
After that, 100 € + VAT24% = 124 € for each additional person
To participate in a Private School Visit, please contact us below indicating the date and the number of persons.