Nursing students join medical and public health students in trips each year to assist in clinics and public health work.
Students in the 2022 exchange program found that the experiences provided meaningful insight into another country’s health system while preparing them to be more culturally competent and aware of other cultures when returning home.
Why do students participate in exchange programs? Here’s what some have said about their experiences:
- “I really want to be fully emerged into another culture. I am very eager to learn about another health care system and how they deliver care there.”
- “I love traveling and learning about other cultures and experiencing other ways of life. I think it’s good to open your mind to other practices, and I think learning about other healthcare systems will be very interesting.”
- “I’m going to remember the amazing people that welcomed us into the culture and their country, especially our time spent with the nursing students. Everyone we came into contact with was so kind and polite, off the campus as well, and that made the experience so enjoyable. I’ll definitely remember seeing the grand mosque, going to the desert, and my clinical experiences.”