Global Engagement

380 Bouvé Students AROUND THE WORLD

Engaging with the World

Bouvé is committed to providing opportunities for students to engage with interconnected, diverse communities and public health issues around the world. It is critical that future healthcare clinicians, policymakers, researchers, and technologists cultivate a high level of cultural agility.

Faculty deeply engage in international health—teaching, researching, and collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to address the most persistent public health challenges in the world today. Curricula across disciplines are developed to ensure students gain the needed knowledge and skills consistent with a view of patients as complex individual with unique needs.

Additionally, Bouvé students participate in co-ops and service learning programs around the world. In 2017, more than 380 Bouvé students had global learning experiences in 32 countries.

These global opportunities include six-month employment opportunities through the university’s signature Cooperative Education (Co-op) program, one-month experiential courses known at Dialogue Civilizations, and one-week service learning projects through the Alternative Spring Break program.







A week in Ecuador that changes lives on two continents

For 13 years, professor Lorna Hayward has taught cultural competency to physical therapy students by taking them to orphanages in Ecuador. Her sustained commitment has produced remarkable results. Map of Ecuador READ MORE

Why does this professor have 20 bulging suitcases piled in her room?

When Northeastern students visit Ghana each summer for a month-long course to compare healthcare and education systems, they do more than learn about nationalized healthcare and the role of traditional medicine—they also give back in a big way. Ghana classroom - Bouvé College of Health Sciences READ MORE

They fled from war and landed in a new form of hell

“It just breaks your heart,” said Andrew Driscoll, N ’19, a nursing major who spent his most recent co-op working with children in the notorious Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Greek refugee camps - a student's experience -- Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University READ MORE

Emma Cammarata vlogs about her NUIn experience

Follow Emma as she travels to Australia for her NUIn semester abroad. In this series, Emma will show us what it's like as a Bouvé student to adjust to living on her own, Australian culture, college studies, and more. Bouvé student Emma vlogging from Australia - NUIn - Northeastern University WATCH NOW