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Finland 2019



Time Frame

April 26th to May 24th

Clinical Experiences

Finland: Four different practicum experiences:

  1. Savonlinna - Community and Public Health – clinics, home visits, school nursing (different than US).
  2. Kuopio University Hospital- various units
  3. Finnish nursing students and faculty interchange with planned activities, including discussion of health care systems, global health care issues, and collaborative simulations
  4. Rovaniemi (Arctic Circle) & Fazer Factory Clinic – Occupational and Agricultural Health experiences.

Poland- Krakow:Interactions with Polish nursing students and hospital experiences.

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, 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 $4100 including tuition

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