Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Study Abroad

Opportunities for international studies and experiences are available during a student’s sophomore year in Rome and senior year in England and Belize.


The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing provides students the opportunity to travel to Belize as part of their educational experience. To date, more than 70 B.S.N., M.S.N. and Ph.D. students and faculty have shared in this truly international nursing experience.

The course consists of a didactic component prior to the clinical component which is a two-week field experience in the Corozal District of Belize. This course offers the best of collaborative efforts from both the students and faculty of the School of Nursing and the Corozal Health District. Educational experiences include in-services and workshops for health care personnel as well as health education classes conducted for adults/parents/students/children in the villages and schools of the district. 

The service and care provided is distributed amongst the village schools, clinics and district hospital and includes numerous activities including vision testing and screening for the presence of; lice, hypertension, diabetes and cancer. In addition, donated medications, equipment, journals and textbooks are also provided. Our students have the opportunity to experience first hand another culture, a different model of health care/delivery system and the difference they can make in serving others. Many students have gone on to further their education as nurse practitioners and midwives as a result of this experience while others value the people they met, cared for and learned from. For more information, please e-mail Dr. Judi Jennrich at jjenrri@luc.edu.

 Rome Center

Loyola University Chicago Rome Center of Liberal Arts offers a unique opportunity for students to study nursing in the most beautiful city in the world. Loyola's Rome Center is located approximately two miles from Vatican City, home of St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Nursing students are able to complete many of their core requirements while at the Rome Center and in doing so, enjoy exciting learning opportunities such as on-site art classes at famous Italian churches and museums, architecture discussions at the Coliseum, or explorations of history and politics while standing in the Roman Forum. For more information go to: LUC.edu/rome or call 773.508.2760 or 1.800.344.ROMA.


Since 1989, Loyola University Chicago nursing students have had the opportunity to spend four weeks in England enrolled in the required Community Health Nursing (CHN 380) course. Through a contractual agreement with the British National Health Service, Surrey Primary Care Trust all the students have the opportunity to make home visits with British District Nurses and Health Visitors, work in local health centers known as "surgeries", and visit community health agencies, such as a pediatric hospice and a rehabilitation center. The students live in Guildford, Surrey, and a town of approximately 160,000 people, located 35 miles southwest of London. The community health nursing experience includes travel to London to visit museums and sites that are significant in the history of nursing and public health. During the weekends, students are free to travel to other countries or to other parts of England, such as the nearby cities of Oxford and Winchester, or nearby sites, such as Stonehenge and Bath. Students who participate in this course are able to experience the British health care delivery system, to gain an understanding of international health-care issues, and to develop international friendships that often endure long beyond their coursework at Loyola. For more information, please e-mail Dr. Karen Egenes at kegenes@luc.edu.