Opastaminen vieraalla kielellä – Guiding in A Foreign Language

Are you interested in working in an international atmosphere in Helsinki Metropolitan Area? Would you enjoy providing excellent customer service to Helsinki visitors in more than one language?

If your answer is YES, it’s yes to become a Travel Assistant

Travel Assistant – opastaminen vieraalla kielelläYour first step towards carving out a career in the fast-growing tourism industry in Finland is to study the diploma “Opastaminen vieraalla kielellä – Guiding in A Foreign Language” and become a Travel Assistant at Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College.

Travel Assistant – opastaminen vieraalla kielellä

This popular training for immigrants, which is a unit of The Further Vocational Qualification for Tourist Guide, puts you on the path to inbound tourism know-how and allows you to work as Travel Assistant in e.g.

Travel Assistant – opastaminen vieraalla kielellä


Travel Assistant – opastaminen vieraalla kielellä

Terminals | Airports

Travel Assistants work side by side with tourism professionals assisting authorized guides and DMC agents to provide all-around quality service where ever extra help is needed with inbound travelers.

Travel Assistant – opastaminen vieraalla kielelläThe executed diploma allows you to efficiently network with employers: your contact information will  be attached in a nationwide Travel Assistant recruiting register of Association of Finnish Travel Agents (AFTA) >>

Content of training

• Orientation to studies (tools. study environment, schedules, personalized study path)
• Basics of Tourism
• Travel Assistant Job Description
• Safety in Tourism
• Emergency Firs Aid
• Responsible Tourism
• Customer Service Design
• Guiding and Communication Skills
• Guiding Clients in Practice
• Vocational Skills Demonstration and Evaluation

How it works

Based on Learning-By-Doing method | Learning materials and tutoring available online | Schedule-wise often possible to combine the training programme with work | Training will mainly take place in Helsinki city center and at Perho PRO premises in Töölö | Classes mainly during business hours with a few exceptions | Personalized study path for each student, therefore the duration of studies may vary.

What we expect from you

• previous studies in tourism
• work experience in tourism and customer service
• basic level of Finnish
• strong motivation for working in tourism
• initiative
• solution oriented mindset
• good communication skills
• basic computer skills
• readiness to study in English

Application period is now closed. We thank all the applicants.


Group interviews: Mon 1.10.2018 at 9–12 & 13–15
Applicants accepted: 15

Training: Wed 10.10.2018–Thu 31.1.2019 (holiday period Sun 23.12.2018–Fri 4.1.2019)
Tuition fee: 167 eur
Address: Perho PRO/Perhonkatu 10, 00100 Helsinki (Töölö)

Guiding in A Foreign Language – stay hungry!

Completing the full course ”Opastaminen vieraalla kielellä – Guiding in A Foreign Language” may help you to become eligible to apply for the full programme ”Further Vocational Qualification for Tourist Guides”, which allows you to work as a professional guide in Finland.

Further information

Ms. Sari Vuontisjärvi, training specialist, tourism education
040 714 4290
sari.vuontisjarvi (at)