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UCN Denmark Global Learning Experience


Program Details

This is a student driven experience in which students work with the UCN faculty liaison to develop an international learning experience based on student interest. Areas students have the opportunity to explore include dementia care, mental health, health promotion across the lifespan and maternal-child health and wellness. 


Students will have the opportunity to visit UCN campuses in Aalborg and possibly Hjørring and interact with Danish nursing students.  Students will be involved in activities and learning experiences based on their learning plan. There is an opportunity for nursing students to shadow Danish RN’s in an acute care setting. There will be free time on weekends for students to explore the history and culture of Denmark.


University College of Northern Denmark 
Aalborg and Hjørring, Denmark
Travel dates: Late October to Early November

Tentative Itinerary

The proposed itinerary covers the following topics and the timeline is as follows:

January: Meet with FoH Global Health Coordinator to discuss possibility of travelling to Denmark
March: Complete KPU International Global Learning Experience Application Form and submit deposit
April: Meet with designated program faculty to develop an appropriate learning plan
May: Liaise with UCN faculty to develop itinerary for learning experience
September to late October: Take classes at KPU and one pre-departure session
Late October: Depart for Denmark for 2-3 weeks of scheduled global learning experience. Some students will complete online learning for courses back at KPU during this time
Early November: Depart for Vancouver


  Accommodation fees Flight
Estimated Fees $50 to $70 per night per unit**** Estimated $1100 to $1400***

Two cheques of $250 (a total of $500) non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application. Before the student departs, KPU will return the first half of $250 deposit back to the students. The second half of $250 will be returned back to students after they have completed their global learning experience abroad.

The deposit will be used as a contingency fund.

***Costs may vary. For a more accurate estimate, please search for flights on the departure and return travel dates through your preferred travel provider.

****Students will be required to secure their own accommodation. The cost provided in the chart is based on the average cost on Airbnb.

Scholarships and fundraising opportunities

Both scholarships and fundraising opportunities to help students pay for the Global Learning Experience are available.

Click here for information on scholarships and other financial assistance options.

Information about fundraising opportunities:

Payment Schedule

  Program Fee Deadline Where to Pay
Deposit (to reserve your spot) $500 Non-refundable deposit* March 31, 2021 Faculty of Health or KPU International

*Should a participant decide to withdraw from the program after the deposit deadline, s/he will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and this money will remain in the contingency Fund.

Payment of academic fees, due dates, withdrawal charges, refund policies, and associated policies for academic fees are set as per the university calendar.

Please note that should a decision be made by KPU to cancel the program due to low enrolment or other academic/risk issues, participants will be entitled to a full rebate of the deposit.


Pre-requisites as follows:

Students will need to be enrolled in one of the following KPU Faculty of Health programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Advanced Entry
  • Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing

Application Deadline

March 31, 2021
Applicants must submit their online application and make their payment of the $500 deposit by this date.
Please pay your $500 deposit directly to the Faculty of Health or KPU International.

Please contact if you’d like more information on how to apply

Contact Information

KPU International

Richmond Campus: R1400
Surrey Campus: Cedar 1145
Alex Leach - Surrey Campus

Faculty of Health

Sherilyn Sweeney


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