Finland: An Innovative Education Model (April 12-21, 2019)


The main theme of our nine-day course is: “Finland: An Innovative Education Model”. This program features university workshops, school & other site visits, and wide-ranging dialogue — the foundational elements of the highly successful Finnish education model. Specifically, this includes an exploration of Finland’s rigorous approach to teacher training; the phenomenon-based learning concept; curriculum development, future schools and learning, modern teaching; and strategic leadership and innovations.

We will examine the diverse, multi-layered and complex local, regional and global processes that shape Finland’s education sector. Our principal goal is to foster a comprehension and appreciation of Finland’s approach. During our ten-day spring course, delegates not only directly interact and enter into dialogue with academics, education consultants and activists, but also make optional visits to world-famous historical sites and museums; attend concerts; and become involved in the hectic everyday life of a modern Scandinavian city.


Our April 2019 professional development program to Finland offers a unique chance for educators to reinforce their schools’ commitments to global education, with opportunities to understand the Finnish education system, best practices in teaching, and innovation in curriculum development.


DATES: April 12-21, 2019

PRICING is set at $3200 per person. (Single room supplement is an additional $600.)

This includes:

  • Air from Boston to Helsinki & return
  • Registration for 5 Days of professional development, to include seminars, professional programming,
    honoraria, university and school-visit fees
  • 8 nights’ shared luxury accommodation (Single room an additional $600)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 5 lunches (Monday through Friday)
  • Daily transfers to/from all meetings/professional events (Monday through Friday)
  • Orientation and city tour of Helsinki



Fungai Kanogoiwa
Tel. (202) 230 9945
Aaron Casey
Tel. (202) 421 4417

Please indicate if you require assistance in securing a roommate. We will endeavor to assist and are typically successful. However, we can not guarantee a roommate pairing. In the rare event that we are unable to assist, a single delegate registering relatively late may be required to pay the single supplement.

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Reservations & Cancellations

Cancellation by the traveler within the 90-day period immediately prior to departure will result in the full or partial forfeiture of your balance paid, according to the following schedule:

90 to 65 days: 50 percent of total payment

60 to 45 days: 60 percent of total payment

44 to 30 days: 80 percent of total payment

29 to 0 days: 100 percent of total payment

Cancellation must be made in writing, and will be effective upon the date that we receive it in our offices.

Please note that, of the total payment made, $500 is non-refundable upon signing this contract.

Travel Documents

It is solely the responsibility of the client to ensure that his/her travel documents; inoculations; and medical, baggage, travel, & default insurance, etc. are in order prior to departure.

Liability of Alterra Consulting

Alterra acts as an agent for the principals. Accordingly, Alterra assumes no liability for loss or damage that any passenger may suffer as a result of the failure of such principals to fulfill their obligations, in relation to travel arrangements, accommodation, transfers, tours, or other items.


Neither Alterra Consulting, nor any person acting for, through or on behalf of Alterra, shall be liable for loss, delay, accidents, or inconvenience to any persons or their luggage or property as may arise as a result of flight delays, bad weather, strikes, negligence, or any other cause which is beyond the control of Alterra Consulting.


The jurisdiction for disputes that may arise will be Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

A Note about Travel Insurance

While travel insurance is optional, we suggest that delegates consider securing it to protect their investment in this program. If Alterra cancels a program, all payments will be fully refunded. However, when individual travelers cancel their own participation, some payments made are not refundable, depending on time of cancellation. We can recommend TravelSafe of Wyomissing, PA ( as a reliable, reputable insurer.