Alaska 2023

Step into the culture of native Alaska to experience the rewards and challenges of providing health care in a remote community.

Course Title: NURS 482 Professional Nursing: Clinical Capstone in Alaska (4 credits)

Pre-requisites: Must be a senior nursing student in their final semester and accepted into Alaska study away program.

Tentative Travel Dates: Early March, 2022

Cities Visited: Bethel and Anchorage, Alaska

Program Leader: TBD

Estimated Cost: $3,700 - $4,000 per student
*Based on a realistic estimate of participants. Fees may change based on final enrollment and/or currency fluctuation rates.
Costs includes airfare, accommodations, transportation, cultural activities, and most meals.
Cost does not include health insurance, personal spending money, some meals or trip/travel insurance.
**Financial aid may be able to be applied. Please contact the Study Abroad Office to learn more about how the program costs are applied.

Housing: Shared living  in dorms and hotels with Viterbo students

Past Student Testimony:

"I felt as though I truly got immersed into the culture. I was able to make friendships with a few of the people. I had numerous opportunities to learn while at the hospital in the different departments." -Emily, Alaska 2017

"The actual nursing clinicals were AMAZING. I learned SO much from the hospital, nurses, patients and culture. I absolutely loved the environment and the nurses/patients were very accepting of our presence." -Cassandra, Alaska 2017



Application Materials

  • Application Form
  • Application Recommendation Form

  • $200 Application Deposit (ONLY accepted in cashier's check or money order form, payable to Viterbo University)

  • A one-page, single-spaced, typed personal statement addressing the following:

    • What motivates you to seek this particular experience?

    • What do you believe makes you a good fit for this particular program? Consider here not only how the program might influence you, but also how your strengths might enhance the experience for your peers, those you meet along the way, etc.

Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2022

  • Application materials are due to Marlene De La Cruz-Guzmán, in NRC 402.


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