September 20, 2023
Perho Hospitality Guide Services Professional Degree
September 12, 2023 | Day 1
The travel guide services professional degree program started at Perho Töölö. I was filled with positive excitement. The classroom for the lessons this week is in the modern Proffa building across a pedestrian path from Perho Culinary School. The building facade is adorned with Oiva Toikka’s original illustrations.
The teacher gave a detailed course overview, degree structure, schedule, learning materials, and additional helpful information in Finnish. I could understand her a little thanks to the intensive Finnish language courses I took in Spring and late Summer. It was extremely helpful that I could read all the slides she was showing with the help of Google translate.
Students introduced themselves in a language of her/his/their choice.
We moved to an IT classroom in the Perho building.
The students created personal accounts and learned to log into the learning platform of Perho.
In the hallway, the school timeline is displayed.
After the IT class, the students traced the way back out of the Perho building. We took a break. Most of us went to Alepa next door to get coffee, beverages, and/or snacks.
Back in Proffa, we continued the program.
On Day 2 we will have an English-language guided walking tour in the center of Helsinki!