Global Learning

Affordable and accessible learning abroad, service journeys, and scholar exchange programs

Global learning at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden inspires, informs, and equips nursing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become global citizens and health care providers. Our academic community strives to make a difference in its home city of Camden and is committed to service learning and scholarly exchange with leading academic partners around the world.

Internal Certificate in Spanish for the Health Professions

This certificate program has been created by the Rutgers University-Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden and supported under DOE/IFLE grant #P016A160081.

Health professionals are daily confronted by the challenges of serving a population with whom they have difficulty communicating. A patient's ability to read and understand labels on medicine containers, appointment slips, informed-consent documents, and medical instructions greatly impacts their health and well-being. Over 37 million people in the United States speak Spanish as their native language and more than 16 million have limited English proficiency.

At Rutgers–Camden, we offer a program in Medical Spanish that enhances the preparedness of our graduates who are entering the healthcare field, allowing them to meet the specific needs of these patients. This program serves both students who speak English as a native language and for those whom Spanish is their native or heritage language.

Certificate Admission Requirements

This certificate program is open to Rutgers students who are enrolled in a degree program.  Learn more »

2019 Learning Abroad Programs

The Rutgers–Camden Learning Abroad program immerses nursing students in experiential, 'hands-on' health care across international settings. In collaboration with our multi-disciplinary partners, nursing students are encouraged to explore courses dedicated to foreign language, population health, and history.

Scholar Exchange Programs

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.