Study Abroad

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

Nursing students have the opportunity to travel to one of these locations: Londonderry, Northern Ireland/Florence, Italy/Czech Republic, Austria & Germany/Nepal/Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to study. While there, you will learn with international experts and earn academic credits toward your degree.


Dates: March 25 - 31, 2023

London Bridge

Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate nursing students who have started the nursing sequence
Application Deadline: November 15, 2022
Number of Students Accepted: 12
Anticipated Cost: Ranging between $1,900 - $2,400
Scholarships Available: Yes

Taryn Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Dr. Curtis Good

Northern Ireland

2024 Dates TBA

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 (
Application Deadline: TBA - contact Mary Kutchin for application.

Florence, Italy: Florence Health Institute

2023 Dates TBA

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. Pamela Stephenson (
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1, 2023/ Final Mar. 1, 2023

Learn more about the Florence Health Institute

Czech Republic, Austria & Germany 


Dates TBA

Course: NURS 40089 International Health Policy or 32060Transcultural Nursing 
Estimated Cost: $3,500 
Faculty Contact: Lorene Martin and Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto
Application Deadline: TBA

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota 

Tentative Dates: September 30 - October 30, 2023

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation road side signage

Experiences: Healthcare settings, public health nursing, community gardening, Pine Ridge dormitory, schools and sight seeing as time allows
Estimated Cost: $1,600 (includes lodging, transportation, airfare and cost of require 2 credit hour course - Transcultural Nursing)
Faculty Contact: Lorene Martin if you are interested.  Fundraising opportunities available, contact Lorene Martin with questions. 
Application Deadline: TBA

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