Thinking and working on a global scale

Sensitivity to cultural diversity is vital in health care professions, where patient-provider relationships determine quality of care.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences promotes cultural competence and diversity to serve patients of different religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, abilities and ages with sensitivity and care of the highest quality.

  • Labs Near and Far

    Alison Chivers, Medical Laboratory Science '19 conducted cancer research at the University of León in Spain.The summer project coincides with her research at UVM, where she works with Biomedical Science Professor Seth Frietze investigating the impacts of gene expression on cancer. Read more >>

Semester and Short Term Program Options

Earn 15-18 credits during a full semester international experience or take advantage of short term travel study options to earn 3-6 credits in one to four weeks. Start planning with the Office of International Education >>

NEW Maastricht University Exchange

Interested in a study abroad experience in the health or biomedical sciences? Maastricht University, with a population of 16,000 students (50% of whom are studying abroad), is set in the oldest city in the Netherlands against a backdrop of hills, open country side and rivers. Many courses are taught in English with a focus on student-centered, problem-based learning. The city of Maastricht, population 120,000, is known for its vibrant student life. Contact Dr. Sue Kasser for more information.

Program-specific study abroad options are available to students in all College of Nursing and Health Sciences majors.

“Not only did I learn an immense amount of information regarding public health nursing, I also learned about culture, and the impact this has on individual health and health care systems.” - Scout Hill, Nursing '18

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Semester Exchange Programs

Earn 15-18 credits during a full semester international experience. Courses are offered year-round during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of courses.

Short Term Travel Programs

Earn 3-6 credits in a short-term, faculty-led program.