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Faculty Bootcamp

Bootcamps are an opportunity for faculty members to travel and gain firsthand experience with international programs through a planned and structured short-term program.  Faculty members are guided to visit selected global partners and communities and are introduced to opportunities on which to build relationships for greater engagement in experiential and international learning.  

Faculty members can:

  • Experientially learn about the community & available resources
  • Become immersed in the culture and context
  • Connect on health issues important to local communities
  • Co-create, design and propose relevant experiential courses for York students

Following a bootcamp, faculty members apply the experience towards developing programs that benefit student learning, opportunities and/or engagements such as through a proposal for course adaptation or new course design, globally networked learning plan or identifiable joint projects with international partners. Faculty members also present the experience back to their respective School or Department.

Bootcamps are designed to support strategic faculty global engagement and are funded as part of the international program of the Faculty of Health.

Las Nubes EcoCampus Bootcamp for Faculty Members

Timeline for Processes and Deadlines

Call for Bootcamp Applications

Due April 1

Selection of Bootcamp Participants

Faculty Travel to Costa Rica for Bootcamp

Mid May

Faculty design/ adapt existing courses and propose to teach in the Study Abroad program

Call for Course Proposals to teach Summer Study Abroad Program

Due August 1

Selected Courses Informed


Faculty Orientation and Preparations to Study Abroad Program

October - April

Faculty teach study abroad

10 days between May - July

Following Faculty Bootcamps in Costa Rica, new courses are now offered at the Las Nubes EcoCampus:

  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 3450 FX)
  • Social Determinants of Health in Costa Rica (IHST 4000)
  • Promoting Global Health (GH 4000