Global Initiatives

Undergraduate Opportunities


Florence, Italy

Nursing Ethics in Italy

May 16 – June 5, 2022

The application deadline for this program has closed

Experience la dolce vita as you gain an in-depth understanding of how nurses around the world deal with ethical dilemmas. Spend three weeks exploring the heart of Tuscany on this program led by Casey McCormick and Morgan Shahan. The program includes guest lectures from a University of Florence nursing ethics expert; a fertility, ethics and OBGYN specialist; and local lawyers specializing in autonomy and health care law in Italy. Florence offers an ideal setting to compare and contrast ethics in nursing from American, European and global perspectives. Other program highlights include:

  • Day trip to the medieval city of Lucca
  • Visit to the Museum of the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova
  • Opportunity to experience hospice and end of life care with the Misericordia

Ideal for upcoming sixth and seventh semester nursing students, you will leave Italy with a better understanding of how to deal with the ethical challenges you will face as a nurse.

For more information, visit the MyStudyAbroad or contact Casey McCormick and Morgan Shahan.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Aug. 4-17, 2022

The application deadline for this program has closed.


There is no better way to gain hands-on learning experience in public health than through this program in Costa Rica! Offered through the Sinclair School of Nursing, this public health service project will give you comprehensive community experience. You will develop a greater understanding of how to be successful in a field that requires working with a wide variety of social groups and, in an increasingly global environment, how economies affect health issues. Led by Mary Fete, the program will explore how emerging public health issues influences both the developing and developed world. Some of the places you will visit include:

  • Clinics and hospitals in the Costa Rican health system
  • Rain forest
  • Pacific coast

This is your opportunity to explore health systems, ecology, Spanish language instruction, dietary and agricultural influences on health, and vulnerable populations. This immersive opportunity involves staying with local homestays, attending lectures and field trips to further your appreciation of cultural influences on health, and exploring the eco-diversity of Costa Rica. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to take your studies abroad and learn about nursing through a hands-on, global experience.

For more information, visit the MyStudyAbroad or contact Mary Fete.

Check back for more faculty-led programs or visit Mizzou’s International Study Abroad Website for additional opportunities.