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  • Locations: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Dartmouth Students Program Category: Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Health Sciences/Public Health, Social Work
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Bridging the Atlantic: An International Alliance in Community Health among American and Azorean Nursing Students
Faculty Leader: Professor Maryellen Brisbois
Program Dates: April 13 - April 21, 2020

This program will enable students across the Atlantic to create a sustainable international alliance in community health among American and Azorean nursing faculty and students by fostering professional relationships, enhancing cultural awareness, identifying health and health care roles from a global perspective, exploring collaborative research opportunities, and explore potential economic opportunities. International student learning will include data from the Azores to identify priority health concerns in the population they serve. Students from each university will be partnered with a peer from the opposite country. Additionally, international student learning will identify health policy issues from global health, compare issues of access and equity between the US and Azorean health care systems, and include Millennium Development Goals.

Students will stay in student housing at the University of the Azores for the week, with food and lodging being provided by the university and their partners. At the home campus (UMass Dartmouth), students will have Portuguese language instruction during the spring semester and Community Health nursing classes with both student groups via teleconferencing technology. While on exchange, both groups of students will attend Community Health class/es in corresponding country, visit community health care settings in corresponding country (3 days), determine community needs and health priorities, compare and contrast similarities and differences among countries' health status, present findings to the community at large. 

Study Abroad Travel Requirement
Students participating in faculty-led programs must travel with the group on the pre-determined dates of the program.