Adelphi University
SWEDEN – FINLAND – ESTONIA
Special Education Tour

Including Special Social Work International Conferences

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

June 24 – July 8, 2012

Day 1, Sunday – June 24: Depart New York

6:00 pm – Please be at the Iceland Air check-in counter at Terminal # 7. Be sure to have your passport with you… PLEASE do not pack it!

8:40 pm – Depart via Iceland Air flight # 614

Day 2, Monday – June 25: Monday; Arrive Stockholm (D)

6:15 am – Arrive Reykjavik (local time)

7:50 am – Depart Reykjavik via Iceland Air flight # 306

12:45 pm – Arrive Stockholm. After clearing Immigration and Customs, board your coach for your transfer to your accommodations at the Wenner-Gren Center.

3:00 pm – Welcome / Orientation to Stockholm – Department of Social Work, Stockholm University (SU). Afterwards, time to relax before our group dinner hosted by the Department of Social Work in Stockholm.

6:00 pm – Depart for the Hermans Vegetarian restaurant and Garden Café.

6:30 pm – Dinner.

Overnight in Stockholm

Wenner Gren Center
Sveavägen 164
SE-113 46 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 8- 736 98 11

Day 3, Tuesday – June 26: Tuesday; In Stockholm (B/D)

Breakfast on your own at the Centre facilities.

9:00 am – Meet for Lecture #1 – Social work and social welfare policy in Sweden on text of European social welfare models – SU faculty.

Old Town Square, Stockholm

3:00 pm – Meet in the lobby for a sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The tour will take the following route (which may vary, and the order may vary depending on local traffic conditions, start and end points of the tour etc.) : Stockholm is a collection islands linked by bridges. Water is everywhere. Start the tour on Södermalm (South Island) and a photo stop on Fjällgatan, lined on one side by well-preserved and charming wooden buildings and offering a superb view of the city on the other. Continue to Kungsholmen (King’s Island) where the City Hall is situated, offering fine views from the top of its tower. The City Hall is known for the Nobel Banquet held each December. Across from the City Hall starts the modern centre of Stockholm including the main shopping district with its massive pedestrian street Drottninggatan. Further is Ostermalm, the residential heart of the city including many fine historic apartment buildings and leafy green parks. At the eastern edge of the city is the huge park of Djurgården, which includes the fabulous Skansen open air museum and the Vasa Ship museum. Inside visit at the museum is included. Heading back to the heart of the city, the highlight is a walking tour of the medieval Old Town, dating back to the 13th century this is a collection of winding cobbled streets with historic merchant’s houses, churches, and a wide selection of bars, cafes and restaurants. Overlooking the Old Town is the baroque Royal Palace, official residence of the King of Sweden. Then to the Vasa Museum, which is the world’s only surviving 17th-century ship, and is displayed in Djurgården Park. It is Scandinavia’s most visited museum. In the main hall stands the warship Vasa – the only remaining, intact 17th century ship in the world. The lower rig has been rebuilt, complete with masts, stays and shrouds and looks just as it would on its fateful voyage in 1628, when it sank in Stockholm harbour. The wreck, salvaged in 1961, is now once again a complete ship. Surrounding the ship are several permanent exhibitions, cinemas, a shop and a restaurant. The tour will end with dinner at Stortugskallaren Restaurant, a local restaurant, (about 7 pm) not far from the hotel. After dinner, our coach will take us back to the hotel. Overnight Stockholm

Day 4, Wednesday – June 27: In Stockholm (B)

Breakfast on your own at the Centre facilities.

9:00 am – Meet for Lecture #2 – Social work with the elderly in Sweden.

12:45 pm – Meet for our visit to a community social work programs.

Note: Depart for a transfer to the visiting places, coach on groups disposal from 12:45 pm until 14:4 5pm.

Program: 12.45 pm transfer Wenner Gren centre – Kampementgatan 2, group 1 will be left to Kampementgatan, from Kampementgatan transfer continues to Borgarfjordsgatan 14. Group 2 will be left to Borgarfjordsgatan. Pick up group 1 from Kampementgatan 2 around 3pm, then transfer to Borgarfjordsgatan to pick up group.

