The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance recognizes that the opportunity to study abroad is a valuable part of a student's educational experience as preparation for health, education, sport and leisure professional careers. As a result, the faculty within the school have developed several ways in which our students can 'experience' their professions in different cultures.
First-hand experience in a foreign country immerses students in issues of culture in every day life, and helps them to gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences experienced by people from different cultures. In addition, these experiences encourage examination of the effect of culture on professional beliefs, behaviors, services and delivery systems, thus permitting reflection on how the US system as evolved differently.
To date, faculty-led trips have taken students to China, Malawi, Finland, and the Caribbean. To learn more about these trips, click on the links to the left.