STUDENT GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Please watch the Center for Global Programs and Services (CGPS) website for study abroad opportunities in the winter and summer semesters. Although many of the programs are developed with Arts and Sciences courses, some will fill your breadth, multicultural, and general education requirements. Check for program information here and a list of program opportunities here.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
The faculty of our College have developed special global programs tailored to your learning needs in health sciences. Please look through our summer and winter programs for opportunities to earn credits towards your major, fulfill requirements for your minor, see health and healthcare concerns outside of the United States, and experience professional growth by completing an internship, service learning activities, or working on a global research project.
with the Center for Global Programs and Services (CGPS).
WINTER 2024 PROGRAMS
Study abroad programs vary every year and are posted on the CGPS website in February a year prior to travel. Most programs fill early, some before the end of April, so please watch for information on interest meetings and the global program fair.
Programs that include an internship component include:
Healthcare in Athens, Greece with Dr. Saskia Richter
This study abroad program provides an opportunity for students to shadow physicians in a hospital in Athens, Greece. In this 3-week program, students will earn about 75 hours of shadowing, learn about the European healthcare system, and experience Hungarian culture and food. The program can help students decide if a health career is right for them and help fine-tune their career interests. Students do not need to pre-med; any student interested in healthcare is encouraged to apply.
Healthcare in Sibenik, Croatia with Dr. Virginia Hughes
This study abroad program provides an opportunity for students to shadow physicians in a hospital in Sibenik, Croatia. In this 3-week program, students will earn about 75 hours of shadowing, learn about the European healthcare system, and experience the culture and food of Croatia. The program can help students decide if a health career is right for them and help fine-tune their career interests. Students do not need to pre-med; any student interested in healthcare is encouraged to apply.
Nursing in the British and United States Virgin Islands with Diane Rudophi RN, MS
This program allows student to immerse themselves in the rich history, culture and beauty of the Caribbean islands and people. Students travel between US and British Islands to have both acute care and community/clinic experiences paired in an interprofessional collaborative manner 1-1 with nurses and HCP’s on the islands of St. Croix and Tortola.
Programs that include a research component include:
Health Sciences in Italy (location changes each winter) with Dr. Amy Hagstrom
This program offers a contextual understanding of the history, the people, the arts, traditions & lives of people living in three culturally unique regions of Italy. As we discover the many facets of life in Italy including languages, arts, foods and cultural distinctions found in and around Naples, Rome, and the Tuscan region surrounding Florence, we will explore historic development of the areas visited while studying the implications of government funding and priorities in healthcare, cultural beliefs and practices, and lifestyle of the people. Site visits to historical and contemporary hospitals will allow students to gain a broader perspective comparing healthcare to that of the United States.
Kinesiology in New Zealand with Dr. Todd Royer and Dr. Nancy Getchell
New Zealand is the perfect environment to study exercise science in outdoor settings. Kiwis have a strong sense of Kaitiakitanga, or guardianship of the natural environment, which permeates all aspects of their life and culture. What better location than to learn about the relationships among physical activity, exercise, health, and disease than in the pristine outdoor settings of New Zealand. You don’t have to be a Kinesiology major to benefit from this unique pair of Exercise Science courses and exciting cultural excursions. All you need is a love for physical activity as well as an interest in Kiwi culture and the active, outdoor lifestyle of New Zealand!
Nursing in Australia with Dr. Jenn Graber
This short program explores health and healthcare development in Sydney from the colonial settlement of convicts to the current healthcare system and health policy of Australia. Students will learn of historic and cultural concepts that are uniquely Australian while studying diversity of contemporary Sydney. Course work exploring the healthcare development includes understanding the implications of early settlements, government funding and priorities in healthcare, cultural beliefs and practices, and lifestyle of the people. Nursing and healthcare issues in Australia are contrasted to the US and global nations as students discover common themes in approaching health and healthcare.
Our summer programs vary some every year and are posted on the CGPS website in August a year prior to travel. Most programs fill before the end of October, so please watch for information on interest meetings and complete your application early. Many of these programs are “freshmen friendly” and most offer courses to complete your minor in Global Health. For additional information on these programs, please contact Amy Hagstrom.
SPRING BREAK OPPORTUNITIES
New this year, we are offering a 1-week spring break – Copenhagen Global Health Internship. This 1 credit global health internship program offers insight to the health and healthcare of the people of Denmark.