Study abroad and funding

Study abroad and travel funding

The Center for Global Health Nursing works to increase educational opportunities for students and post-doctoral fellows who aspire to become global citizens, learn from different cultures and health settings, and share and contribute their knowledge and compassion. We encourage students at all degree levels to develop an understanding of global health issues and of cultural, economic and social factors that affect health and healthcare in the United States and abroad.

Opportunities for UW School of Nursing Students include:

  • Study abroad, including exploration seminars
  • Travel scholarships
  • Post-doctoral fellowships

Upcoming study abroad opportunities

*Please note you do not need to be an Honors student to participate

Exploration seminars

Exploration Seminars are short-term study abroad programs (3-4 weeks) led by UW faculty that take place during the gap period between the end of the UW summer quarter and beginning of autumn quarter. Similar to UW Programs, Exploration Seminars focus on specific themes pertinent to the program location. Most Exploration Seminars do not require foreign language background. Students earn five credits for the seminar.

UW Office of International Programs & Exchanges

The UW Office of International Programs & Exchanges (IP&E) site provides information about numerous study abroad programs, particularly for undergraduates. Some are organized and led by UW faculty; some are organized by other universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad, with the UW accepting credits from these schools. Many of these are not compatible with nursing curriculum, but there are some summer opportunities with health components. IP&E also offers some scholarships for students participating in UW study abroad programs. Students can apply for scholarships through IP&E.

Travel scholarships

Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund

The Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund encourages and assists students currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Washington School of Nursing to seek experiences of immersion in health care and society in a culture very different from their own, either internationally or in this country.

R. Hunter Simpson Global Service Learning Fellowship

The R. Hunter Simpson Global Service Learning Fellowship gives nursing students the opportunity to pursue meaningful service learning and immersion experiences in health care and society in cultures different from their own. While international experiences are a top priority, cross-cultural immersion experiences that address global health disparities for individuals, families, and communities in this country are also eligible.

Global Health Resource Center Fieldwork scholarships

A number of scholarships from the Department of Global Health are open to all graduate students. These include the George Povey Social Justice and Activism in Global Health, GO Health, Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange, SCOPE and Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowships.

Other study abroad resources

The Global Health Resource Center (GHRC): This center connects individuals interested in global health, coordinates activities, events and information, and catalyzes opportunities for international exchange. See, in particular, the calendar of events, newsletter and listserv.
U.S. State Department Students Abroad: This website provides resources and information for  is tailored for students traveling abroad. Inform yourself about travel documents, how to find embassies, travel insurance and other preparations.

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships

Post-doctoral fellowships are offered through our partner programs in the Department of Global Health. Nursing doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply for the following programs.

Afya Bora

The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of four African and four U.S. universities formed to provide future global health leaders with practical skills that are currently not part of traditional training in the health professions.

Global Health fellows

The Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program is an 11-month clinical research training program for post-doctorate trainees and doctoral students in the health professions.

Center for AIDS and STDs training program

The NIH-supported UW STD & AIDS Research Training Program’s goal is to train the next generation of leaders in STD and AIDS research, and since its inception in 1974, has trained more than 57 predoctoral and 146 postdoctoral trainees.