For more than 10 years the College of Pharmacy has been offering an annual Travel Study Program. The program provides students with an overview, understanding, and appreciation for pharmaceutical and medical practices practiced outside of the United States. It also provides an opportunity for students to participate in experiences with public health and health care professionals, promotes inter-professional collaboration, and allows students to advocate for the pharmacy profession. Programs include visits to local pharmacies, hospitals, industries, governmental agencies, and much more.
Travel Study programs are led by NSU College of Pharmacy faculty members and take place during the summer semester, with the travel portion lasting an average of three weeks. Students earn three elective credits that are part of the Pharm.D. curriculum and the program is open to students from other accredited colleges and universities. The popular cultural component of each travel study program encompasses many aspects of cultural immersion including local food, art, history, museums, theatre, and the health care system of the country/region visited.
For 2019, the College of Pharmacy will offer a program in China and Japan. Accepted students will learn about the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. As part of the program, there is a three credit hour elective course offered. Each opportunity is open to all students from U.S. accredited colleges of pharmacy. During the application process, students are welcome to apply to Nova Southeastern University as a non-degree seeking student.
Course Dates: May 13 through August 18, 2019
Tentative Travel Dates: May 19 through June 4, 2019
Program topics include:
The history, culture, and use of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The healthcare system of China
Development and manufacture of Chinese medicines
Learn about the practices of acupuncture, moxibustion, and tuina
Pharmacy and Hospital Practice in China
Tentative program visits include:
The application period for this program has now closed. For more information on future programs, contact Brian Stonebraker, International Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Pictured above: Manuel Carvajal, Ph.D. (front right) with students visiting a clinic in Argentina in 2017.
2008 China, including Japan
2009 United Kingdom, including France
2010 China, including Japan
2012 Puerto Rico
2013 Slovakia, including the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary
2015 Slovakia, including Italy
2017 Slovakia, including Italy