School of Nursing
Waters College of Health Professions

Healthcare Study Abroad in Italy

Take your nursing elective in Italy!

The Italy Study Abroad Program scheduled for May 8-20, 2018, is an 11 day study tour that will provide students with an opportunity to meet with Italian health care providers and educators, tour healthcare facilities, and experience the Italian culture and cuisine. The program is designed for students to receive three credits in undergraduate NURS 4212 (nursing core elective) and/or up to three credits in HLPR 2010 (Area B general core). Students will explore health promotion, disease prevention, complementary therapies, and cultural issues. The curriculum includes visits to important historic and cultural sites and explores the impact of culture, technology and religion on health and health care as well as social, lifestyle and ethical issues related to global health

Travel dates for the Nursing Italy Study Abroad 2018 will be May 8-20, 2018. This is a study abroad experience you do not want to miss. The trip is led by Dr. Ann Hallock and Dr. Katrina Embrey both current Georgia Southern nursing faculty who have led this trip multiple times. You will eat, sleep and travel Italy for 11 days.  The group will fly into Rome and over three days, visit the Vatican Museum, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and may other sites. The group will then travel by train to Verona for the remainder of the trip. While in Verona, students will visit a nursing school and talk to students and faculty, tour the Borgo Trento Hospital with nurses and hospitalists, have a lecture at a Pet Therapy Lab and visit the emergency center of the Green Cross.  From Verona there will be day trips to Florence and Venice, as well as a sailing adventure on Lake Garda with an Italian picnic.

The program fees will cover airfare and ground transportation, group meals, breakfast in Rome, insurance and all activity fees as mention above. Program cost is estimated at $3950 plus tuition.

Apply for the trip using the link provided. A $300 nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of application. The full trip cost can be made in three payments beginning in January. All costs must be paid in full by March 15, 2018. Directions for making payments are included in the application link.

Courses Offered

SABR 2960: Italian Culture (Core C2 or B2)
NURS 4212: International Nursing Issues and Trends
HLPR 2010: Culture, Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment

Last updated: 1/26/2018

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