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  • Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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 This program will run again over Spring Break 2020.

Program Nursing Ethiopia tab 1

This spring break program will help students gain an understanding of international health care, specifically, Ethiopia's health care system. Throughout the semester, students will attend a series of seminars preparing them for the experience in Ethiopia. Students will learn about the culture and history of the host country and the health care needs of Ethiopians. They will also learn to identify barriers and facilitators to knowledge sharing through interactions and experiences with the people of the host country. This program is an observational and leadership development experience, with focus upon nursing care and education in a low resource country. While abroad, students will have the opportunity to visit local hospitals and clinics, shadow Ethiopian nurses in hospital wards, and provide education to nursing students. Students will conduct a leadership project based on the health care needs of the host country identified by the University of Gondar nursing faculty and students. This unique experience will provide students with the opportunity to gain a broad view of global nursing.


University of Gondar, Ethiopia


Students will be staying at the Taye Belay Hotel in Gondar, Ethiopia.

Resident Directors

Dr. Jennifer Kue

Ohio State Program Contact

Jenny Bickley



Courses and Credit Nursing Ethiopia tab 2

You will receive three hours of Nursing 2798 for 3 credit hours for Spring Semester 2018.

Students who participate in this program can expect to (1) gain exposure to a healthcare system different from that of the United States, (2) gain experience in immigrant health care delivery, (3) learn to provide nursing care to people in Ethiopia, and (4) analyze the healthcare system in Ethiopia and sub-Saharan Africa.



Application Requirement Nursing Ethiopia tab 3

Undergraduate Students must: be enrolled in the BSN program as a junior or senior; have a minimum GPA of 3.2; earn a B- or better in all required nursing courses; obtain a recommendation from nursing faculty; and must uphold the Professional Code of Conduct in the College of Nursing. College of Nursing Graduate Entry Students: must have successfully completed 'Health Assessment' and 'Adults/Older Adults' Nursing courses with a grade of B or higher; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; must not have a current record action of "warning", "probation", or "probation by special action"; must earn a B or better in all required Nursing courses. 

All students must obtain an academic recommendation. For students within the College of Nursing, the recommendation must come from a College of Nursing faculty.

Students must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in the related course and on campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.

The College of Nursing has set the departure date for this program as Thursday, March 8, 2018, as this is prior to the official start of spring break, and could potentially interfere with on campus academic coursework and class attendance, students must get permission from instructors prior to committing to the program.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Nursing Ethiopia tab 4

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $TBD program fee. The inclusions of this program fee are in country transportation, accommodation, all meals, and in country instruction. It does not cover international airfare, immunizations, Ethiopian visa ($52 for U.S. citizens), or personal expenses.

This includes a generous contribution from the College of Nursing.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Scholarships are available through the College of Nursing for students who participate in this program.




Information Sessions Nursing Ethiopia tab 5

Wednesday, September 20, 10 - 11a, Location: Newton Hall, rm. 48
Thursday, October 5, 1 - 2p, Location: Newton Hall, rm. 198



U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



This program includes travel to a risk designated country and all participants at the time of acceptance must submit a petition provided by the Office of International Affairs acknowledging they have read the travel warning and recognize the risk involved. All programs administered through the Office of International Affairs that include travel to countries with a risk designation have received prior approval by the International Travel Policy Committee.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.