The School of Nursing Education Abroad Program is not only an educational journey, but a personal one too. We ensure students are immersed in quality nursing clinical experiences and didactic education, while still exposing them to another culture’s language, values, health care resources, and dramatically different patterns of major disease rates and poverty. Much of the learning takes place in unexpected and unplanned ways. Every student’s experience is different but one that unifies them.
The School of Nursing supports our education abroad/away programs by sending faculty with students on each trip. Content area specialists are sent to each location and support the students inside clinical, inside the classroom, and on cultural excursions.
Our students return changed, matured with new perspectives on life after being immersed in places where they found themselves reevaluating their own values and beliefs. A few moments abroad, and our students are forever changed.
Education Abroad Opportunities
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Adult Acute Care/Psychiatric Nursing (Faculty-led, full semester)
“Studying abroad at UCD this summer was by far one of the most amazing experiences of my undergraduate education. My time in Ireland broadened my perspective of healthcare implementation; providing a new approach to nursing education and application, along with a comparison to our healthcare system here in the United States.”
“Semester Abroad is one of the most exciting educational experiences a student can enjoy. A cultural immersion combined with a unique clinical opportunity in a beautiful island setting await nursing students from the University of Connecticut…The excursions afford a plethora of experiences from art museums and historic forts to the exotic rain forests.”