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

17 partner schools on 5 continents

Multinational Exchange on Climate Crisis and Sustainable Healthcare
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible

Chile

Health and the Healthcare System in Chile
This course is open to undergraduates only

China

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine
Any undergraduate student (juniors and seniors preferred)

France

MICEFA – Public Health & Medicine: The French Model
Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

Ghana

Ghana: Community Engagement
Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

Hong Kong, SAR, China

Virtual Course on Comparative Elder Care
All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome

Mexico

Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

Spain

Comparative Health Systems Spain
Undergraduates and graduate students

Thailand

Comparative Health Systems: Thailand and US
Juniors or Seniors in the BSN; All ABSN/MPN and MSN students

Trinidad & Tobago

Gender-Based Violence and Gender Health Disparities
Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students

Beyond Penn Nursing

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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

Contact

Valerie Sica
Program Coordinator
215-573-3050
vsica@nursing.upenn.edu

Nancy Biller
Assistant Dean for Global Health Affairs
215-573-3050
nbiller@nursing.upenn.edu