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Finland 2018



Time Frame

April 27th (afternoon)  to May 22th

Clinical Experiences

Finland: Hospital – Kuopio various units, community clinics, school nursing (different than US), public and community health nursing, and home visits. Finnish nursing students and faculty interchange with planned activities, including discussion of health care systems, global health care issues, and collaborative simulations. Other clinical experiences include, complementary health spa in Punkaharju, Occupational health (Fazer Chocolate Factory), as well as activities with Finnish nursing students that will occur prior and during our visit.

Poland: Hospital Tour

Other Experiences

Historical sites related to cultural experiences.

Outside Trips/Weekend Culture Experiences

Finland: Staying in the historic 105 year old, Sinnetalo "The Blue House" with Finnish physician, Leena Kosmo; Ovalinna Castle, forest walks, cooking, Finnish traditions, swimming, sauna, Ladies of the Castle Walk/Run, rowing, cycling and local concerts.

Rovoneima, Lapland: Artic Circle excursion, Reindeer family farm, and Finnish Santa Claus

Poland- Krakow: Auschwitz, Schnidler’s Factory, Salt Mines,  


Approximately $4000 including tuition

Includes ALL expenses: Air flight, trains, local transportation, hostels, admission fees, ferries, rentals, and all meals.

This cultural learning adventure has students immersed in traveling between two very different countries, cultures and health care systems. Finland has been ranked very high for healthcare in the European Union countries, especially in the public health arena. There is a large focus on the political and social determinants of health with corresponding activities. Scheduled activities for each day. You can expect that the schedule will change as we go through the day (much like life). Flexibility is absolutely essential. You have to be prepared to have your walking shoes on, prepared to work and have fun, and have your eyes and minds open to keep up on this high pace experience. 


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