Undergraduate Global Opportunities
- N420: Introduction to Global Health: Issues and Challenges (taught on campus), that introduces global health concepts and the network of organizations working to advance health care internationally.
- N421: Perspectives in Global Health: This 2-credit elective seminar, taught on campus in the winter term, has an optional 2-week faculty-led field extension in Quito, Ecuador (download: PDF flier) for an additional 2-credits. Travel to Ecuador will take place in June. The interdisciplinary seminar is open to all undergraduates with at least sophomore standing. Intermediate level Spanish proficiency is required for participation in the field experience.
In addition, there is an option for students to incorporate global interaction into the required curriculum.
- N456: Community Health Nursing
This required class, normally taken during the senior year, offers opportunities for global and intercultural engagement in a subset of its clinical sections. Each semester, one section will use videoconferencing technology to engage in a joint project with students at one of U-M's international partner schools. Starting in 2014, UMSN is piloting a special option for rising seniors to enroll in N456 during the spring term, before their senior year, and fulfill some of the clinical requirement with the 2-week faculty-led field extension in Quito, Ecuador (download: PDF flier).
Study Abroad Programs - Sponsored by U-M
Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals (Oaxaca, Mexico)
- 6 week spring/summer program
- Eligibility: Undergraduates in good academic standing who will be returning to campus for the fall term. Students graduating in April or August are not eligible.
- Spanish proficiency requirement: 1 year of college level Spanish or the equivalent
- Applications due Friday, December 6, 2013
- For more information (including a link to download the program brochure) or to apply to this program, please visit the M-Compass page: Spanish for Health Care Professionals in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Special Opportunity - Global Health in Armenia
The University of Utah offers this 2-week faculty-led global health service learning (see program description). UMSN students, both graduate and undergraduate, are invited to apply. The field experience is part of a 10-week online course in Global Health taught during the Spring term. The application deadline is February 28, 2014, and the application link is available at: Global Public Health in Armenia
The University of Michigan School of Nursing will be offering a scholarship of $3500 towards the cost of this program to one student each year. This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of UMSN Emeritus Professor Marguerite Harms, who has established the Abgar L. Babaian & Loretta Asman Babaian Scholarship Fund to support activities designed to increase UMSN students' and faculty members' understanding of Armenian nursing and health care and to foster exchanges which would benefit international understanding between the UMSN faculty and Armenian nurses and health care providers.
Students interested in this opportunity should contact Leslie Davis in the Office of Global Outreach: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU)
- 3-4 weeks of travel taking place between May 3 and August 16
- In addition to global experience, students participate in a service project
- Students earn 3 credits for course UC275: 2 credits in the winter term and 1 in the following fall term
- Applications are due in mid-fall
- More info: About GIEU
Summer Community Public Health Program in the Dominican Republic
Global Course Connections (GCC)
- Applications are due in the fall term.
- More info: Global Course Connections
Spring/Summer Language Study
- Allow students to complete their third and fourth term language requirement in one intensive half term immersion
- Homestays and internship/volunteer opportunities are available
- Programs available in: Grenoble, France (French 230), San Jose, Costa Rica (Spanish 230), Granada, Spain (Spanish 230), Ferrara, Italy (Italian 230)
Study Abroad Programs - Sponsored Outside U-M
Little to no previous language study required:
Duration: 7 weeks
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
At least 4 semesters of Spanish or equivalent required:
Duration: 8 weeks
Chile – IES Abroad: Santiago Health Studies Program
Duration: 6 weeks
Asia / Pacific Rim
Duration: 5 weeks
Duration: 3 weeks
Application Deadline: Mid-March
Application Deadline: Mid-April
Duration: 4 weeks
Synopsis: This program will allow students to study contemporary nursing practice in Scotland. The student will explore the different fields of practice within which nurses in Scotland provide care; discuss the nature of health care in Scotland; experience delivery of health care in the Scottish National Health Service; and contrast Scottish nursing practice and philosophies with those of their country of origin.
The program will include a short practical experience in a Scottish health care establishment such as the newly opened Forth Valley Royal Infirmary and will include patient interaction supervised by nursing mentors. The excursion will allow students an insight into how nursing students in Scotland acquire practical experience. Students will also go on a field trip to a clinical skills simulation laboratory on the Stirling camp.
More info: Summer in Scotland
Internships and Service Opportunities
U-M Affiliated Organizations
U-M Student Organizations
To see a list of U-M student organizations, download: Student Organizations
International Career Guidance
- The International Career Panel Discussions series provides important information and advice for students seeking international experiences.
- The International Opportunities Fair provides students the opportunity to meet with and obtain information from organizations and recruiters from around the world. To view fair participants, please visit 2012 International Opportunities Fair Participants.