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Office of Global Partnership & Engagement


College of Nursing students in Colombia

USF College of Nursing Office of Global Partnership & Engagement

Bull nurses have the opportunity to become globally engaged 21-century medical professionals and work collaboratively with academic institutions, health care facilities, and communities throughout the world. With credit-earning travel opportunities, mission trips and other programs, students will gain vital skills to help address emerging global health challenges.

Credit-Earning Travel Opportunities

The community health experience offered by Global Nursing enables undergraduate students to learn first-hand about international health care while delivering nursing education and services to residents. Students have the opportunity to develop interprofessional health care relationships, explore different cultures, and increase their value as globally educated registered nurses. See the program list below for the current opportunities.  

Community-Public Health Location Region
Colombia Barranquilla South America


Past Programs  Location Region
Scotland Stirling Europe
Virgin Islands St.Croix Caribbean

Research Opportunities

The College of Nursing's global health program offers tremendous opportunities for education and research. Our current global site (Colombia) offers a rich cultural immersion, experience within another country's health system, and the opportunity to explore research questions in collaboration with host facilities. Students interested in participating in research opportunities while abroad should discuss their interests with their faculty advisor well in advance of their global trip.

Student Fulbright Information

Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest exchange program in the U.S., providing students with opportunities to pursue international graduate study in more than 155 countries. During the grant period, the student meets, works, lives with, and learns from people in the host country. The program facilitates cultural exchange through interaction in the classroom, field, and home, allowing the student to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints, beliefs, lifestyles, and reasoning.

Visit Student Fulbright for more information.

Coverdell Fellows

The College of Nursing’s accelerated second bachelor’s degree in nursing is a Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, offering financial support to returned Peace Corps volunteers who reciprocate by completing substantive internships related to their program of study. The Coverdell Fellows provide important mechanisms for connecting the College of Nursing with underserved communities in the Tampa Bay area by leveraging their global Peace Corps experiences to impact health outcomes of the local community.

Visit Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program for more information.

Global Citizens Project

As part of the University of South Florida Global Citizens Project, College of Nursing undergraduate students can achieve a Global Citizen Award, which encourages and rewards undergraduate students' global engagement. Students complete award requirements through a combination of curricular and/or co-curricular activities of their choosing, including on-campus events, Global Citizens coursework, study abroad, community service, undergraduate research, internships, and/or foreign language study.

Visit Global Citizens Project for more information.