Nursing Study Abroad

Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies offers study abroad opportunities for short-term and semester-long study at Fairfield University affiliated programs.

Nursing Semester Study Abroad Options

The Nursing Semester Study Abroad Program is open to Fairfield University nursing students who meet the University Study Abroad criteria. Normally, a maximum of 12 students will be permitted to study abroad in any semester.

Full-time undergraduate students enroll in liberal arts, healthcare and professional nursing courses in an international setting in the spring of the junior year. While abroad or upon return, students will be required to complete selected ATI subject area tests.

National University of Galway, Ireland

The Galway semester runs from January-May. Upon return, students complete a medication and skills review, enroll in a 6-week medical-surgical summer course on campus from mid-May to mid-July, and continue in the traditional nursing progression with some minor curriculum adjustments. Students are responsible for the cost of the summer course and housing.

Australian Catholic University at Brisbane

Students who select the ACU Brisbane option have a semester running from February-June. Medical-surgical theory and clinical will be part of the required curriculum in Brisbane. Students continue in the traditional nursing progression with some minor curricular adjustments.

Managua, Nicaragua

A Nursing Study Abroad program is offered during spring break for full time undergraduates, second degree, and RN-BSN nursing students enrolled in NS 0330 Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing. Students collaborate with community leaders and social work students from Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) to address health problems. This experience fulfills the required public health clinical hours for NS 0330. Students commit to group meetings prior to and following Spring Break. Additional opportunities for Nicaragua travel may be available in winter and summer sessions.

Non-Nursing Study Abroad Options

The University offers many intersession and summer programs that offer exceptional learning opportunities beyond the classroom. An overall GPA of 2.8 is required to study abroad in short-term and summer programs. Students can choose to study in a variety of countries in South or Central America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Middle East, Asia, Africa or Australia.