7:30 pm – Meet in the lobby for a group dinner at the Dramatenrestaurangerna. Overnight Stockholm.

Day 5, Thursday – June 28: In Stockholm (B)

Breakfast on your own at the Centre facilities.

9:00 am – Meet for Lecture #3 – Social work and substance abuse treatment.

1:00 pm – Meet in lobby for our visit to a community social work substance abuse and/or child serving agency.

Dinner this evening is on your own at one of the great local restaurants. Overnight Stockholm.

Day 6, Friday – June 29: Morning in Stockholm. Overnight ferry to Turku, Finland (B/L)

Breakfast on your own at the Centre facilities.

9:00 am – Meet for Lecture #4 – Social work with children and families in Sweden.

12:00 pm – Lunch hosted by Department of Social Work.

6:00 pm – Have your luggage with you in the lobby for our departure to the pier.

7:30 pm – Depart on overnight Tallink Silja ferry to Turku, Finland.

Have dinner on your own on the ferry. Overnight on Ferry.

Turku Castle, Finland

Turku Castle, Finland

Day 7, Saturday – June 30: In Espoo and Lake Siikanatna region (B/D)

6:00 am – Breakfast on board the ferry before disembarkation.

7:00 am – Morning arrival in Turku, Finland.

7:30 am – Your local Finnish guide will meet you to start a Turku City Sightseeing tour Turku, former capital of Finland, is a bustling summer town, on the south-west coast of Finland, with the River Aura cutting right through the heart of the town. The tour includes a walking tour around the market square, an outside view of the medieval castle and an inside visit of the Turku Cathedral, as well as a panoramic drive around the city. Then to Turku Castle. The Turku Castle is a culturally historical tourism attraction that is over 700 years old. The Castle has a museum, which demonstrates the history of the Turku region from prehistory to present day with its frequent exhibitions, events and furnished style rooms. During the European Capital of Culture year in Turku, there will be a temporary exhibition “Inner Landscapes” : two Japanese and a Finnish artists will create an exhibition featuring ceramics, photographs and video that will present a very personal take on Turku’s history and how it  relates to the present day. After the city tour ends (about 11 am) the journey continues to the Hotel Siikaranta on Lake Siikaranta in Espoo.

7:30 pm – Dinner and Overnight by Lake Siikaranta

Hotel Siikaranta
Naruportintie 68
02860 Espoo, FinlandTel:(09) 867 971

Day 8, Sunday – July 1: In Espoo and Lake Siikaranta region (B/D)

Morning/Afternoon/Evening – free day at retreat center, hike, swim, free access to gym, evening and morning saunas, and a sizeable indoor swimming pool.

7:30 pm – Group dinner at the hotel. Overnight by Lake Siikaranta.

Day 9, Monday – July 2: To Helsinki, Finland (B/D)

7:30 am – Early breakfast

9:00 am – Have your luggage in the lobby and depart for Helsinki and to the University of Helsinki.

10:00 am – Arrival at University and welcome to Helsinki followed by Lecture #5 – Introduction to Finnish life and social welfare by University of Helsinki, Department of Social Policy, Social Sciences faculty.

1:30 pm – Afternoon visit to public housing complex, day care facility.

3:00 pm – Coach will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

7:15 pm – Meet in lobby and a short walk to the Restaurant Toolonranta

7:30 pm – Meet for group dinner. Afterwards return to the hotel by taxi or walking. Overnight Helsinki.

Hotel Cumulus Olympia
Läntinen Brahenkatu 2
00510 Helsinki, Finland
Tel:(09) 69 151

Day 10, Tuesday – July 3: In Helsinki – Full day Tour to Hanko (B)

7:30 am – Breakfast

8:30 am – Meet in the lobby and join our guide Dorrit Hoffman for departure on our all day trip to Hanko and the archipelago. Bring your swimsuit and towel. Hanko is a small city located by the coast at about 85miles to the west of Helsinki. Bus tour to Hanko via the Porkkala area, which was leased to the Soviet Union after WW2. One coffee stop on the way.

