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Short Term & Independent Programs

Penn Nursing offers our students a wide variety of ways to engage globally, whether for academic credit or to gain real-world experience. Our many short-term and independent study opportunities can be pursued for the simple joy of exploration or to fulfill a global health minor or sector requirement. You will find offerings exclusive to our Nursing students and others that are available across the Penn campus.  

Penn Nursing Sponsored Opportunities


  • Chile

    Health and the Healthcare System in Chile

    This course is open to undergraduates only

  • China or Taiwan

    Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Sophomores, juniors, seniors

  • Dominican Republic

    Clínica de Familia La Romana

    ABSN Students

  • France

    MICEFA – Public Health & Medicine: The French Model

    Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

  • Guatemala

    Maternal Infant Health in the Americas

    Second semester sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students

  • Hong Kong

    Comparative Health Systems (Elder Care) Hong Kong

    Undergraduate or Graduate Status

  • Mexico

    Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

    Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

  • Spain

    Comparative Health Systems Spain

    Undergraduates

  • Thailand

    Comparative Health Systems Thailand

    Undergraduates with clinical experience and all graduate students

  • Trinidad & Tobago

    Gender-Based Violence and Gender Health Disparities

    Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

Beyond Penn Nursing


  • India

    CASI Summer Internships

    Eligibility varies by internship

  • Multiple Countries

    Penn Abroad: Global Research & Internship Program

    Eligibility varies by internship

  • Multiple Countries

    Penn Abroad: Penn Global Seminars

    Open to full-time, degree-seeking Penn undergraduates

  • Multiple Countries

    Pulitzer Center International Reporting Student Fellowship

    Full-time Students in Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs