Global Engagement

Global engagement is defined as the formal and informal study of and interaction with global cultures through an engaged experience of the world.

Global Engagement refers to the active participation in activities with global content or that require global partnerships and exchanges.

The College of Nursing and Health Science (CoNHS) programs, including Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences; Nursing; Recreation, Tourism, and Therapeutic Recreation; and Social Work, are committed to preparing undergraduate and graduate students that are globally aware and culturally sensitive to the needs of the populations they will be serving in their respective professions.

The programs offered in the College expose students to global issues and populations through the curriculum, semesters abroad, short-term faculty led travel study, and extra-curricular opportunities. 

Learn more about the Study Abroad Program.

Exchange Programs

Nursing students:

Four- week clinical exchange in Gothenburg, Sweden during Winter Break or May Term. Students must have completed Term 3 in Nursing at time of travel; 2 credits, non-faculty led experience abroad; 2 students per experience. Students will engage in multiple, different learning opportunities including discussions from specialists in their field, placement in clinical sites to interact with peers and mentors from Sweden and hands-on learning experiences in various settings.


Advisor: Susan Zeller


Related Activites

Med Life:

Our Mission:
Our mission is to build a worldwide movement empowering the poor in their fight for equal access to healthcare, education and a safe home.

Our Vision:
A world free from the constraints of poverty.



Club Advisors: John and Cathy Nosek

Semester Abroad

Mexico semester abroad: Jay Palmer

The mission of the program is to develop cross-culturally competent, ethical social work professionals with a global perspective by providing a semester of transformative, experiential learning focused on social and economic justice. Students will develop key cross-cultural and professional skills to help them work more effectively with the Latino community, as Mexicans comprise the largest immigrant group in the U.S. This semester abroad program is for students admitted to the social work program. For more information, please contact Dr. Jay Palmer at and Augsburg CGEE: Social Work in a Latin American Context