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.

Charlotte in Ghana
Student Voices
Charlotte Cecarelli - Nursing '22

"On the Penn Global Seminar in Ghana, alongside many other topics, healthcare themes were explored in great depth. I had the opportunity to learn about the healthcare system in Ghana and many healthcare disparities."

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 programs for nursing credit, you can search programs and learn more in PASSPORT.

Global Research & Internship Program

The Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) 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 pre-approved placements in a wide variety of fields and destinations.

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.