College Tour – Feb 2022

College recruitment tour
Northern Sweden
(Luleå, Umeå, Skellefteå, Örnsköldsvik, Sundsvall and Östersund)
February 14-23, 2022

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 29 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

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 Umeå, Skellefteå, Örnsköldsvik and Sundsvall and we will end with NOLIA Östersund.

In Luleå, Umeå and Östersund you will be part of the Bluechip Study USA booth at the annual NOLIA Career Fairs, attracting over 11.000 students in three 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 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. 

2/14 Arrive in Luleå and check-in to Elite Luleå Hotel. 7.00 pm meeting and debriefing and dinner.
2/15 NOLIA Luleå Fair. 9-.00 am – 4.00 pm.
2/16 Travel to Umeå via Skellefteå for High School fair in Skellefteå 11.00-1.30 pm. Check into Elite Umeå Hotel.  
2/17 NOLIA Umeå Fair. 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.
2/18 Travel to Örnsköldsvik and participate in Nola Gymnasium College Fair. 9.00 am – 2.00 pm. Check into Elite Plaza Hotel.
2/19 Travel to Sundsvall. Afternoon to explore Sundsvall.
2/20 Open House/fair at Elite Hotel Knaust. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm.
2/21 Travel to Östersund and check into Clarion Hotel. Afternoon to explore Östersund.
2/22 NOLIA Östersund Fair 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.
Check out and depart Östersund for your next destination.

Meeting and Debriefing 
In Luleå on February 15, 2021 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 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 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 event is 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 Luleå, 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. 

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 (3 fair days & 3 open houses/ mini hotel fairs/ seminars). This will be invoiced in December, 2021 and made payable no later than January 15, 2022. If registration is done after January 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 14 to February 25. All you need to do is to arrive in Luleå on February 14 and depart from Östersund on February 23, 2022. 

Hotel Luleå: Elite Hotel Luleå
Hotel Umeå: Elite Hotel Umeå
Hotel Sundsvall: Elite Knaust Hotel
Hotel Östersund: Clarion Hotel
Hotel Örnsköldsvik: Elite Plaza Hotel

The total cost for 9 nights accommodation including breakfast and all travel within Sweden and between cities is only USD 2,695 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 all of you in February for a great tour of northern Sweden. 

For registration please klick here…