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Finland. Travelling to Europe.


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Power point created by Finnish students for the second meeting inside the Erasmus + project "Europe works by projects". In this meeting students shared every results they got after working with the project "Travelling to Europe" using "Problem based learning" methodology.

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Finland. Travelling to Europe.

  2. 2. In preparation for a trip to Europe In this presentation we are going to tell you what is good to know before a longer trip and things that you should take with you.
  3. 3. Learn a bit of the language It's important to know useful phrases in the language of the country you are staying in for an extended time. • To learn a language; you can for example take a language course, study in books or you can study the language on internet
  4. 4. Check if your passport is valid • If it's not, do this: • Go to a photographer who will take a picture of you and send it electronically to the police station • Fill in an application on internet at • Attach the picturecode which you got from the photographer to the application • Pay at the internetbank • Sometimes the electronic way isn't enough, then you need to go to the police station yourself to give a fingerprint
  5. 5. Book a flight ticket • You can book them on internet for example at • You'll need a credit card when you do it
  6. 6. Money • You can have cash and an Electron card • Check the currency of the country
  7. 7. Clothing • Check the weather in the country and according to that you can choose the best kind of clothes
  8. 8. Vaccines • Depending on the country you are visiting you can google it on • If you for example are travelling to Spain they recommend that you check the following vaccinations: • diphtheria vaccine, tetanus vaccine, vaccine against
  9. 9. Get to know each other • Contact your host family before the trip • You can send pictures of your family, friends and hobbies for example
  10. 10. Hygiene products and medicines • Don't forget your hygiene products and medicines • For example toothbrush, shampoo and other personal items and medicines that you'll need
  11. 11. Need of disinfection • The hygiene maybe is not always the best in your destination
  12. 12. Weather • Check the weather before you travel
  13. 13. Get familiar with the culture • Read some information about the culture and rules in the country.
  14. 14. Post-it cards • Pack with you post-it cards. It helps you to learn the language
  15. 15. We hope you found this presentation useful for planning your future trips around Europe.
  16. 16. Passport Check that your passport is valid. If it is not, go to a photografer who takes a photo of you. Then go to the policestation and order a passport.
  17. 17. Learn spanish • Learn Spanish . You can practice for example by going to a Spanishclub or practice on the network.
  18. 18. Flight tickets • Book flight tickets. For exemple from
  19. 19. Money • Find out what currency they use. Change money if needed. You can use Electroncard and cash.
  20. 20. Clothes • Clothes. Make sure you have clean clothes according to the weather.
  21. 21. Weather • Find out what kind of weather there can be.
  22. 22. Culture • Find out about the local culture. • So you don´t offend anybody by mistake.
  23. 23. Stay in contact • Stay in contact with the host family before the trip. • Share for example images and information of you and your family.
  24. 24. Hygiene • Don't forget your hygiene products. • Toothbrush,shampoo etc.
  25. 25. Medication • Take your personal medication with you if you need any.
  26. 26. Desinfectives Remember to wash your hands and use desinfectives now and then .
  27. 27. Post-it notes • It is good to take with you post-it notes, so you can write down the words you've learned during your stay.
  28. 28. DURING THE TRIP You need  a phone that works & a charger for it so you can call or send messages.  a special SIM card if you stay abroad for a longer period  to stay in touch with your group so that you know what your group is up to and you don't get left out of anything interesting  a map, in case you get lost so you'll know where to go  to keep an eye on your belongings so you don´t leave anything behind
  29. 29. Remember always to  be outgoing, social and open to try new things  have a good behaviour and to be polite  appear in time so you don´t miss out on anything  Be careful in case you have any allergies  sleep as much as possible so you're able to enjoy your stay in every possible way!
  30. 30. It's important to  not be afraid to speak with strangers in order to learn about their culture  teach your new friends some Swedish  use clean clothes to maintain good hygiene and feel fresh  remember to drink enough bottled water every day  eat the food that´s being served  protect yourself from the sun
  31. 31. Don't forget  To be both physically and mentally present in the country you visiting - "When you're in Spain, you're in Spain!"  That it isn´t polite to be on your phone when with others  To enjoy your trip so it becomes a fun experience!