International Education

At NYU Meyers, international education is about opportunity. We organize these opportunities in different ways for our students. 

To begin, our traditional four-year BS students can complete a study away program in their second year at NYU. Some students will take the opportunity to volunteer for international health organizations while abroad. Traditional undergraduate nursing students can also earn a minor in global public health as part of their nursing degree. 

For all students, we offer short-term courses at NYU’s international sites that fulfill degree program credits during different semesters. Currently, NYU Meyers graduate students and dual-degree (undergraduate to graduate) students can take Nursing Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery, a core 3-credit course in the master’s program, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, during the January term. In addition, we plan to offer an Undergraduate and a Graduate program at NYU Accra in Summer 2023. More information on these study away opportunities is below. 

Many of our students want the chance to volunteer abroad in low- and middle-income countries or extremely low-resource settings in the United States. Faculty advise interested students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who seek these experiences. Through this process, recent students have created opportunities in Tanzania, Guatemala, Haiti, and Nigeria. Another student completed volunteer work for the US Indian Health Service. 

Study Away J-Term 2023 in Abu Dhabi, UAE 

NYUAD Join NYU Meyers in Abu Dhabi in J-term 2023

Who is eligible to apply: 

NYU Meyers Master's program students and dual-degree (undergraduate to graduate) students.

What Course: 

Nursing Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery - this is a 3-credit core master's-level course.

The course will analyze global healthcare system issues and trends and explore factors that influence nursing practice. Specifically, it will use a comparative health system lens on these issues in both the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The course will largely consist of experiential learning with daily field visits in and around the UAE. Field visits may include private and public hospitals, clinics, nursing colleges, ministry of health nursing officials, etc.  

The course is taught by NYU Meyers Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor, Kimberly Glassman.

When & Where: 

January 6 - 17, 2023 (2 days travel, 10 nights & 9 full days in Abu Dhabi, including a 1-day trip to Dubai). 

Students will stay in single rooms at the Marriott Courtyard World Trade Center in downtown Abu Dhabi.   


Applications are open now.  The due date is Friday, October 7 at 11:59 PM ET.  Students will be notified of their acceptance by October 14.     


Students will be responsible for tuition costs of a 3-credit hour course and other additional travel-related/student costs are estimated at $3,485 USD. Small scholarship/stipend applications will be made available pending successful admission to the course. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required by October 21, via a check or money order made out to New York University, to secure acceptance. This $500 will be put towards travel-related/student costs.    

Questions and Additional Information:

Contact us at or at any time.  No question is too small or big!  We will also hold a final information session on Thursday, October 6 at 12:00 PM ET via Zoom, register today.


Study Away in Summer 2023 in Accra, Ghana


NYU Meyers and the Office of Global Programs (OGP) are excited to expand the study away offerings to our undergraduate students this year.  We will offer several courses at NYU Accra in Summer 2023 that will meet your program requirements and progression at Meyers. 

Our offerings in Accra will include a 12-day short-term course and six-week longer-term courses lead by faculty with extensive experience in Ghana. Through partner meetings and site visits, the courses will be filled with experiential learning opportunities to widen your knowledge and perspective of global healthcare systems.  Students will have unique opportunities to learn about public- and population-focused care in Ghana, engage with non-profit healthcare organizations, and compare healthcare systems between the US and Ghana while immersing themselves in the Ghanaian culture.   

Ghana is known for its beautiful beaches, landscapes, and diverse wildlife. The country is also home to fast-growing cities, a very diverse population, and variable patient care conditions between its urban and rural areas–all of which make for the perfect healthcare-related study-away experience!

Applications for the Meyers short-term courses are now open. To apply, please refer to the information below. Applications for the six-week courses are currently open/rolling admissions on the Office of Global Programs page.

For additional information or questions email us at

12-Day Programs Offered Through NYU Meyers

May 19 - May 30, 2023: Population-Focused Care, NURSE-GN2011 (3 credits)

Applications are now open! The application period is from February 15 - March 3, 2023

Apply today!

Program Eligibility 

Master’s Students   

Course Description

This program explores advanced professional practice related to the health of populations, focusing on the determinants of health and disease in populations, and health promotion and disease prevention. Strategies to improve the health of populations, and potential nursing contributions will be considered. Data sources for public health assessment and epidemiologic analyses are examined. Cultural and political competencies are also addressed. This project-based course allows students to apply the principles of population health to a student-team-selected population of interest by conducting a health impact assessment on a program, policy, or project that serves the population of interest.

