Southern Africa Nursing Program

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

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 (NUR 2650) or BSN Directed Independent Study Abroad (NURC 4955). 

Dr. Elinda Steury will be leading this six-week adventure in learning during the Summer D 2019 class session. The Eastern Florida State College courses include 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. Read more about the 2016 study aboard trip to Africa.

The current travel dates are June 24 - July 15, 2019, with exact dates to be finalized. The projected cost is $4,650, all-inclusive.

How to Apply

This is a limited access program. Current and prior nursing students at EFSC will be given priority for admission to this course. Contact Dr. Elinda Steury at  to apply for either NUR 2650 or NURC 4955 and this Study Abroad trip.

In addition to applying for the trip, students must meet EFSC's general study abroad requirements and register for the required course when the course registration system opens.

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 2650-Transcultural Health-Study Abroad OR
Course Title: NURC 4955-BSN Directed Independent Study Abroad
Credits: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None

Course Description: Permission of the instructor is required and the instructor will guide students in which course to register for. The 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.

Pricing and Accommodations

Space is limited. A $550 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. Payment plans are available. Explore the State Department's Gilman International Scholarship opportunity.

$4,650 Program Fee includes:
  • Roundtrip flights from Orlando to Zambia
  • All accomodations while in Zambia (double occupancy)
  • All meals while in Zambia
  • All required transportation while in Zambia
  • Transportation and admission to Victoria Falls and Chobe Game Park
  • Travel insurance
Not included:
  • Eastern Florida State College tuition
  • Passport/VISA fees (a valid U.S. passport is required)
  • Immunization and physical exam fees
  • Spending money

Summer 2019 Trip


Course Dates: Summer Term D 2019

Trip Application Deadline: January 30, 2019

Trip Dates: June 24 - July 15, 2019

Approximate Cost $4,650, including air transportation

To apply contact: Dr. Elinda Steury 

Watch: Nursing Study Abroad 2018

Watch: Nursing Study Abroad 2016