"Coming to Barcelona and doing this program was one of the best decisions I have ever
made. This program has opened my eyes to new and different cultures that I would have
never known about if I hadn't come. The opportunities I had in this program were some
that I would never have been able to experience otherwise and I am so grateful for
that." – Sasha Arrendondo-De Lipski, Spring 2019
Barcelona Program Allows Nurses to Venture Abroad
Since Spring 2012, students have been able to stay in the nursing sequence while studying
abroad for the semester through Illinois Wesleyan's Barcelona Program.
Students at the School of Nursing also have the opportunity to take special travel
courses during the University’s May Term to study Transcultural Health in Hawaii or liberal arts courses throughout the world.
Nursing students on Mount Tibidabo, which overlooks Barcelona
Transcultural Healthcare in Hawaii
Hawaii May Term students taking a break from their Transcultural Healthcare course!
This very popular course is open to any student with interest in healthcare and is
taught by Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing Faculty who travel with students
to Hawaii for three weeks. The focus is on the influence of historical, geographical,
and cultural characteristics of care delivery on the island. Students develop a foundation
of resources for meeting the basic needs of clients with varied cultural backgrounds.
The islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii are visited.