Our curriculum emphasizes service learning for all Emory nursing students providing mastering skills while helping others.

Our Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (LCC) ensures that service learning and social responsibility are infused throughout the curriculum and educational experience for our students. The LCC strives to provide a global health experience for all interested students at least once during their time as an Emory nursing student.

Global Immersion Experiences: Getting Started

With so many global experience options and formats available, students who wish to participate in an immersion experience will find plenty of opportunities that fit both their schedules and their interests.

  1. Begin by looking at the types of travel below and start thinking what would fit in well with your goals.
  2. Attend an info session offered in the Fall to learn more about your options.  
  3. Join our Global Nursing Newsletter to receive quarterly announcements and other important Global Health communication. Email  to join.

Another recommended planning resource is membership in the Emory Global Health Institute , used for circulating information to interested students about opportunities for global engagement. Please go to their website:

Group Travel

Timing and Duration: one week to 14 days depending on location
: varies by location from $150- $1500  

Fees are posted to your student account

For Credit/Clinical or non credit: Do you need to earn academic credit while on your global experience? Programs that provide the opportunity to earn credit and or clinical are called "immersion experiences" Those opportunities that do not allow the participant to earn academic credit are considered "co-curricular experiences" and often are categorized as internship, volunteer or service opportunities.

For many spring/summer experiences, the credits earned may be counted towards program requirements or as electives. However, the fact that they are in addition to fall and/or winter term courses makes the need for credit less urgent for nursing students. On the co-curricular front, there are plenty of challenging and fulfilling opportunities to intern or volunteer abroad. These experiences can greatly enhance both professional and personal development.

Finding a Global Immersion Experience

Ready to start looking for a global immersion experience

The LCC's Immersion Experiences provide hands on health care experience for students. During these programs, students will travel to a domestic or international location to enhance student knowledge and skills about providing health care in underserved countries.

Click here for the Immersions Information Resources Hub.

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