College Tour – Feb 2023

College Recruitment Tour
Northern Sweden
(Luleå, Umeå, Skellefteå, Örnsköldsvik)
February 12 – 18, 2023

Why Sweden and Bluechip events?

  • Size: Our events/fairs are small. Maximum number of participating schools is either 7 or 11 depending on which event. This gives a lot of attention to each participating school from visiting students.
  • Focus: Bluechip only works with the US institutions and is the most established and well known company for this in all of Scandinavia
  • Experience: Bluechip have been working with the USA and organizing fairs for the past 31 years
  • Student Quality: Students from Sweden are very mature and good students with a very high command of the English language
  • Funding: Swedish students get loans and grants from the Government through the CSN for studying in the USA

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, Umeå and Örnsköldsvik.

In Luleå and Umeå you will be part of the Bluechip STUDY USA booth at the annual NOLIA Career Fairs, attracting over 9.000 students in two cities. 

In Örnsköldsvik and Skellefteå we will visit High Schools.

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. 

2/12 Arrive in Luleå and check-in to Elite Luleå Hotel. 7.00 pm meeting and debriefing and dinner.
2/13 Luleå High School visit and Open House.
2/14 NOLIA Luleå Fair. 9-.00 am – 4.00 pm.
2/15 Travel to Umeå via Skellefteå for High School fair in Skellefteå 11.00-1.00 pm. 
Check into Elite Umeå Hotel.  
2/16 NOLIA Umeå Fair. 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.
2/17 Travel to Örnsköldsvik and participate in Nola Gymnasium College Fair. 9.00 am – 2.00 pm. 
Return to Umeå.
Check out and depart for your next destination.

Meeting and Debriefing 
In Luleå on February 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm 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. 

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  the 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. 

Promotion of the NOLIA Career Fairs in Luleå and Umeå 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. 

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

The participation fee for each institution is $5,995 (2 fair days, 2 high school visits and 1 Open House) This will be invoiced in December, 2022 and made payable no later than January 15, 2023. If registration is done after January 15, payment is due upon receipt of invoice. 

The cost covers booth and venue hire, promotion, marketing, 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 12 to February 18. All you need to do is to arrive in Luleå on February 12 and depart from Umeå on February 18, 2023. 

Hotel Luleå: Elite Hotel Luleå
Hotel Umeå: Elite Hotel Umeå

The total cost for 6 nights accommodation including breakfast and all travel within Sweden and between cities is only USD 1,795 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 11 rooms and travel seats only. The fair is limited to 11 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 you in February for a great tour of northern Sweden! 

For registration please klick here…