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Canada: International Health Adventure- Summer
Moose Factory Island, Ontario, Canada; (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 05/22/2019 06/06/2019
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/16/2020 05/31/2020

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Country: Canada Program Type: Faculty-led, Service Learning
Region: North America Term: Summer
City: Moose Factory Island, Ontario Language of Instruction: English
Academic Fields Available: Health Sciences and Health Professions, Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors
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Program Description:

About the Canada: International Health Experience - Summer Program:

This faculty-led, 3 credit, 2- week educational experience will be a combination of rewarding hard work and pleasure. While in Canada, you will be exposed to the culture of the Moose Cree First Nation people and learn about the amazing colorful people of the nation. Students will work side by side with prominent community members and other volunteers to promote healthy lifestyle practices. As part of this experience, you will have the opportunity to impact the lifestyle of the rural population in a sustainable manner. The program operates out of the beautiful island of Moose Factory and serves the surrounding country communities.

This program will help current and future professionals develop their ability to manage complex problems in diverse international environments. The goal is to allow participants to develop their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in a global health-learning environment. This learning experience will give nurses, faculty, students, and other healthcare providers an opportunity to develop cultural sensitivity and global awareness through active problem solving in real life scenarios. Through reviewing key health care principles and evidence-based practice in the developing country, participants will be stretched as they participate in the management of care of clients with limited resources in a diverse setting.This experience is open to all disciplines.It is designated for liberal arts elective credit.For traditional nursing students, this course fulfills the required 2-credit community health clinical hours course (NUR 445).RN-to-BSN students can use this experience for their community epidemiology service learning projects in NUR 472 or to fulfill the leadership experience in NUR 451.

Students from any discipline who have a desire to serve and improve global health are eligible to apply. There is no GPA requirement and you do not need to know Cree. The instructor will work with students and the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to develop discipline appropriate objectives and service learning experiences within the context of available experiences. 

This program is actively seeking nursing students, nurse practitioner students, social work students, alcohol and substance abuse majors and students  from other related disciplines and education majors (educational program development).

The experiences within this program include clinic/hospital tours, clinic work, health campaigns in the schools and in the communities, Cree lessons, tour of Moose Factory Island and Moosonee, culturally engaging with  families in Moose Factory Island, cultural acclimation in Moose Factory, day in Cochrane, Ontario to visit the Polar Bear Sanctuary, local hiking, kayaking and fishing, along with other cultural opportunities.

Selection of students for the trip will be based on a phone or in person interview by Dr. Uletha Jones from the Department of Nursing at SUNY Brockport. Interested students may contact Dr. Jones at with questions. Students interested in learning more about Moose Factory Island and the organizations work are encouraged to watch the and to visit the organization's website Maximum trip capacity 12 students.


Participants will be staying at The Hudson Bay Staff House and The Sunflower Guesthouse. They have multiple shared rooms with community common areas with living, dining, kitchen and bathrooms.The Hudson Bay Staff House also has a laundry area. 

In Cochran, we will be staying at a hotel called the Station Inn. It is a quaint hotel located at the train station where we will catch our morning Polar Express Train.


Fees for Brockport's Summer 2019 Canada: International Health Adventure in Moose Factory Island, Ontario Program

Undergraduate Summer Program Costs: TBD  (Estimated) 

  • SUNY International Health Insurance*
  • Campus-specific fees (college fee, technology fee, etc.)**
  • Program acceptance fee
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Round-trip Bus and Train Fare (From Toronto to Moose Factory Island)
  • Hotel stay in Cochrane and Moose Factory Island
  • Some Meals
  • Group Activities
  • Site Visits & Excursions
  • Program Transportation
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services

  • Transportation to and from Toronto
  • Passport
  • Some meals
  • Miscellaneous Expenses   
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.

Financial aid applies towards fees.

*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice. 
**Campus Fees are paid to the College at Brockport unless you are a student from another SUNY College. Other SUNY students will pay campus fees directly to their SUNY Campus.

Additional Information

There are no vaccines required, area temperatures vary from 60-70 degrees F during the day to 50-60s F at night (dry season, flowers in full bloom), it's safe, passport is needed (no visa). Below is a sample itinerary.  A detailed itinerary will be available prior to program start date.


May 22- June 6, 2018

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 0915: Leave Toronto by bus to Cochrane, ON. Arrive in Cochrane at 2225. Overnight in Cochrane, ON.
Thursday, May 23rd 2019 0900: Leave Cochrane on the Polar Express Train to Moosonee, ON.
Arrive at Moosonee, ON at 1350. Take water taxi/or helicopter to Moose Factory Island. Check-in to Hudson Bay Staff House.
Friday, May 24th 2019 Orientation: Weeneebayko General Hospital and Moose Cree First Nation Health Services (Clinic) Tours. 0800-1600
Saturday, May 25th 2019 Decompression Time. Teepee cookout (Sagabon) and storytelling with Cree First Nation locals at 1600-1900.
Sunday, May 26th 2019 Decompression Time. Religious services available on Moose Factory Island and Moosonee.
Monday, May 27th 2019 Clinical Day: Refer your schedule for location. 0800-1500.
Post- Conference 1500-1600.
Tuesday, May 28th 2019 Clinical Day: Refer your schedule for location. 0800-1500.
Post- Conference 1500-1600.
Wednesday, May 29th 2019 Clinical Day: Refer your schedule for location. 0800-1500.
Post- Conference 1500-1600.
Thursday, May 30th 2019 Clinical Day: Refer your schedule for location. 0800-1500.
Post- Conference 1500-1600.
Friday, May 31st 2019 Clinical Day: Refer your schedule for location. 0800-1500.
Post- Conference 1500-1600.
Saturday, June 1st 2019 Community Health BP/BG screenings and student poster presentations at the Cree First Nation Community Complex.
Sunday, June 2nd 2019 Decompression Time. May attend religious services. Boat tours of Moose River, canoeing and fishing excursions are available.
Monday, June 3rd 2019 Clinical Day: Refer your schedule for location. 0800-1500.
Post- Conference 1500-1600.
Moose Cree First Nation Pow Wow and exchange of gifts. 1800-2000.
Tuesday, June 4th 2019 Check-out of Hudson Bay Staff House. Leave Moose Factory Island by water taxi/or helicopter. Leave Moosonee on Polar Express Train at 1700. Arrive in Cochrane, ON at 2145. 
Wednesday, June 5th 2019 Cochrane, ON. Polar Bear Sanctuary visit and tour of Cochrane, ON.
Thursday, June 6th 2019 0745 Leave Cochrane, ON by bus to Toronto. Arrive in Toronto at 2315.


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