Southern Africa Nursing Program

The Transcultural Healthcare program allows EFSC Nursing students to earn credits while studying in Zambia.

It's been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. Anyone who’s tried rollerblading knows that you can’t argue with gravity! So why argue with globalization? Embrace it – not just mentally, but wholeheartedly through EFSC's Transcultural Health - Study Abroad program in Zambia, Africa (NUR 2560).

Dr. Elinda Steury will be leading this six-week adventure in learning during the Summer D 2018 class session. The Eastern Florida State College NUR 2560 course includes a three-week session in the U.S. where students will focus on building community and learning the foundational principles of cross-cultural education and country specific information. Then, prepare to be changed by a three-week session in Zambia where students will be introduced to the challenges and joys of global healthcare, including some of the natural beauty of Zambia such as Victoria Falls and the wild animals.

The current travel dates are June 25 - July 15, 2018, with exact dates to be finalized. The projected cost is $4,000, all-inclusive

This is a limited access program with only seven openings! Current and prior nursing students at EFSC will be given priority for admission to this course. For more information contact and embrace globalization. Read more about the 2016 study aboard trip to Africa.

Course Highlights

  • Clinical experiences and home-stay with local hosts
  • Community health outreach/clinical practice at public health clinics
  • Excursion to Victoria Falls
  • Excursion to Chobe Game Park/Game Drives

Course Dates: Summer Term D
Course Title: NUR 2560-Transcultural Health-Study Abroad
Credits: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None

Course Description: Permission of the instructor is required. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain a global health care perspective through a study abroad experience. The student will travel to a supervised international site and experience local culture through interaction with healthcare providers and healthcare recipients from local communities. Healthcare systems and cultural values surrounding international healthcare will be explored through clinical experiences.

Contact Dr. Elinda Steury at  to apply for NUR 2560 and this Study Abroad trip.

Summer 2018 Trip

Course Dates: Summer Term D 2018

Trip Application Deadline: January 10, 2018

Trip Dates: June 25 - July 15, 2018 (dates to be finalized)

Approximate Cost $4,000, including air transportation (more cost information available soon)

To apply contact: Dr. Elinda Steury 

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