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Future of Health Summer School - Netherlands

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: May 27 - June 14, 2024 (plus travel days)
Location: Netherlands
Estimated Cost: $3,500 (Program fee)
Bursary amount: $1500/$2500
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


This course is about the worldwide challenges in healthcare in the coming years. The summer school prepares students with the ability to cooperate in international, multidisciplinary teams by working together on projects related to a health problem. Within this integral assignment, students as a group will develop a health solution for a specific Global Health or Healthy Ageing problem. In 2023, it was run as a pilot with partner universities from the Hanze UAS from Canada, the US, Ghana and Finland exclusively.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and the Netherlands


Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January 5, 2024 - Application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

May/June 2024 - Future of Health program in the Netherlands

June 2024 - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility

Employee Involvement

Selected NSCC students will be mentored by NSCC employees who will provide support to the students during the pre-departure phase of the program and will accompany the students during the on-site phase.

Student Eligibility

This program is open to students in all health and human services programs at NSCC with an interest in healthy ageing and the future of health in general. Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

Travel advice and advisories

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $3500
Airfare (estimate) - student responsibility $1600
Passport and any associated fees (if having to apply for one) $200 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through - student responsibility $120
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) $200 - $500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (cost will vary depending on distance to airport) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200