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Interested in Studying Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad for the entire Spring 2017 semester, they must apply by September 15 (for Global Exchange and Global Direct Programs) or October 1 (for Global Partner Programs)

Current Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad Opportunity Course Description SIgn Up

The Netherlands

May 6 - 13, 2017

Cost: APPROX:  $3500


MSN, Post Masters, DNP Nurse Practioners only (clinical practice hour credit awarded for N704) This learning opportunity is incorporated into Nursing 704  to study advanced health assessment in international settings. Meet with faculty of InHolland University; attend classes on Dutch health care; job shadow with NP in Dutch health care system; sightseeing opportunities including de Zaanse schans or Keukenhof and museum quarter Amsterdam (van Gogh and Rijksmuseum) Email Dr. Mcquilkin


March 4-12, 2017

Cost: $2,950 with no tuition fees.  Includes airfare, lodging and excursions

N435 counts as 24 leadership hours experiences- inter-professional primary care rural health clinic with USC health sciences 

The summary for the trip is up in Study Abroad Global Classrooms website, under the name Global Health in Primary Care. To view, you need to login/create and account with USC’s simplicity website.  OneWorld Health has found that the cost of flights to Nicaragua have gone up, so they are increasing the fee by $150, so the cost to students is now $100 application fee through OneWorld Health and $2950 to the USC Global Health Foundation.

The plan is to have students sign up via study abroad office before the Nov 1 deadline.  The list of senior nursing students would be reviewed with Dr McQuilkin and if there are more than 10 senior nurses, we will do a lottery to select the 10 spots.  Then students will have until Dec 1 to complete the application with OneWorld Health and pay the USC Global Health Foundation half of the cost of the trip.

Email Dr. Mcquilkin

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May 7-21, 2017 (plus pre-excursion classworK)

Cost: APPROX: $4,000 plus 1-3 tuition hours.  Includes airfare, lodging and excursions

N506: Transcultural Nursing includes clinical experiences for 1 week of clinical with Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg and 1 week of cultural experiences in Munich and surrounding areas.   Email Dr. Mcquilkin

Costa Rica

June 5-18

Cost: APPROX: $2,400 plus tuition

Includes airfare, lodging and excursions

Service Learning and other USC core curriculum courses- i.e. Spanish for the healthcare professional, Geography of disaster.

Open to any nursing or health science students

(additional Maymester courses offered- see the study abroad webpage)

Sign up here


December 31-Janurary 8, 2017

Cost: APPROX $1,200

Open to Members of Timmy Global Health at USC and Clark University, Medical professionals  

Download the Study Abroad Brochure here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go to study abroad?

There are multiple options for you to study abroad. Mostly it depends on where you are in satisfying your required curriculum. Your student advisor, the study abroad office and/or Dr McQuilkin can assist you in determining what options are for you.

Are there nursing courses abroad?

Each year we offer one opportunity, in N435 Capstone, as part of leadership requirements and inter-professional education. We offer at least one summer N506 Transcultural Nursing course to Germany, Australia or some other location. And USC has a global health location in San Jose, Costa Rica. Summer 2017, there will be 6 courses, one is a service learning course led by Dr McQuilkin. We also work with the student organization, Timmy Global Health In 2017, Timmy is going to Ecuador the first week in January. The deadline date for that opportunity was September 23.

What do they cost?

Each course has a different cost depending on length of time abroad, distance, cost of living and tuition requirements. Details for each course are available from the Study Abroad Office or on the study abroad menu to your left in the CON webpage.

Are scholarships available?

There are grants and scholarships available through the study abroad office. Due dates for applications are often in the fall, so check it out soon! Usually you have to register for 3 credit hours to receive assistance. You can save money by choosing courses with no tuition or variable credit requirements.

When do I have to pay?

That depends on the experience or course. Usually deposits are due about 4 months in advance. Check with Dr McQuilkin and the study abroad office for specifics.

How do I register?

Contact Dr McQuilkin and let her know which course you are interested in so that she can give you up to date information. Check with your advisor and register for the course. If there is a logistics provider, like One World for Nicaragua, there may be a weblink to register. Dr McQuilkin or your course faculty can provide that to you.

How can I find out more?

Look under the study abroad website, email Dr. McQuilkin and look through this website.