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Travel Study Programs

Travel Study

For over 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 other 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. The travel portion lasts an average of three weeks. Students earn three elective credits that are part of the Pharm.D. curriculum, and is open to students from other U.S. accredited colleges and universities. The popular cultural component of each travel study program immerses participants in the local food, art, history, museums, and theatre of the each region visited. 

2020 Canada Travel Study

The 2020 program will take place in Canada. Students will learn about the health care system and pharmaceutical industry in Canada.

Course dates: May 11-August 16, 2020

Travel dates: May 20-June 3, 2020 

Program topics included:

  • The health care system of Canada

  • Comparison of health care systems of the United States and Canada

  • The pharmaceutical industry in Canada

  • The development and manufacture of medicine

  • Pharmacy and hospital practice in Canada

Program visits included:

  • Hospital and pharmacy visits in Canada
  • Industry visit to Apotex Pharmaceuticals Inc., Canada
  • Visits to the University of Waterloo and the University of Montreal
  • Cultural activities in the Canadian cities of Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, and Montreal
  • Visits to Niagara Falls and other notable landmarks

"Being able to have the opportunity to travel and study, as part of my pharmacy school experience at Nova Southeastern University, has been the highlight of my year. I was able to see different parts of the world, while also learning about medicine and having the chance to be culturally shocked by the differences when comparing Chinese medicine to Western medicine." - Reniel Nodarse ('22)

For more information on this program, contact Brian Stonebraker, International Program Coordinator, at

Pictured above: Elizabeth Shepherd, Pharm.D. (front left) with students visiting China in May 2019.

Previous Travel Study Programs

2007 China

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

2014 Spain

2015 Slovakia, including Austria and Italy

2016 Spain

2017 Slovakia, including Italy

2017 Argentina

2018 Spain

2019 China and Japan

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