Global Learning Opportunities at Walsh University
Each semester, a group of Walsh students has the opportunity to travel to Rome, where they're able to stay on Walsh's beautiful campus in Castel Gandolfo, the town in which the Pope's summer palace is located. Students will participate in classroom lectures as well as site visits throughout Rome and weekend excursions to Italy's other great cities. Learn more about the Rome Experience here.
Seeking to complete your internship, student teaching, or clinical experiences outside of the country? Walsh University Office of Global Learning provides a perfect gateway to complete your necessary curricular experience in an international, cross-cultural setting. Walsh University identifies global partners that facilitate these internships and opportunities. Internships are located Worldwide! (Featured Locations: Shanghai, China; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rome, Italy; and London, England).
U.S./Mexico Border ProgramSpend your Spring Break learning and serving in the border communities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. You will take a course that will examine the complex relationship between these countries. Participants will spend the evenings in Laredo, Texas and visit various social, governmental, and educational sites in the
Community of Laredo and across the border in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Comparative Healthcare in Mexico
Explore aspects of Healthcare in Guadalajara, Mexico over Spring Break 2018. Learning alongside students and faculty from one of Mexico’s most respected Catholic Universities, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA), Walsh students, led by Dr. Megan Donaldson, will develop a deeper understanding of the state of healthcare of one of the US’s closest neighbors and ally. This transformational program aims to promote the engagement of visiting students with a vulnerable Mexican community seeking to improve their living conditions.
Through Walsh University's partnership with the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), students have the opportunity travel to London. CCSA is a consortium of 23 American colleges and universities, which offers study abroad programs and internships in English-speaking regions. CCSA offers programs over summer and winter breaks.
Apply Now: Castles and Cathedrals in London and Dublin led by Dr. Katey Brown
Apply Now: A Modern Canterbury Pilgrimage led by Professor Kathy Buttermore
The Uruguay Experience
Students and faculty travel to Maldonado Nuevo, Uruguay, where they spend time with the Brothers of Christian Instruction. During their time in Uruguay, students explore what it means to live out the Brothers' mission and work with students in their youth center. This service learning experience for education majors provides Walsh students the opportunity to take responsibility for the children's daily activities with an eye toward encouraging students to continue with their education, learning functional English, and supporting the youth center’s activities as needed.
Global Healthcare in Tanzania
Students and faculty in this program explore the state of healthcare and nursing education in Tanzania while working alongside Tanzanian nurses and nursing students in this practical, cross-cultural experience. In addition to visiting hospitals and clinics, the group explores life in town of Moshi, the hills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and other natural splendors.Apply to May 2020 Program
Pediatric Care in Haiti
Senior nursing students and faculty work in conjunction with Akron Children’s Hospital in Port Au Prince, Haiti. During this experience students participate in clinical rotations with St. Damien Pediatric Hospital and St. Luke’s Adult Hospital. Past students have had the opportunity to observe a pediatric heart surgery, work with Haitian nurses and nursing students and learn from surgeons around the world. The Office of Global Learning and the Byers School of Nursing send students and faculty twice a year to Haiti.
Spring Break 2021 Application Coming Soon
Since 2007, students and faculty have been visiting central and northern Uganda for study, research, service, and the sharing of culture. Considered Walsh's most immersive program, Walsh students have the opportunity to live and work with Ugandan counterparts at Kisubi Brothers University College near Lake Victoria and the Archdiocese of Gulu in the north.
Central Europe - NEW!
Students and faculty will travel to Eastern Europe to Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary where they'll explore economies and cultures that were once former Soviet states. Learn about the reemergence of cultures and economies going from capitalism, to communism, back to capitalism. Walsh will partner with the Catholic University of Ružomberok for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Genocide in Modern Times – NEW!
This program is an in-depth look at genocide and also global migration which is often the result of mass atrocities or displacement. Students and faculty will travel to the most current European sites of genocide, as well as sites from the Nazi Holocaust.