Learn in Finland (School Visits Only) - 4 Days

Dates for this trip

November 16, 2020 - November 19, 2020 Available $750
30 Available
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Join teachers from across the globe to shadow teachers in Finland. You’ll learn how to “teach like Finland” by visiting schools and networking with Finnish instructors. You’ll see world-leading best practices in action, while learning with educators from all over the world.

Please note that this package does not include meals, activities or accommodations; this option is for the school visits only.

In summary, the following is included:

  • Introduction to the Finnish education system, by Finnish teachers
  • 3 full days of teacher shadowing at Finnish schools
  • Debrief of school observation experience
  • Certificate verifying 20 hours of learning and professional development

Note that within the first few days of your arrival, the Finnish-American Club of Helsinki puts on a Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate American culture, and the relationship between the United States and Finland. If you’d like to participate in this dinner, select the option for it at checkout.

Additional activities can be added to your cart at checkout. See “Additional Options” when you are booking.

This is professional development you can love!

You’ll receive 20 hours of observation and education about the Finnish school system, and you will receive a certificate for these hours at the end of your school visit.

Day 3
Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Introduction to Finnish School System by local teacher(s)

*First tentative day of teacher shadowing (subject to change, though we will shadow for three full school-days)

Day 4
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Learning from Finnish teachers by observing classrooms at Helsinki schools

Day 5
Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Learning from Finnish teachers by observing classrooms at Helsinki schools

Day 6
Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Debrief of school visits

Free day to explore Helsinki


  • Introduction to the Finnish education system, by Finnish teachers
  • 3 full days of teacher shadowing at Finnish schools
  • Debrief of school observation experience


  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Activities
  • Transportation
  • Airfare
  • Trip insurance
  • Medical insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase individual activities?

You may! Just look for the options under “Extra Services” at checkout.

Is airfare included?

No airfare is included in this package.

Can I bring my partner/spouse/friend/family?

This option only includes school visits. You are welcome to bring whomever you’d like, as you will be arranging accommodations, meals and activities on your own.

Am I able to make payments for my trip?

Yes! 25% of the total is due at the time of registration (we’ve done the math for you already 😉).

I will send you an invoice at the end of each month showing your balance due. I can also setup automatic monthly payments if that’s more convenient for you.

Please note that the total due must be paid by Friday, October 9th, 2020.

Are payments refundable?

Unfortunately, no. As soon as I receive your payments, I book everything needed for your trip – which includes any covered accommodations, meals, activities and/or school visits. Because these need to be booked with our partners and providers in advance, we unfortunately cannot refund any payments.

If for some reason you can not make this trip, I can roll your trip fees over to another package that works better with your schedule and needs.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Learn in Finland (School Visits Only)
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$750 Per Person
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$750 Per Person
Additional Options
Special Thanksgiving Dinner
Don't want to miss Thanksgiving dinner? The Finnish-American Club in Helsinki puts on an annual dinner around Thanksgiving, to celebrate with Americans and those interested in American culture.
$80 per traveler
Flights between Helsinki and Rovaniemi
If you're interested in joining us for our activities in the Arctic Circle, you'll need to purchase a flight between Helsinki and Rovaniemi. Allowing us to book that for you will ensure the whole party arrives and departs together.
$215 per traveler
Northern Lights Expedition
Hunt for the aurora borealis with a professional photographer! We can't guarantee that you'll see the lights, but it will definitely be a memorable experience.
$130 per traveler
Snowmobile Husky and Reindeer Adventure
We'll ride snowmobiles to a husky farm and reindeer farm. We'll learn about how the indigenous Sami people have interacted with these animals for thousands of years, and how this looks in the Finnish culture today. We'll also have a mushing lesson, and we'll encounter some reindeer!
$200 per traveler
Sauna Experience at Löyly
Be relaxed and refreshed while participating in an inherently Finnish activity! This includes admission to Löyly, as well as a 2-hour sauna experience.
$35 per traveler
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Trip Facts

  • 8 maximum for activities; 30 maximum for school visits
  • Transportation is not included with this option.
  • The elevation is 85 feet. Expect seaside, winter weather!