Classroom learning only goes so far. Understanding the nuances and complexities of global health often takes first-hand experience.
We encourage undergraduate nursing students to take advantage of semester or short-term and independent study abroad opportunities through a School of Nursing-sponsored program or one of the hundreds of programs the Penn Abroad Office supports. With assistance from the Assistant Dean for Global Health, Nancy Biller, you may also be able to design an internship or fellowship in another country.
The latest information session about all opportunities was held virtually via Zoom on October 12, 2020. Access the recording here.
NOTE: Given the uncertainty of travel costs and feasibility during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, details on all opportunities involving travel are subject to change.
Global Health Minors
For undergraduates, we have a six-course Global Health Minor designed to offer students a broad background in the field. We also offer a graduate-level Global Health Minor for full- or part-time graduate students and post-grads.
Global Health Courses
Whether you choose to minor in Global Heath or not, you can take courses with a global or international focus. Penn Nursing offers classes that include short-term abroad components. In addition numerous University courses are available.
Nursing Students for Global Health (NSGH)
NSGH is a student-led organization that addresses health disparities both at home and internationally through outreach and study abroad opportunities. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Funding Opportunities
Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) offers financial assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students for international study and research.
Global happenings around campus
There are many ways to get involved in global health right here at Penn:
We also connect—formally and informally—with the international programs and activities in other Penn schools:
- Graduate School of Education: Literacy, Culture, and International Education programs
- School of Engineering and Applied Science: School-sponsored international opportunities
- Perelman School of Medicine: Global Initiatives