Finland & Sweden

Educational and Cultural Tour

 

September 10-20, 2017

The NAD Educational and Cultural Tour to Finland and Sweden offers educators in the North American Division the opportunity to travel to Finland/Sweden for 10 days to visit school and educational centers, both Adventist and public, to gain insight into the highly-respected practice of education in Scandinavia.

Tour Finland & Sweden

With North American Division Educators

Who: North American Division SDA Educators and Spouses

What: A 10-day tour of Finland/Sweden, including visits to schools and an academic credit option

Where: Helsinki, Nuuksio National Park, UNESCO Suomenlinna Fortress, Porvoo, Savonlinna, Liperi, Tampere, Stockholm

When: September 10-19, 2017

Why: Learn about the highly-respected practice of education in Scandinavia

Tour Package: Approximately $2500, includes hotels (based on double occupancy, $610 single supplement), sightseeing and admissions, gratuities, transportation in Finland/Sweden, breakfast daily and 5 dinners, travel insurance (flight not included)

Flight: Each participant is responsible for making their own flight arrangements, with arrival in Helsinki on Sept. 10, 2017 and departure from Stockholm on Sept. 19, 2017

Southwestern Adventist University is sponsoring a very special tour of Finland and Sweden for Adventist educators in the Fall of 2017.

Along with touring cultural sites, you’ll enjoy learning with other educators as you tour both public and Adventist PK-12 schools, nice accommodations, good vegetarian food, and memories that will last forever.

If you have questions,
please
contact Carol Campbell.

Confirmed Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday, Sept. 10

Activities

Arrival in Helsinki

Transfer to Hotel

Welcome Dinner—7 pm

Meals Included

Dinner

Hotels

Radisson Blu Aleksanteri, Helsinki

Day 2: Monday, Sept. 11

Activities

School Visit—Mattlidens Skola in Espoo (public, grades 1-9)

Nuuksio National Park

Helsinki Sightseeing

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels

Radisson Blu Aleksanteri, Helsinki

Day 3: Tuesday, Sept. 12

Activities

School Visit—Kopun Christian School in Nummela (Adventist, grades 1-6)

Suomenlinna Fortress Island

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch at School

Hotels

Radisson Blu Aleksanteri, Helsinki

Day 4: Wednesday, Sept. 13

Activities

School Visit—Brando Gymnasium in Helsinki (public, grades 9-12)

or University of Helsinki Teacher Education Program

Porvoo and Mikkeli Sightseeing

Travel to Savonlinna

Meals Included

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotels

Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone, Savonlinna

Day 5: Thursday, Sept. 14

Activities

Savonlinna Sightseeing

Travel to Tampere

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels

Original Sokos Hotel ILves, Tampere

Day 6: Friday, Sept. 15

Activities

School Visit—Tampere Christian School in Tampere (Adventist, grades PK-9)

Visit with public school officials

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch at School, Dinner

Hotels

Original Sokos Hotel ILves, Tampere

Day 7: Saturday, Sept. 16

Activities

Church in Tampere

Tampere Sightseeing

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch at Church, Dinner

Hotels

Original Sokos Hotel Hamburger Bors, Turku

Day 8: Sunday, Sept. 17

Activities

School Visit—Finnish Christian Coeducational School in Turku (Adventist, grades 1-12)

Turku Sightseeing

Overnight Cruise to Stockholm

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch at School, Dinner

Hotels

Overnight Cruise

Day 9: Monday, Sept. 18

Activities

School Visit—Utsikten Skola in Lidingo (public, preschool)

Stockholm Sightseeing

Meals Included

Breakfast

Hotels

Scandic Hotel Malmen, Stockholm

Day 10: Tuesday, Sept. 19

Activities

School Visit—Ekebyholmsskolan in Stockholm (Adventist, grades K-12)

Vasa Museum

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch at School, Dinner

Hotels

Scandic Hotel Malmen, Stockholm

Day 11: Wednesday, Sept. 20

Activities

Departure

Transfer to Airport

Meals Included

Breakfast

Finland & Sweden

Educational and Cultural Tour