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Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies

Fairfield's study abroad programs are designed to take students out of their comfort zone and expose them to new cultures and a wealth of new learning opportunities.  Global Fairfield offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities for students including semester, year, summer, and faculty-led options. Below are programs recommended for our Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies students, which allow them to take major courses while abroad.   All students applying to a semester or year-long program must have a declared major in order to be approved by Fairfield to proceed with study abroad acceptances.  

Semester Program Options

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Short-Term and Faculty-Led Options

AIFS Comparative Healthcare
AIFS Comparative Healthcare - Summer Program
Approved as a Nursing Elective for Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work Major/Minors
Florence Palliative
Florence, Italy
Next Offering TBA


Students near Sagrado Entrance

NS 4330 - Public Health Nursing in Puerto Rico at Universidad Sagrado Corazon
Next offering TBA A Nursing study abroad program is offered for full time undergraduates, second degree, and RN-BSN nursing students enrolled in NS 330, Public Health Nursing.  Students collaborate with students from Universidad Sagrado Corazon (USC) and community leaders to address health problems. This experience fulfills the required public health clinical hours.  Students need to commit to group meetings prior to the Spring Break Session.

The Lourdes PilgrimageOrder of Malta American Association, is another opportunity for our Nursing students. The Lourdes Pilgrimage Scholarship is sponsored by: Joseph F. Berardino '72, Former University Trustee, and Gail T. Berardino, School Of Nursing Advisory Board Member.  Through a competitive application process, two junior nursing students from Fairfield University are granted a scholarship to participate in the Lourdes Pilgrimage. The trip typically runs at the end of the junior spring semester. 
Please note, this is a not-for-credit opportunity. 

Not interested in the programs listed above? Click here for the list of summerJ-Term and faculty led options!