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Global Health Nursing

Shawn McGinniss


Global Health Nursing offers students the opportunity to examine health and nursing issues that affect the global community, ranging from communicable and non-communicable disease around the world to concerns of diverse populations living in the United States. This elective course and service-learning experience focuses on population health, cultural awareness, social justice, and health disparities, partnering with community clinics and organizations to address the health needs of a particular country or region.


Are you interested in applying for a study abroad program?



Current Opportunities through Hunter College School of Nursing

Healthcare & Nursing in the Dominican Republic
June 1-8, 2023

Students at all levels may apply; however, you must be a current student in good academic standing to participate in study abroad programs. Students interested in applying should do the above AND:


Education Abroad Fair

  • When: February 15, 2023 (12-3 PM)
  • Where: Hunter 68th Street Campus, West Building Lobby
  • Why: Learn about different study abroad programs!


Other Programs of Interest

College of Staten Island - Medical Internship in Morocco
Multiple sessions in Summer 2023 and Winter 2024

Hunter College Education Abroad (including summer session and winter intersession offerings)


Past Global Health Nursing Offerings

Winter 2017: Riobamba, Ecuador: Students taking Global Health Nursing during the Winter 2017 intersession traveled to Riobamba, Ecuador with MEDLIFE (Medicine, Education and Development to Low Income Families Everywhere), an organization that pairs student volunteers with local agencies to improve environmental safety and health. -View trip recap and photos

Winter 2015: La Romana, Dominican Republic: Six undergraduate students spent 3 weeks in January 2015 working at the Clínica de Familia La Romana, a primary care and HIV/AIDS clinic in La Romana, Dominican Republic. -View trip recap and photos






Please check back soon! We are in the process of creating additional programs that will be posted here as they are finalized.


For inquiries about Global Health Nursing, please contact Dr. Carolyn Sun at