Global learning at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden includes affordable and accessible service learning journeys and scholar exchange programs designed to inspire, inform, and equip nursing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become global citizens and health care providers. Our growing, thriving academic community strives to make a difference in its home city of Camden and also is committed to scholarly exchange with leading academic partners around the world.
Service Learning Journeys
The Rutgers–Camden Learning Abroad program immerses nursing students in service learning journeys where they experience 'hands-on' health care in international settings. The program offers an alternative to traditional semester or yearlong study abroad by integrating brief periods of travel with regularly offered courses. Students enrolled in learning abroad courses receive credit towards their Transcultural Diversity elective, or a general elective.
Learning Abroad programs for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 will be announced in mid-August. Check the Learning Abroad website for details!
In 2016-2017, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden students enjoyed these service learning journeys:
Bolivia | Health and Healing in Bolivia
England and Ireland | History of Women in Healthcare
Haiti and Jamaica | Community Health and Clinical Immersion
Hungary | Health and Healing in the European Union
Guatemala | Health and Healing in Guatemala
South Africa | Health and Healing in South Africa
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is deeply invested in global initiatives, forging partnerships with universities around the world who provide an extraordinary opportunity for our students to become leaders in public health, working across disciplines to integrate expertise in public policy, foreign language, and business with the goal of promoting optimal health.
Semmelweis University – Budapest, Hungary
Rutgers University–Camden and Semmelweis University — Hungary’s oldest medical school and one of Europe’s leading centers of health sciences— signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding in September 2015 to build a framework for collaboration that focuses on the introduction of the Erasmus+ mobility program, a faculty and student exchange, and the establishment of joint research and scholarship primarily exploring emergency care, infection control, and health care policies in the European Union.
University of Havana – Havana, Cuba
Health equity for underserved Latino and immigrant populations will be broadened at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, which has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language office to strengthen Spanish language skills among students and faculty. With this recent funding, Dr. Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor of nursing who serves as the grant’s primary investigator, will work with interdisciplinary colleagues to introduce a population health study abroad program in Cuba, where Rutgers already has a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Havana.