College Tour – Feb 2020

College recruitment tour
Northern Sweden
February 10-16, 2020

We are happy to announce that for the 22nd time we are arranging our Recruitment Fair Tour through Sweden and we are happy to invite you! 

This tour will be unique as we will go north in Sweden and be part of the largest student fairs called NOLIA Career. The NOLIA Career Fairs covers almost half of Sweden and reaches a large area of students. 

The tour will begin in Luleå, then move on to Skellefteå, then Umeå and then continue to Örnsköldsvik. 

In Luleå and Umeå you will be part of the Bluechip Study USA booth at the annual NOLIA Career Fairs, attracting over 5000 students in two cities. 

In Örnsköldsvik we will participate at one of the best High School College Fairs in Sweden attracting students from all around the region. In Skellefteå we will do a high school visit and mini fair. We will also do two public min fairs/ seminars at the hotel in Umeå and Örnsköldsvik. 

This is a a perfect time to recruit in Sweden as all graduating upper secondary school students begin to plan how and where they will continue their education. For the students up north this is the only time and chance they get to meet universities from Sweden and abroad. Participating in the Bluechip tour will allow you to meet with thousands of prospective students. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! I hope to see you this upcoming winter in wonderful Sweden. 

TOUR SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE 
2/10  Arrive in Luleå and check-in to Elite Hotel Luleå. Meeting and debriefing at Elite Hotel Luleå at 7.00 pm. In this meeting we will review logistical details and the agenda for the week. 
2/11  NOLIA Career Fair in Luleå from 10:00am to 4:00pm. You will be a part of the Bluechip – Study USA booth 
2/12  Travel to Umeå and stop in Skellefteå to do high school mini fair. Move on to Umeå and check into Elite Hotel Umeå. 
Evening mini fair/seminar at the hotel at 6.30pm. 
2/13  NOLIA Career Fair in Umeå from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 
2/14  Travel to Örnsköldsvik and participate at Nola Gymnasium/Ö-Viks College Fair. Check-in at Elite Plaza Hotel Örnsköldsvik.
Evening mini fair/ seminar at the hotel at 6.30pm. 
2/15  Travel to Stockholm and check into Elite Adlon Hotel. 
2/16  Depart Stockholm for your next destination. 

With reservation for any unforeseen changes by the external entities NOLIA Career fair. 

Meeting and Debriefing 
In Luleå on February 10, 2020 at 7:00pm there will be a meeting at the Elite Hotel Luleå. Please try to attend this meeting as you will be provided your welcome package, tickets, and important information regarding the tour. 

Logistics 
The facilities will be available one hour before each event and Bluechip staff will be available to assist you, should you need any help. On this tour due to timing of the events and logistics it is mandatory to be part of Travel and Accommodation package. 

Mailing Materials 
If you wish to mail promotional material ahead of time, mailing addresses will be provided approximately 4 weeks prior to the fair date. 

Advertising and Promotion of the fair 
4 advertisements will be placed in each local and district newspapers in Umeå and Örnsköldsvik informing and encouraging students and parents to come to the mini fairs at the hotel. 
Material and invitations will also be mailed to local and regional High Schools, Universities, unemployment agencies, Vocational Schools, and International Baccalaureate Schools. 

Örnsköldsvik and Skellefteå is an event arranged with and by the local high school where they will host the event for all high school students in the city and surrounding area. Universities from all over Sweden will also attend the Örnsköldsvik event. 

Promotion of the NOLIA Career Fairs is arranged and promoted by NOLIA. Bluechip will also send out information and invitations to all students in our database including information about the institutions participating in the tour. 

Investment 
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $500.00 that will be invoiced upon receipt of the registration form. Registration is confirmed when the fee is paid. 

The participation fee for each institution is $6,995 (4 fair days & 2 mini hotel fairs/ seminars). This will be invoiced in September, 2019 and made payable no later than October 15, 2019. If registration is done after September 15, payment is due upon receipt of invoice. 

The cost covers booth and venue hire, promotion, marketing, advertisements, invitations, technical equipment, dinners and activities and all necessary organization prepared by Bluechip – Study USA. 

Dates & Refund Policy 
Registration is open until maximum number of participating institutions has been filled. 

Should you need to cancel your participation, the following refund policy will apply: * 60-75 days before exhibition: 50% refund on all fees, paid or due
* 45-59 days before exhibition: 25% refund on all fees, paid or due.
* < 45 days before exhibition: No refund. 

Accommodation & Travel Arrangements
Participants are required to book the pre-arranged travel and accommodation package due to timing of the events and travel logistics, etc. This package includes all travel within Sweden, and all hotel nights and breakfast from Monday, February 10 to Sunday, February 16. All you need to do is to arrive in Luleå on February 10 and depart from Stockholm on February 16, 2020. 

Hotel Luleå: Elite Hotel Luleå
Hotel Umeå: Elite HotelUmeå
Hotel Örnsköldsvik: Elite Plaza Hotel Hotel Stockholm: Elite Adlon Hotel 

The total cost for 6 nights accommodation including breakfast and all travel within Sweden and between cities is only USD 2,295 per person (Standard Room), which is corporate rate. You need to add the travel and accommodation package and the fee will be added to your invoice. 

Please note that Bluechip has made arrangements for 7 rooms and travel seats only. The fair is limited to 7 schools. Thus, please register early. 

You will receive further information regarding room reservation and addresses once your registration is processed. If two or more representatives sign up from the same institution, please note that the participation fee remains the same although the travel accommodation package is priced per person. 

Invited Institutions 
Invited institutions are accredited 2-year and 4-year institutions from the USA. 

Detailed information will be sent to registered institutions regarding travel, material, hotel, logistsics, etc approx 4 weeks prior to the start of the tour. We hope to see all of you in February for a great tour of northern Sweden.