What is Teacher Shadowing?

VisitEDUfinn Ltd. arranges teacher visits to Finland. We can offer you and your staff a unique opportunity to learn from the famous Finnish education system. You will see everyday life in Finnish schools and shadow local teachers to see how ideas could be integrated into your classroom at a practical level.

“It was an incredible trip! My feedback is nothing but positive, I absolutely loved it. The teachers were amazing and kind. They even took me to the rowing competition in Helsinki and we had so much fun! I loved working with the kids.” 

Joanna Schmidt, Memorial Middle School, USA

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Visits and dates


Visitors can choose kindergartens, primary schools or secondary schools -and within all of these variations of special education. The cities for visits are Helsinki metropolitan area (southern Finland), Jyväskylä (central Finland), Tampere (south-central Finland) . 

We recommend a group of two people from one school, so the experiences can be shared and reflected upon during your visit. This may enhance more effective implementation at your own school. We cannot guarantee that a group of three people (or larger) is able to visit the same school. However, all people in a group can stay in the same city during the visit.

We would suggest you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful experiences and cultural opportunities Finland has to offer before or after your visit. 

Teacher Shadowing is a customized program so you can choose the dates that are the most convenient for you. However, considering the Finnish schools year and the holidays, Teacher Shadowing is only available between September 1st- December 15th and January 15th- May 15th. 



Visit program


3-day visit in the same kindergarten/school

DAY 0: 
Briefing session, introduction (approx.. 1,5 hours)

DAY 1: 
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), hosted start

DAY 2: 
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), self-guided

DAY 3:
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), self-guided, wrap-up session (approx.. 1,5 hours)
Optional: visiting a different school




Prices (excl. VAT) for Teacher Shadowing are:

990€ / one participant
1290€ / two participants
1590€ / three participants
1790€  / four participants
1990€  / five participants

After that, 200 € for each additional participant

If you want to visit a different school on the last day the extra charge is 100€ / participant.

Cultural program – optional, ask for more information

Price includes:

– introduction to the Finnish education system (1h)
– 3 visit days in Finnish schools
– transportation on the first visit day (from Senaatintori / Senate Square to the school), other visit days are self-guided
– wrap-up session with an expert from VisitEDUfinn
– assistance for visitors when needed (timetables, transportation, cultural program etc.)
– 24/7 telephone service

Our policy is that we don’t arrange flights and accommodation for visitors so therefore they are not included in the price we offer. While booking a hotel, please note, that the departure for school visits is from Senaatintori  (Senate Square)






For VAT exemption you need to register as a representative/employee of a company or organization and present a tax certificate from your country. The certificate needs to be sent by email to info@visitedufinn.com in order to get a link for registration and invoicing without VAT. 

Terms and conditions:

Visits cancelled less than one month before are charged 100 % of the paid amount as a cancellation fee.

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Contact info

For any additional information about Teacher Shadowing, please contact 


Piia Roos

Pedagogical Expert