VISITEDUFINN

LIVE Virtual School Visits and Study Tours

  • Would you like to visit Finnish schools but cannot due to COVID-19 restrictions?
  • The time and money needed for traveling to Finland have made visiting Finnish schools a challenging objective?
  • Would you like to introduce your learnings from a former visit with your colleagues and offer them a chance for a virtual visit?
  • Are you interested in continuous contact with a Finnish school instead of only a quick visit?



VisitEDUfinn Ltd., a Finnish company specialized in organizing school visits and study tours, is pioneering now LIVE virtual visit programs and educational tours. COVID-19 has given the necessary push to develop our “traditional” visit concept into something totally new, and even more beneficial for our clients, without compromising the elements of an authentic experience: live observation, interaction, sharing with other participants, and the cultural aspects of Finnish education.

We already have gained experience in LIVE online services; in November 2020 we organized a two-day virtual study tour with 84 participants, and here are some of our client’s comments:

Thank you for the high professional organization of such an event...it went PERFECT. It is honour for me to work with such a professional partner who can organize such a two-day program. It was really very good.

Elista Girdauskienė, UAB "KIVEDA", Lithuania

In October 2020 we had our first online event, EYES2020Remote, where 92,31% of the participants said they would recommend the event to their colleagues.

I really appreciated your Webinar/Workshop days…thank you for your professional opportunities provided to connect educators from many places in seeing Finnish perspectives on ECE. Finland is such a special place for education, educators, children and families. It's great to know you are doing good work there and sharing out.

Barbara Jenn, Columbia University, USA
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What are the benefits?

Virtual visits and tours have been seen as a poor compensation for the “real” experience. However, there are many benefits:

  • Visit only those classes that you are is interested in

    Virtual school visits open a door for a truly customized school visit experience.

  • Parallel Visits

    In virtual school visits, we could split the participants into groups that would simultaneously visit different units.

  • No limits for group size

    The bigger the group, the more economic for the customer. The easiness and cost-effectiveness to split the group, no matter how big it is, is substantial.

  • Continuous support

    With virtual school visits, it is easy to organize a series of visits, which can work as continuous support for the improvements an organization or individual has in mind.

  • Hybrid school visits

    Virtual visits can make a rich addition to a visit program in Finland, both before and after the visit.

 

Want to learn more about these benefits? Check our blog.

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Virtual Charasteristics

Virtuality brings new elements for visits and tours. Here are the most important:

  • As in onsite study tours, the program includes expert lectures and workshops in addition to school visits. However, virtuality makes it possible for the study tour to last for instance for two months; e.g. one visit or lecture per week, and in between the participant can work on the ideas the virtual experiences generated.
  • In general, virtual programs are less expensive to organize than onsite visits and tours. However, the more visits and specific themes are included, the higher the price.
  • Daily programs need to be shorter as people will lose concentration after staring at a screen for a few hours.
  • The same goes for the school visits: observing a whole lesson digitally could be a rather monotonous experience; ideally, the participants would visit another classroom after 15-30 minutes, which is possible with us.  
  • Virtuality enables many new elements that can be included in the visit program, for instance, short videos about the school, and videos on customized themes such as societal and cultural context, Finnish school system, pedagogy, etc. Also, it is possible to apply interactive elements like breakout rooms and polls during the visit. 
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Pricing

Here are some price examples for our LIVE virtual visit programs: 


For further information about our virtual school visits and study tours, please contact us by email at
info@visitedufinn.com or WhatsApp at +358 407 516 478.