Lecture #6: Children of War, followed by lunch hopefully at The House of the Four Winds. After lunch (depending on time-table of the boats). Short boat trip to nearby island Hauensuoli (Gäddtarmen). Historical site. Swimming possibilities. Coffee break in Hanko and then a short sight-seeing tour in Hanko.

5:00 pm – Departure from Hanko. Dorrit is available for more discussions on the war children etc. in the bus.

7.00 pm – Estimated return to Helsinki.

This evening dinner is on our own to try some local restaurants. Overnight Helsinki.

Helsinki Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Day 11, Wednesday – July 4: In Helsinki (B)

8:00 am – Breakfast

T/B/A –  Meet for Lecture #7 – Family violence, child welfare and domestic violence services.

T/B/A –  Visit to domestic violence shelter for men and women and child guidance center.

Evening dinner on our own. Overnight Helsinki.

Day 12, Thursday – July 5: In Helsinki. Morning ferry to Tallinn, Estonia (B/D)

5:30 am Ouch!  Special early, early Breakfast.

6:00 am Ouch Again!! Meet in the lobby with your luggage for your transfer to the pier.

7:00 am – Board your Tallink m/s Star ferry for Helsinki Länsisatama (West Harbor) pier to Tallinn, Estonia.

7:30 am – Ferry departs (check-in is closed 20 minutes earlier)

9:30 am – Arrival in Tallinn. Look for your transfer coach bearing a label ADELPHI UNIVERSITY in the parking area in front of terminal D in Tallinn. Coach transfer to Park Inn Central Hotel (the drive takes around 5 – 15 minutes depending on the traffic).

10:30 am – Depart via street cars 1 or 3 (or buses 1a, 5, 8 or 34a) for Talinn University for lecture #8  – Introduction to social work and social welfare in Estonia.

Afternoon Field Visit to Children’s Day Centre (2 – 5 pm)

7:30 pm – Dinner as a group. Overnight Tallinn

Radisson Park Inn Central Hotel
7C, Narva mnt – EE -10117

Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: + 372 6339800

Day 13, Friday – July 6: In Talinn (B/D)

8:00 am – Buffet Breakfast is served in Café Compass in the hotel.

T/B/A – Meet for Lecture #9 – Community social work services in Estonia.

T/B/A – Visit to community social work agencies.

7:30 pm – Group dinner in hotel. Overnight Talinn.

Old Town Talinn Estonia

Old Town, Talinn, Estonia

Day 14, Saturday – July 7: In Talinn – Evening ferry to Stockholm, Sweden (B/D)

9:00 am – Buffet Breakfast is served in Café Compass in the hotel.

After breakfast check out & put bags in luggage room.

10:00 am – Meet for our tour of the seaside areas of Kadriorg and Pirita followed by a 2-hour walking tour of Old Town Tallinn including the Dome Cathedral.

Balance of the day is free.

4:40 pm – Meet in the lobby with your luggage for our transfer to the pier (terminal D of Tallinn passenger port—the same terminal through which the group also arrived) .

5:00 pm – Check in & board Tallink M/S Baltic Queen ferry for Stockholm.

8:30 pm – Buffet group dinner onboard (at the Buffet Tallink). Overnight on Ferry

Day 15, Sunday – July 8: To Stockholm and onward to JFK (B)

6:30 – 10:00 am – Swedish time buffet breakfast on board of the ferry.

10:00 am – Swedish time M/S Baltic Queen arrives in Stockholm, Värtahamnen terminal, where we are met and escorted to the Airport for our flight home.

2:10 pm – Depart Stockholm via Iceland Air flight #307.

3:20 pm – Arrive Reykjavik.

5:00 pm – Depart Reykjavik via Iceland Air flight # 615.

7:00 pm – Arrive JFK (local time).