The College of Nursing has a history of association with groups who care for and serve people in need throughout the world. This tradition continues in a formalized academic manner through the Transcultural Nursing Experience. This experience provides an avenue for personal and professional growth beyond the traditional boundaries of classroom and clinical practicums.
Students are given the opportunity to examine nursing care in a location that is culturally different from central Illinois. The experience offers eligible nursing students the opportunity to participate in a 1-2 week transcultural experience, typically during the summer months.
For more information contact Melissa Moody, Transcultural Coordinator, at (309) 438-7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Kennell, Transcultural Faculty Advisor, at (309) 438-1821 or email@example.com.
We have met with representatives from Challenges Abroad and they have some interesting nursing specific experience opportunities – this is currently more similar to an alternative spring break program. See links to their opportunities:
We also met with representatives from Hanze University in the Netherlands which has a summer school program that would be fitting for both undergraduate and graduate level students that seems quite interesting for nursing students.