Faculty-led Study Abroad/Away Programs
Our faculty-led study abroad/away programs are a great option for students to take part of their learning off-campus. In these programs, students have the opportunity to earn credits towards their degree by taking a class with a short, domestic, or international study abroad/away element. Students are led by faculty members to locations that bring their classroom material to life and offer culturally immersive experiences. These types of trips are great for students with less flexibility in their graduation plans and those who don't want to spend a whole semester abroad.
Programs offered will change year to year, but recent destinations include China, Alaska, South Africa, Italy, Belize, Spain, England, and Atlanta, Georgia!
- Opportunities for Nursing Students
- Advantages of Faculty-led Programs
- How to Apply
- Study Abroad Policies
"I really enjoyed this class because we learned about St. Francis and all the significant places he lived in. This made the trip to Italy so much more impactful. I saw all places I learned about in person! The pictures I saw in textbooks I saw with my own eyes!" - Miranda, Italy 2019
Opportunities for Nursing Students
Our Nursing faculty offers several clinical immersion programs for Nursing students both internationally and domestically. Past programs have taken students to Belize, Alaska, Haiti, Guatemala, and more! We have also worked with Gundersen Global & Community Partners in the past, to give students even more opportunities to practice their skills in other cultures. If you're a student interested in experiencing nursing in a different culture and health care system, check out the following programs we have available!
If you're looking for a longer or individual study abroad opportunity, click here to learn about Non Viterbo-sponsored programs and how we may fit study abroad into your schedule!
"I chose to study abroad for my nursing capstone because I knew it would be an experience I couldn't get anywhere else. I wanted to learn how to improvise and be resourceful with my care. Belize taught me how to be efficient and provide excellent care at the same time." - Charles, Belize 2019
Advantages of Faculty-led Programs
There are several advantages to studying through a faculty-led program. These include:
- Shorter time commitment
- Can be less costly
- Travel in a group of peers
- Ability to use Viterbo Financial Aid
- Build stronger relationships with faculty
How to Apply
If you're ready to sign up for a faculty-led program, submit the following to Marlene De La Cruz-Guzmán, in NRC 402:
- Application Form
$200 Application Deposit (ONLY accepted in 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.
Once you have received your acceptance email into the program, you will be asked to submit the following paperwork. Please note that the Study Abroad Office has put these forms on the website simply as a reference. The actual forms for your study abroad/away program will be delivered to you via email.
- Confirmation of Participation Form Sample
- Study Abroad and/or Away Agreement, Code of Conduct and Release and Waiver of Liability Form
- Medical Disclosure Form
- Site Specific Liability Form (will be included in the student's acceptance email)
- For international trips: A copy of your passport
- For domestic trips: A copy of your health insurance card
Study Abroad Policies
If you're a Viterbo faculty member interested in leading a study abroad/away trip, head to our Faculty Resources page to learn more!