At Duquesne, all levels of the nursing curriculum incorporate a global perspective.

The University offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities, which last for one week, a summer or an entire semester.

The School of Nursing also provides a number of opportunities for students to learn more about other cultures, experience nursing outside of the United States, and make a difference in global health care systems. For example, undergraduate students can serve vulnerable populations in Costa Rica. Online DNP and PhD students can study transcultural and global health perspectives, and the influences of culture on health systems through short-term coursework and cultural immersion in Italy or Ireland.

"My favorite DU nursing memory would be traveling to Rome for the study abroad program and having firsthand experience with a different culture."

Julia L., BSN student

Global Experiences

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Participate in an eight-day interdisciplinary trip to Costa Rica, where you will provide education and care to families in several health facilities, homes, and schools. You will be accompanied by faculty and students from both the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy.


Experience an interdisciplinary trip with the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, in conjunction with Pure Thirst (a student organization). You will work with a community in Northern Tanzania to help identify better access to clean water and explore ways to improve water quality. This trip will take place over the course of two to three weeks in May-June.



Select courses from the Nursing curriculum are offered at the Duquesne University campus in Rome. Health care and the nursing profession in Italy will also be explored in this Maymester program.