The Transcultural Nursing 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. As part of this experience, students will register for a three credit hour nursing elective, NUR 313, International Studies in Transcultural Nursing.
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. 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.
There are many other ways students may take advantage of these experiential learning opportunities through travel abroad. Please visit the Office of International Studies and Program website to learn about other study abroad opportunities.