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Off-Campus Study

We are so excited that you are considering studying off-campus! Studying in another part of the world or country can be a valuable part of your academic journey and further prepare you to lead and serve in a global society.

Some things to consider as a nursing major as you plan your off-campus study experience:

  • Students who want to study off campus for an entire semester need to plan early. Semesters abroad are typically done in your sophomore year. This may require an additional semester of study or summer classes. Students who would like to study off campus for a semester should request to meet with a nursing faculty by contacting the nursing office manager at nursing@hope.edu.
  • More commonly, our students experience international study during May or June term.
  • For their final semester, some students choose to finish with the Chicago Semester program, living in the city and having twice the internship hours.
  • Talk to your advisor early about ways to incorporate a minor or plan ahead for off-campus study opportunities.

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Chicago Semester

Our department is approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing to collaborate with the Chicago Semester Internship Program. Students who choose Chicago Semester for their final semester at Hope College will earn twice as many internship hours in Chicago area hospitals. Find more information on the Chicago Semester website.