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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

    Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Any undergraduate student (sophomores, juniors, and seniors preferred)

  • France

    MICEFA – Public Health & Medicine: The French Model

    Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

  • Hong Kong, SAR, PRC

    NURS535 - Hong Kong

    Open to all students but schedule does not allow senior undergraduate students to graduate on time.

  • Mexico

    Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

    Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

  • Republic of Ireland, England, Norway, Australia

    NURS535 Multinational Exchange (COIL)

    Open to all undergraduate and graduate students

  • Spain

    Comparative Health Systems Spain

    Undergraduates

  • Thailand

    Comparative Health Systems: Thailand and US

    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