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Interested in Studying Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad for the entire Spring 2018 semester, they must apply by September 15 (for Global Exchange and Global Direct Programs) or October 1 (for Global Partner Programs)

Current Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad Opportunity Course Description SIgn Up


October 13-23, 2017

Cost: APPROX:  $3000


Nurse Practioners and senior N435 students CerviCusco is a Peruvian non-profit (NGO) medical center of excellence that is comprehensively addressing cervical cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, using modern and unique capabilities typically not seen in the developing world.   Email Study Abroad


February 2018

APPROX:  $2800


Nurse Practioners and senior N435 students We will join One World Health at a primary care clinic for an interdisciplinary care experience.

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May 2018

Cost: APPROX: $3,000 

NPs and PAs Includes clinical experiences for 1 week with In-Holland University and some cultural experiences in surrounding areas. Email Joan Creed

Costa Rica

May 12-20, 2018

Cost: APPROX: $3,000


Open to any USC student  At an interdisciplinary primary care clinic students will learn about global health issues, assist with providing health education and acute care to populations with little or no access, improve Spanish language proficiency, experience Costa Rican culture and gain perspective on the global landscape.


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Download the Study Abroad Brochure here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go to study abroad?

There are multiple options for you to study abroad. Mostly it depends on where you are in satisfying your required curriculum. Your student advisor, the study abroad office can assist you in determining what options are for you.

Are there nursing courses abroad?

Each year we offer one opportunity, in N435 Capstone, as part of leadership requirements and inter-professional education. We offer at least one summer N506 Transcultural Nursing course to Germany, Australia or some other location. And USC has a global health location in San Jose, Costa Rica. Summer 2017, there will be 6 courses.  We also work with the student organization, Timmy Global Health.

What do they cost?

Each course has a different cost depending on length of time abroad, distance, cost of living and tuition requirements. Details for each course are available from the Study Abroad Office or on the study abroad menu to your left in the CON webpage.

Are scholarships available?

There are grants and scholarships available through the study abroad office. Due dates for applications are often in the fall, so check it out soon! Usually you have to register for 3 credit hours to receive assistance. You can save money by choosing courses with no tuition or variable credit requirements.

When do I have to pay?

That depends on the experience or course. Usually deposits are due about 4 months in advance. Check with Dr McQuilkin and the study abroad office for specifics.

How do I register?

Contact Nursing Global Health and let her know which course you are interested in so that she can give you up to date information. Check with your advisor and register for the course. If there is a logistics provider, like One World for Nicaragua, there may be a weblink to register. Dr McQuilkin or your course faculty can provide that to you.

How can I find out more?

Look under the study abroad website, email Global Health and look through this website.