Study Abroad/Study Away

Kent State nursing students studying abroad in London

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

Nursing students have the opportunity to travel to one of these locations: London, England/Florence, Italy/Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to study. While there, you will learn with international experts and earn academic credits toward your degree. 

Florence, Italy: Florence Health Institute

May 24-June 23, 2024

Photo of Florence, Italy​The 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: Jennifer Biggs (
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1, 2024/ Final Mar. 1, 2024

Learn more about the Florence Health Institute


Dates: TBA 2025

London Bridge

Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate nursing students who have started the nursing sequence
Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
Number of Students Accepted: 20
Anticipated Cost: Ranging between $1,900 - $2,400
Scholarships Available: Yes

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

STUDY AWAY: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota 

2024 Dates: TBA

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/study away?

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