The Leaders

Dr. Robert Simpson
Founder of Bglobal Studies, Rob has traveled to over 30 countries and has been a forward thinker in the educational world.

Dr. Katie Bonawitz
Learn from Dr. Katie Bonawitz who studied and explored the Finnish education system during her sabbatical in 2013.  She spent time in six different schools from the Artic circle, east to the Russian border, and south down to Helsinki.  

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The Experience

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Academic Immersion
Have an immersive experience in Finnish classrooms as you work with Finnish students of multiple ages. Learn from Dr. Katie Bonawitz who studied and explored the Finnish education system during her sabbatical in 2013.  

With unorthodox practices, Finland’s repeated success in national standards show those practices work. Meet administrators and teachers in the Finnish Education System and understand how 21st century skills are implemented in Finnish schools.

Finnish Culture
Explore the history of the Finnish culture and how social, spiritual, education and economic influences have transformed society. Learn why Finland is considered one of the most ethnically and culturally homogeneous countries in Europe today. Become a more culturally competent educator as you examine cultural similarity and differences through various lenses.


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The Details

Global Forum Costs
Land & Air: $2,750 (air from ORD or MSP)*
Land Only: $1,750 (air not included)*

Twelve Days & Two Cities
Visit Finland’s capital and a 16th century town; Helsinki & Kokkola.

Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is the world’s northernmost metro area of over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state. 

Kokkola was a part of the Swedish Empire and is one among the oldest towns in Finland. Kokkola is educational forward thinking. It has many preschools, some of them offer children a bilingual education from an early age. 

*Costs are based upon student pricing/double occupancy. Add $600 for single occupancy. Costs do not include university credit fees. Costs are estimated until final trip itinerary & air flights are determined.   

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