Global Opportunities

Penn Nursing

As a nursing student and future healthcare professional, it is important to broaden your studies and take advantage of the variety of global opportunities at Penn. By going abroad, you are able to develop greater cultural knowledge, discover new strengths, and gain a new understanding of how healthcare systems work around the world. Penn offers programs that will allow you to continue your nursing studies and expand your knowledge of world languages as preparation for a career serving diverse patient populations.

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The Student Experience Abroad
Julianna Choi, Penn Nursing '18

"My clinical experiences in Australia and Cape Town have hugely impacted my nursing education. The opportunity to work with different patient populations and healthcare systems is invaluable. I came away from my time abroad with a broader understanding of health and human rights. These experiences abroad initiated my passion for global health, which I hope to bring to my future career as a nurse and midwife."

Opportunities at a Glance
Semester Study Abroad

Establish yourself in a new global community through extended study for a semester or year. This is the opportunity to embrace and adapt to new challenges, collaborate with people from different backgrounds, and gain experience that you will carry with you in your career and throughout your life. Penn Abroad partners with institutions around the globe and collaborates with Penn Nursing Science to offer the following programs for nursing credit:

Program Location Term Abroad  
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, The Middle East Fall Semester  
Oxford Brookes University Oxford, England Fall Semester  
University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia Spring Semester  
Global Internship Program

The Global Internship Program (GIP) enhances your career potential through life-changing global experience. This unique program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern or conduct research outside of the United States for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer. The program offers both pre-approved placements and funding if you have already found an opportunity abroad. There are a number of opportunities related to public health and nursing.

Penn Global Seminars

Penn Global Seminars (PGS) combine intensive semester-long study with a short-term travel component that deepens your understanding of concepts discussed in the classroom. These seminars enable you to take full advantage of essential global learning opportunities regardless of your year or major. The Penn faculty leaders design seminars that travel to unique locations, which offer significant opportunity for cultural exchange and immersion.

Penn Nursing Programs

Penn Nursing lists a number of opportunities outside of Penn Abroad specific to nursing students on their website. Opportunities include short-term field work, independent study and research, and specialized internship opportunities. 

Planning & Resources

As you explore program options and plan for a global experience, there are many additional resources to guide you through the process. Here are some general resources to learn more about programs, review eligibility requirements, and read about the student experience:

Planning & Resources

Nursing Program Student Opportunities

Events & Information Sessions

Questions?  Contact us to learn more, ask questions, or set an appointment to meet an advisor.