College Tour – Nov 2022

College Recruitment Tour, Sweden
November 23 – December 3, 2022

Gothenburg – Karlstad – Örebro – StockholmVästerås

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 and families.
  • 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

During the weeks in Sweden you will meet thousands of students and families interested in studying abroad in the US. We wil be visiting four of the largest cities in Sweden. In these cities we will be attending fairs and visiting local high schools.

During the first part of the tour  we will participate in the annual Knowledge and Future Fair in Gothenburg. This event is attended by over 12 000 high school seniors each year. Here you will be part of the Bluechip STUDY USA booth. We will then move on to Karlstad and Örebro where we will visit high schools. In Stockholm we will participate in the annual SACO Fair attended by over 25 000 students. Here you will also be part in Bluechip STUDY USA booth.

The end of the fall semester 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. Participating in the Bluechip tour will allow you to meet with tens of thousands of prospective students.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

TOUR SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE
11/23
 Arrive Gothenburg. Meeting and debrief at Elite Park Avenue Hotel at 7.00pm. At this meeting we will review logistical details and the agenda for the week
11/24 Knowledge & Future Fair in Gothenburg
11/25 Knowledge & Future Fair in Gothenburg
11/26 Knowledge & Future Fair in Gothenburg
11/27 Travel to Karlstad
11/28 High School visit in Karlstad. Travel to Örebro
11/29 High School visit in Örebro. Travel to Västerås
11/30 High School visit in Västerås. Travel to Stockholm 
12/1  SACO Fair – Stockholm
12/2  SACO Fair – Stockholm
12/3 Depart Stockholm for your next destination

Meeting and Debriefing
In Gothenburg on November 23, 2022 at 7:00pm there will be a meeting at the Elite Park Avenue Hotel. 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.

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. As in the past we will recommend that you send material to Bluechips office prior to the tour and we will bring that along for you.

Investment
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 $7,995 (5 fair days and 3 high school visits). This will be invoiced in September, 2022 and made payable no later than October 15, 2022. If registration is done after October 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 strongly recommended to book the pre-arranged travel and accommodation package. This package includes all travel domestically within Sweden, and all hotel nights and breakfast from Wednesday, November 23 to Saturday, December 3. All you need to do is to arrive in Gothenburg on November 23 and depart from Stockholm on December 3.

Hotel Gothenburg: Elite Park Avenue Hotel
Hotel Karlstad: Elite Stadshotellet
Hotel Örebro: Elite Stora Hotellet  
Hotel Västerås: 
Elite Hotell Västerås
Hotel Stockholm: Clarion Sign Hotel

The total cost for 10 nights accommodation including breakfast and all travel within Sweden and between cities is only $2,950 per person (Standard Room), which is corporate rate. If you wish to add the travel and accommodation package the fee will be added to your invoice. This is strongly recommended.

Please note that Bluechip has made arrangements for 11 rooms and travel seats only. The fair is limited to 11 schools.  

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.

Promotion + Advertising 
Promotion of the Knowledge + Future fair is done by Svenska Mässan and the SACO Fair through SACO. All other promotion is done through different social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook.

We hope to see you in Sweden for another great event in November!

Registration
For registration please click here…