College Tour – Feb 2021



College recruitment tour
Northern Sweden
February 17-24, 2021

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 Umeå, then move on to Örnsköldsvik, then Sundsvall and then continue to Gävle and we will end with NOLIA Östersund.

In Umeå and Östersund you will be part of the Bluechip Study USA booth at the annual NOLIA Career Fairs, attracting over 9000 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 Sundsvall and Gävle we will do hotel open house and seminars.

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 
2/17 Arrive in Umeå and check-in to Elite Umeå Hotel. 7.00 pm meeting and debriefing and dinner.
2/18 NOLIA Umeå Fair. 9-.00 am – 4.00 pm.
2/19 Travel to Örnsköldsvik and participate in NOLA Gymnasium and college fair 10.00-2.00. Check into Elite Plaza Hotel.  
2/20 Travel to Sundsvall. Open house/seminar at hotel 1.00-3.00 pm. Check into Elite Knaust Hotel.
2/21 Travel to Gävle. Open house/seminar at hotel 1.00-3.00 pm. Check into Elite Grand Hotel.
2/22 Travel to Östersund and check into Clarion Hotel.
2/23 NOLIA Östersund fair. 9.00 am-4.00 pm.
2/24 Check out and depart for your next destination.

Meeting and Debriefing 
In Umeå on February 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm there will be a meeting at the Elite Hotel Umeå. 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 Sundsvall and Gävle informing and encouraging students and parents to come to the open house / 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 events 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 in Umeå and Östersund 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 $5,995 (3 fair days & 2 open houses/ mini hotel fairs/ seminars). This will be invoiced in October, 2020 and made payable no later than November 15, 2020. If registration is done after November 15, payment is due upon receipt of invoice. 

The cost covers booth and venue hire, promotion, marketing, advertisements, invitations, technical equipment, 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 February 17 to February 24. All you need to do is to arrive in Umeå on February 17 and depart from Östersund on February 24, 2021. 

Hotel Umeå: Elite Hotel Umeå
Hotel Sundsvall: Elite Knaust Hotel
Hotel Gävle: Elite Grand Hotel
Hotel Östersund: Clarion Hotel
Hotel Örnsköldsvik: Elite Plaza 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. 

For registration please klick here…