Program Overview

Program Overview & Checklist


  • Register for the 3 credit clinical course NUR 4636L - Community-Public Health: Population Focused Care 


  • Costs vary depending on length, type of program and are approximately $2,500. Current costs will be discussed during the information sessions offered each fall.
  • All students are required to pay the entirety of the study abroad program prior to departure.
  • To secure your place, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • You can pay in full or in 3 payment installments, required prior to departure and includes housing, meals and ground transportation.
  • Other expenses not included:
    • Airfare
    • Tuition
    • Books
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal expenses*

    *Personal expenses will vary and will be discussed during the information sessions along with managing a travel budget.

Travel Dates:

Anticipated dates of travel:

  • St. Croix - Mid May
  • Panama - Mid June
  • Scotland - Mid July

Travel dates are provided during our Information Sessions held each fall semester. All interested students are required to attend at least one session.  See the Information Sessions schedule for more information. 

Compliance Information:

  • Students must be up-to-date on all Castle Branch requirements (formerly Certified Profile/Background) 
  • Contact Shawn Afflick, Compliance Officer at 

Program Checklist

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Complete and submit the Global Nursing International Program Application required for travel
    • Included in the application are: 
      • Personal Goal Statement
      • Faculty Recommendations
  3. If approved, you will receive an email with further instructions
  4. Pay your deposit and/or balance due as instructed
  5. Complete the USF World, Education Abroad application via the USF Health Portal
    • Login with your USF Net ID and password
    • Required documents to complete/upload: 
      • Passport   
      • Emergency contacts 
      • Code of conduct 
      • Liability waiver 
      • Pre-departure orientation 
      • Travel Insurance information
  6. Make your payment in OASIS for the mandatory travel insurance:
    • After your application has been reviewed and all documentation received, the USF World, Education Abroad Office will enroll you in the university-required, travel and medical evacuation insurance and post the charge to your OASIS account. 
  7. Attend mandatory Community Health Labs:
    • Held every Friday in May
    • Prepares you for clinical experiences abroad
    • Review of language, culture, basic nursing fundamentals and assessments
  8. See the USF Health International website for additional Travel Processes required prior to traveling
  9. See also the USF Health International website for important Travel Resources