Global Health
College of Nursing

Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad?

Dr. Madeleine Leininger perhaps best answers the question, "Why study abroad?" "To be effective in tomorrow’s world, it is imperative that nurses have a broad, in-depth knowledge about several different cultural groups they will undoubtedly be helping, so that they will know how to make the appropriate culturally based nursing care intervention."

Nursing students who have returned from study abroad have described the benefits they gained from the experience. Hettie Peele said, "I never dreamed this trip would ever be possible. It has changed my life forever." Some benefits noted by students:

  • Increased tolerance for cultural differences
  • Enhanced problem solving skills
  • Greater flexibility
  • Increased capacity to adapt to new situations and places
  • An increased awareness of global issues
  • Enhanced foreign language skills
  • An enhanced sense of career path


The College of Nursing is currently offering the following study abroad opportunities for our students. Follow the link to each program.

Guatemala Undergraduate Students
Nicaragua DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Students