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Arrangements are being made for a trip to Thailand. Check back for more info.

Hong Kong

A limited number of seniors are selected to participate in this ten-day spring semester program. This experience enhances students’ abilities to experience a different culture and learn about the health care system, Eastern medicine, and the nursing education system in Hong Kong. Students will participate in both classroom and clinical observations.


This experience to Havana, Cuba is organized through CIEE, an outside travel organizer, and led by Penn State Nursing faculty. A minimum of ten Nursing students participate in this eight-day program exploring community and family health nursing in Cuba through observational clinical experiences, cultural activities, and lectures.


Students will spend two weeks in Santiago observing and touring community health sites, such as a rural health care clinic, a local public and private hospital, and an older care home. These experiences include a mix of middle class and less affluent citizens. Students will come away with a realistic portrayal of a typical Chilean healthcare experience and will participate in both classroom and observed clinical experiences.  They will be hosted by the Escuela de Enfermería (School of Nursing) at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Costa Rica

This one-week program explores the health care system in Costa Rica. Students meet with policy makers, administrators, physicians, and other providers of care to learn how Costa Rica is able to achieve impressive health outcomes. Students analyze information obtained on the trip and develop a presentation upon return to the United States. Students earn credit for a three-credit course. Click here for more information.


In collaboration with the MAMA Project, Inc., Penn State junior and senior Nursing students serve native Hondurans by working in a nutritional rehabilitation center. During this seven-day program, students will assist with medical, dental, and construction brigades and encourage micronutrient, deworming, and vitamin A promotion. Students earn credit for a three-credit course. Click here for more information.

Nese College of Nursing named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence