Travel to Finland and study with Laurea University students in multiple settings and activities from building multisensory spaces to learning cafes, participating in a nature-based workshop and the annual World Village Festival.

During study in Finland, Nazareth students will explore the impact of globalization on multicultural clients' wellbeing in order to examine their awareness of ethical knowledge, values, principles, legislation and recommendations in global social service policies.

Students will become acquainted with creative methods and client empowering communication as well as multicultural family work and mental health promotion and further develop innovative and future-oriented solutions for sustainable service design.

Sustainable Global Future focuses on the key issues related to current and global aspects of Social and Health Care development and best practices, based on such development goals as Agenda 2030. It promotes ethical and versatile dialogue between different students, cultures, organizations, and communities and puts theory into practice through lectures, workshops, individual and group assignments as well as attendance at the World Village Festival 2025.

This program will also include cultural and historical aspects, such as museum visits, as well as holistic care of individuals and families, providing cultural and interprofessional competencies and focusing on such values as social justice, holistic wellbeing, human dignity, client empowerment, and integrity.

Program Details

Travel Dates

Program dates are still to be determined for 2025.

Course Information

3 Credits - HHS 450 / 650 Sustainable Global Future

This 3 credit interprofessional course incorporates the program learning outcomes of Nursing, Public Health and Social Work and will provide students direct learning in classroom and the community using the Learning by Developing (LbD) pedagogical approach of Laurea University. Students will be able to gain expertise in multicultural and global social services and the best practices aimed at promoting multicultural clients' overall wellbeing and empowerment.

Health and human services models practiced in the United States are embedded in U.S. culture and social constructions. For today’s health and behavioral health practitioner, an understanding of global practice standards is critical. The influence of cultural understandings and the impact of those forces on individuals, families, organizations, the community and the wider societal context are integrated throughout the course.


Program Costs for 2025 are still to be determined.



Payment Timeline

Payment #1: Due in November 

Payment #2: Due in December

Payment #3: Due in January

Payment #4: Due in February

Payment #5: Due in March

Payment #6: Due in April


Sources of Funding

SPARK-Eligible Students will receive the $1,500 grant.

Non-SPARK-Eligible Students will receive funding from CIE (Amount TBA)

Required Documents
  • Current photocopy of passport (must be valid for 6 months from final date of program)
    • A receipt to validate the passport application must be submitted on December 2nd, if applicable.
  • Pre-Application Checklist
  • Liability Form

Views from Abroad

    Views from trip to Tallinn, Estonia

    At A Glance

    (S): SPARK-Eligible

    Term: Summer A

    Program Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

    Program Types: Academic

    Major(s): Open to all students, but may be of particular interest to the following majors:

    • Nursing
    • Public Health
    • Social Work

    Language Requirement: None

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5