Practical Information/ Q&A

Q&A
Who will you meet at the college fairs?
At the fairs you will meet motivated Swedish students who are actively seeking information about higher education in both Sweden and abroad. Invited are all high school seniors and a lot of juniors.

Who will you meet at the boarding/prep school fairs?
At the fairs you will meet motivated Swedish students who are actively seeking information about high school education in both Sweden and abroad. Invited are all junior high school (9th graders) and a lot of parents.

Who are the exhibitors at the college fairs?
Both international universities from Europe, Asia and the US are exhibiting at the fair as well as Swedish universities.

Who are the exhibitors at the boarding/prep school fairs?
EF, Explorius and STS exhibit to promote the traditional J-1 exchange programs as well as Swedish high schools.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
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.

What is included in the tour participation fee?
Participation at the fairs, all cultural and social activities scheduled by Bluechip.

What is included in the accommodation and travel fee?
All domestic travel, hotel and breakfast.

What is not included in the fee
Overseas airfare, airport transfer, lunch and dinner unless it is something scheduled by Bluechip, insurance, personal expenses such as taxis, telephone or laundry charges.

Orientation/Debriefing
The evening before each tour starts there will be a debrief of the week´s agenda where participants will get their domestic travel tickets, information on the Swedish education system, culture and also the tours social and cultural activities planned.

Mailing Materials
If you wish to mail promotional material ahead of time, mailing addresses will be provided approximately 6 weeks prior to the fair date. We always recommend you send your material to Bluechip office to make sure it gets there and then we will transport it for you to the different venues.

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.

Application Procedure
To register for a Bluechip Tour, please fill in the registration form online and select which tour you want to attend.  A non-refundable registration fee of $ 500 will be invoiced upon receipt of your registration.

Conditions of Responsibility/Liability:
Bluechip Tours reserves the right to make changes to the tour if, in its judgment, this becomes necessary or desirable and is in the best interest of the tour and participants.

Bluechip Tours acts as the representative for the tour participants only with respect to arrangements for hotels, domestic travel, publicity, and other services described, and as such holds itself free from liability for any loss, injury, delay, or damage from any cause beyond its control.

Travel Arrangements
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the first city and from the final tour city.

Hotels and Local Transportation
Single-room accommodations are provided. All of the hotels have been selected for location and comfort and are very nice (4-5 star).  All will have business centers, restaurants, laundry, gym and other facilities.

General Information Table
At each Boarding/prep School Fair, Bluechip oversees an Information Table.  The table is there to assist families with routine questions, as well as help find them to appropriate schools at the event.

Cultural Activities
Cultural events are often included in the itinerary in order to allow tour members to learn more about Sweden. These activities are optional and are included in the cost of the tour.

Working with Alumni
Working with alumni (and meeting with the parents of current students) is personally rewarding and a very effective international recruitment tool. In fact, students are often your best recruiters. Alumni are excellent models of people who have traveled to the United States, graduated, and returned to their home countries. Not only can they answer questions about the academic programs, they can talk about other issues of concern to students, such as safety, food, racism, dating, and money, based on their own experience. Most alumni love being reconnected with someone from their alma mater and like to recommend other students.