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The Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Abroad

canada 2020

The Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Abroad
FINLAND (April 13 to 18, 2020)
$3,600 per person (Including flights starting at JFK)

Hotel’s information:
Hotel Lilla Roberts- 4.5 star hotel (TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence)

Address: Pieni Roobertinkatu 1-3, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 6899880

Day 1: Depart to Finland

Day 2, Welcome to Helsinki, Finland and Introduction to the Finnish education system in a nutshell

A guided transfer and short sightseeing from the airport to the Finnish National Agency for Education, Hakaniemenranta 6, Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) is a national development agency. It is responsible for developing education and training, early childhood education and care and lifelong learning, as well as for promoting internationalization.

4:30 pm                 check in to the hotel

6:00 pm                 Welcome Dinner at the cozy restaurant near by the hotel, Tim Walker, author of Teach Like Finland:  33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms, will be a dinner speaker

Day 3, Finnish learning culture in practice
9:00 am                 Visit the Parliament of Finland, Education and Culture Committee Mannerheimintie 30
11:00 am               Lunch and talk in the vocational Culinary, Tourism and Business School Perho

2:00 pm A visit to Etu-Töölö Upper Secondary School, Arkadiankatu 26
4:00 pm                 Guided walking tour including the Rock Church, Music Centre and Oodi City Library

Day 4, Finnish learning culture in practise
08:00am Departure from the hotel to the Vanttila school and Vanttila day care center, Espoo
09:00am               Introduction to the Finnish basic K9 schooling and day care centre, principles of basic and early learning
10:00 am               Daily shores at school and in the early learning center, joining the activities with children

12:00 pm               Lunch
2:00 pm Visit to the Art and Craft School Annantalo
4:00 pm Visit to Rikhardinkatu Library and its children’s department, collaboration with schools

Day 5, Finnish learning culture in practise
08:00 am               Departure to Porvoo, founded 13th century

9:00 am-2:00pm Visit local schools and local school administration, including the lunch
2:30 pm A stroll around the Old Town Porvoo
4:30 pm Visit Marimekko Outlet or/ and Arabia Design Center
7:00 pm Farewell Dinner at the cozy restaurant near by the hotel

Day 6, Departure day


Trip includes:
A non-stop round trip flight from JFK

All transportation to and from school visits and other scheduled sites in Finland
Hotel Lilla Roberts including breakfast

2 dinners - Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
4 lunches at host schools

Cost assuming double occupancy and availability - $3600 per person

The cost doesn’t cover:
Travel health insurance

Any activities not mentioned in the program
Transportation to and from JFK

Payment Schedule (Alternate payment schedule may be negotiated by request of the participant) 

  1. $400 non-refundable fee 180 days before the departure day
  2. $800 150 days before the departure day
  3. $800 120 days before the departure day
  4. $800 90 days before the departure day
  5. $800 60 days before the departure day

Note:  If an upgrade to single occupancy is requested and available:
$300 to be paid 30 days before departure, for single occupancy 

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be received in writing.  The following cancellation schedule applies:

50% of the paid amount refunded 90 days prior to departure.
25% of the paid amount refunded between 89 and 76 days prior to departure.
No refund within 75 days of the departure date.


Contact us
Contact Dr. Betty J. Sternberg
Director, The Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Abroad
E-Mail: sternbergb@sacredheart.edu
Phone: 860-463-5871
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