Add an international component to your education. Catholic University offers nursing-specific study abroad options in Australia, Ireland, and Nicaragua.


Each spring semester, the Conway School of Nursing also offers an Exchange Program with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) School of Nursing. Not only will you be able to experience living in Australia, but also add an international dimension to your nursing education. Nursing students participate in this exchange during the months of January through June of each year. Catholic University students must be sophomores in good academic standing, and there are specific admission requirements in order for students to be considered for this exchange. Students participating in this learning opportunity must take specific courses during their preceding fall semester of study; consequently those students considering this program should consult with their Conway School of Nursing Academic Advisor at the end of their freshman year of academic study. This permits an even match between the Catholic University curriculum program plan and the ACU courses that are completed during study abroad.

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The University College Dublin Nursing Summer School provides a challenging international educational experience in Dublin. Students in this program develop their knowledge of comparative health and nursing systems, as well as their skills in research for nursing practice. All students have the opportunity to work with an experienced researcher, with some students participating in one of Ireland's national research centers: the UCD Irish Centre for Nursing and Midwifery History and the National Centre for the Protection of Older People. Finally, through this program, students have the opportunity to integrate into Irish life and the rich culture of Dublin.

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Travel to Nicaragua to volunteer your nursing and Spanish skills acquired at Catholic University at the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic in Limon 1, Nicaragua. You will have the opportunity to teach public health education classes at local schools and attend cultural awareness sessions. There is also an excursion to historic and colonial Granada, Masaya, and the Island of Ometepe.

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