Study Abroad

The College of Nursing offers multiple study abroad opportunities that enable you to study health care with a global perspective.

This summer, nursing students have the opportunity to travel to Londonderry, Northern Ireland; Florence, Italy; Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany, and; Nepal to study. While there, you will learn with international experts and earn academic credits toward your degree.


Northern Ireland

May 25 - Jun. 5, 2020

University of Ulster, McGee Campus, in Londonderry, Northern IrelandThis two-week intensive study abroad includes seminars at the University of Ulster, Magee Campus and in select clinical settings.

Expand your worldview and gain diverse perspectives on healthcare by examining the cultural, political, and economic forces influencing health care, nursing needs and health disparities in Northern Ireland. Compare and contrast nursing education, practice, and regulation along with healthcare disparities between Northern Ireland/United Kingdom and in the United States.

Course: NURS 40089 International Health Care Policies
Prerequisite: Completion of NURS 20030 or NURS 20040
Estimated Cost: $3,000 plus airfare
Credits: 3 credit hours
Faculty Contact: Mary Kutchin (mkutchin@kent.edu)
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020 - contact Mary Kutchin for application.


Florence, Italy: Florence Health Institute

May 27 - Jun. 28, 2020

Photo of Florence, ItalyThe Kent State University Florence Health Institute (FHI) is an opportunity for students who are pursuing a career in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy or any related field to study the impacts of their field through an international lens.

In this creative and interprofessional study abroad experience, students from Kent State University will study a total of seven (7) credits in Florence for one month during the summer. All courses will be offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level in order to satisfy a variety of students’ academic needs.

Courses & Credits:

  • NURS 40089 International Health Care Policies (3 credits)
  • Plagues that Shaped the World (3 credits)
  • MCLS 10095 Italian for Medical Professionals (1 credit)

Estimated Cost: $6,000 plus airfare
Faculty Contact: Dr. Yvonne Smith (ysmith@kent.edu)
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1, 2020/ Final Mar. 1, 2020

Learn more about the Florence Health Institute


Czech Republic, Austria, & Germany

May 17-30, 2020

Courses: NURS 40089 International Health Policy or NURS 32060 Transcultural Nursing
Estimated Cost: $4,000
Faculty Contacts: Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto (mferrant@kent.edu) and Krista Hawkins (ksnyde5@kent.edu)


Kathmandu and Patan, Nepal

May 8-17, 2020

Students will stay a Buddhist monastery on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

Course: NURS 35020 Transcultural Nursing and Health Care
Estimated Cost: $2820 (plus 3 credit hours of Stark campus tuition)
Credits: 3 credit hours
Faculty Contact: Chrissy Kauth (ckauth@kent.edu)
Application Deadline: March 16, 2020

Learn more about this experience in Nepal

What is it like to study abroad?

Read blog posts written by nursing students about their experiences studying abroad in Northern Ireland, Geneva, Florence, and Ghana.

Discover Study Abroad stories at the #IAmKentNursing blog