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International Study Delegations

Finland in 2014
You are invited to join NAEA Past-President Robert Sabol and other members of NAEA to participate in this important international exchange. This delegation has been developed to foster one-on-one dialogue with our overseas counterparts. This delegation will convene in Finland, November 1-7, 2014.

The delegation will focus on:
• Establishing and applying educational policy, both on national and local levels;
• Curriculum, planning, including selecting content and establishing standards for teachers and learners;
• Teaching environments, including the makeup of daily schedules, both in rural and urban settings;
• Assessment of teaching and learning, and how specialized or magnet 'type' schools may inform decisions about assessment;
• Teacher preparation – how training methods differ between teachers in traditional school settings and those in alternative learning environments;
• Teaching artists;
• The influences of local art and culture;
• Community Perceptions about art in schools.

Click here to view the preliminary itinerary for this delegation. Each delegate will be asked to complete a profile identifying their background and areas of interest, to ensure the final schedule of activities reflects the professional goals and specific topics of discussion of the enrolled delegates. 

The estimated cost per delegation member is $4,295 USD per person, based on double occupancy. This cost includes: group transportation within Finland, meetings, accommodations in double-occupancy rooms, entry fees for cultural visits, the service of a national guide, and most meals.

Travel arrangements will be arranged through Professionals Abroad, a division of Academic Travel Abroad. The 60-year-old organization handles the logistical arrangements for prestigious organizations, such as National Geographic, The Smithsonian, The New York Times – Times Journeys and many top professional associations and universities.

A parallel program of unique cultural activities will be arranged for non-professionals and accompanying guests. If you are interested in bringing a guest to experience the rich culture of Finland, please contact Professionals Abroad for program specifics.

For U.S. citizens, expenses associated with this program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. You should consult with a tax advisor to determine if the tax deduction is applicable to you. 

As the team will be limited and due to the extensive planning and communication involved in coordinating a program of this nature, please RSVP to Professionals Abroad
with your intentions as soon as possible at 1-877-298-9677 or via the web at www.professionalsabroad.org. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your place on the team. In the event that you are unable to accept this invitation, an alternate delegate candidate will be invited. You may also recommend a colleague as your alternate for the program.

If you have questions regarding the delegation, contact an NAEA Program Representative at Professionals Abroad at 1-877-298-9677.

Future Delegations:
Cuba in 2015
South Africa in 2016

Past Delegations:
Myanmar in 2013
India in 2012
Cuba in 2011

If you have questions regarding the delegation, contact our Program Representative at Professionals Abroad, at 1-877-298-9677. - See more at: http://cms.arteducators.org/learning/international-study-delegations#sthash.7DljSxuK.dpuIf you have questions regarding the delegation, contact our Program Representative at Professionals Abroad, at 1-877-298-9677. - See more at: http://cms.arteducators.org/learning/international-study-delegations#sthash.7DljSxuK.dpufIf you have questions regarding the delegation, contact our Program Representative at Professionals Abroad, at 1-877-298-9677.

If you have questions regarding the delegation, contact an NAEA Program Representative at Professionals Abroad at 1-877-298-9677.