Study Abroad

Get a global perspective on health care

The Indiana University School of Nursing offers several study abroad opportunities that allow you to experience firsthand how different countries and cultures approach health care, all while you earn course credit. And whether you study the health care system in China or volunteer at a hospital in Swaziland, one thing is certain—it will be an unforgettable experience that will prepare you to be a culturally competent health care professional.

Upcoming opportunities

In summer 2017, the School of Nursing will lead trips to China, Spain, and Swaziland.

Get funding

If you’re participating in one of the study abroad opportunities offered by the School of Nursing, you can apply for scholarship funding to help cover the costs. Up to $1,200 is available for undergraduate and graduate students through the Charlotte A. Carlley/Jean E. Schweer Mentorship in Cross-Cultural Studies Fund and the International Learning Experience Program Fund.

Apply for study abroad scholarships
Children and adults in Swaziland pose with IU shirts.

Find other international experiences

An IU nursing student poses with children in Guatemala.

As an IU student, you’re eligible to apply for study abroad programs offered by any of the eight IU campuses. The IU Office of Overseas Study can help you find the program that’s right for you.

You can also take advantage of volunteer opportunities offered by organizations such as IU Bloomington’s chapter of Timmy Global Health, which sends a medical brigade to Guatemala each year to provide basic health care to rural communities.