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Nordic Education

Program Details

Nordic countries, especially Finland, have world renown education systems. Students will compare and contrast Nordic and US education systems, an experience that will broaden their understanding of the various ways to approach education.

Selection Criteria:

Pre-requisites: None
Priority given to students in the Moyes College of Education


  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Sweden

Program Dates:

May 6th - May 17th, 2024


Cost: $4,260 (airfare not included)

Scholarships are available for this program! Visit our scholarships tab for more information.

Suggested Payment Schedule (This does not need to be followed exactly. It is a guide so you do not have to pay so much at the end, but you can pay as much or as little as you want so long as the trip is paid in full before you leave) :

  • Deposit: $500
  • Dec. 1: $700
  • January 1: $700
  • February 1: $700
  • March 1: $700
  • April 1: $700
  • May 1: $260

Deposit: $500

Deposit is due 72 hours after registration. If not paid in that timeframe, you may be dropped from your trip.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit and future payments online. Charges should show on your account within 24-48 hours after registration. If you want to pay with cash or check, please pay at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Includes: insurance, tuition, room and board, local transportation abroad, excursions, and more than half of the meals.

Not included: passport, airfare, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and some meals.


Itinerary is subject to change. Make sure to attend all pre-departure meetings!

May 6th: Welcome to Finland

May 7th: Helsinki day: Education tours, Market Square

May 8th: Introduction to Immersion School Experience

May 9th: School immersion and after-school activities

May 10th: School visits, Haltia nature center and recap

May 11th: Porvoo and archipelago day

May 12th: Final day in Finland, travel to Tallin, Estonia

May 13th: Tallinn, Estonia day - Ferry to Stockholm, Sweden

May 14th: Stockholm Day #1

May 15th: Stockholm Day #2

May 16th: Stockholm Day #3

May 17th: Offical program ends

Academic Courses

Students may enroll in (6) of the following credit hours:

  • EDUC 3300 (3 credit undergraduate)
  • EDUC 4400 (3 credit undergraduate)
  • EDUC 5920G (3 credit graduate)
  • EDUC 6920 (3 credit graduate)

Program Directors

Dr. Penee Stewart

Dr. Sara Gaily

Dr. Katarina Pantic

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8715.