May 19 – May 30, 2023: Perspectives on Global Health & Nursing Practice (3 credits)

Applications are now open! The application period is from February 15 - March 3, 2023. Please click here to apply! 

** This is a 3-credit course that counts towards a required nursing elective. ** 

Program Eligibility

Undergraduate Students who have completed Sequence II by the end of the Spring 2023 semester.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to global nursing practice in the context of global health and global health competencies in a select country. Students will examine the major causes of morbidity and mortality and their variations among different income levels/regions, and the impact of public health efforts to reduce healthcare disparities in that country. The effects of globalization on health, health systems, and the delivery of healthcare for the country will be discussed with an emphasis on social, economic, and environmental determinants of health. The topics of health equity, social justice, and sociocultural and political awareness will also be explored through student experiences within the country.

6-Week Program Offered Through NYU Global Programs

Applications are open. Apply today!

May 21 - June 30, 2023: NY Accra Summer Study Away

Program Eligibility

Undergraduate students with at least one semester completed

Program Description

The NYU-wide summer study away program at NYU Accra offers a number of courses of interest to students in Nursing and other health-related fields, liberal arts courses, and internship opportunities.

Courses planned for Summer 2023 include:

Biostatistics for Public Health, UGPH-GU 9020 (4 credits, counts towards Nursing Statistics degree requirement)

This course introduces basic concepts and techniques in the analysis of public health data. It is an applied course, emphasizing the use, interpretation, and limits of statistical analysis. Real-world examples are used as illustrations, and computer-based data analysis is integrated. Students will be introduced to the basic principles of statistical software via R programming language. Students will learn how to write code in R to complete exploratory and statistical analysis of public health data.

Community Psychology, APSY-UE 9005 (4 credits, counts towards Liberal Arts degree requirement)

Community psychology focuses on the application of psychological theory, concepts, and knowledge to address the needs, concerns, and aspirations of communities. This course will introduce students to the field of community psychology with an emphasis on the theory and methods within the context of the psycho-social needs of Ghanaian society. Topics include the history of community psychology, conducting community research, prevention and health promotion, interventions and program evaluation, community mental health, understanding communities, and social and community change.

Food, Culture & Globalization: Accra, FOOD-UE 9186 (2 credits, counts towards Liberal Arts degree requirement)

This course is designed to assess the interactions between culture, food systems, migration, and globalization, as well as how these interactions impact the food security and nutrition of the people. The course will detail local culture and traditions (including changes over the years), foodways, the current food environment, and the drivers of the nutrition transition. The course will help students understand the importance of nutrition-sensitive agriculture in food systems, the impacts of urbanization/migration, and the influence of government policies on these dynamics. It also has a field component which includes visits to a traditional fair (to learn about food culture and festivals), markets (traditional and modern), and fast-food outlets/restaurants.

Cultures and Contexts: The Black Atlantic, CORE-UA 9534 (4 credits, counts towards core course degree requirement)

This course considers the Black Atlantic as a socio-cultural-economic space from the first arrival of Africans in the ‘New World,’ beginning around the 15th century, through the rise of slavery in the Americas. During this class we will trace the origins and importance of the concept of the Black Atlantic within broad political contexts, paying special attention to the changing social, cultural, and economic relations that shaped community formation among people of African descent and laid the foundations for modern political and economic orders.  Once we have established those foundations, we will think about the Black Atlantic as a critical site of cultural production. Topics to be covered include African enslavement and settlement in Africa and the Americas; the development of transatlantic racial capitalism; variations in politics and culture between empires in the Atlantic world; creolization, plantation slavery, and slave society; the politics and culture of the enslaved; the Haitian Revolution; slave emancipation; and contemporary black Atlantic politics and racial capitalism.

INTERNSHIP: Experiential Learning Seminar, CP-UY 2002G (2 credits, will not count towards degree requirements)

This course is required of students participating in the Summer Global Internship Program, which requires a supplemental application. Students may source their own internships or be placed in a local organization or company based on individual interests and preparation. In Accra, example placements could include Operation Smile Ghana, Princess Marie Louise Hospital, Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health, Ghana HIV/AIDS Network (GHANET), Priorities on Rights and Sexual Health (PORSH), and Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG).

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