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  • Locations: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; Prague, Czech Republic; Strakonice, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: December
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: December
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Study Abroad Contact: Dominique Brown
Program Description:

Snowy Czechia
This graduate nursing program examines health care in the Czech Republic, particularly its political, social, economic and ethical implications. Networking with Czech medical and nursing faculty, and students and administrative policy makers, participants learn about the contemporary changes in nursing science and practice in national and European contexts. Their experiences abroad help students draw parallels and contrasts to health care policies, practice and access in the United States. With rising global concerns regarding access and affordability of health care, the program helps DePaul students acquire knowledge of international responses to similar issues.

Throughout the program, participants visit a variety of cultural landmarks in Prague, Strakonice, Ceske Krumlov, Ceske Budejovice, including castles, palaces, cathedrals, museums and historical sites. A two day trip to Vienna, Austria will be included.

Sheila Flynn Robbins, Research Interests: Health Literacy, Health Promotion, Food Deserts/Nutrition, Health Equities, Community Health, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Oncology, Stroke, Telemetry, Health Marketing and Finance.

Kim Amer, Research Interests: Nursing science, Child and family health, Chronic illness adaptation in children and families, Technology and simulation in nursing education.

Course NSG 540: Culture, Ethics, and Policy Analysis
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Fall Quarter
Liberal Studies Domains: Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Kim Amer
Course description This course helps unify academic study with the hands-on travel experience. Students discuss culture, ethics, history and business along with traditional moral theories and compare them to ethical approaches to healthcare policy in the US, the EU and Czech Republic.

Course NSG 445: Professionalism, Advocacy, and Leadership
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Winter Quarter
Taught by Sheila Robbins
Course description This course introduce nursing roles, health care systems, leadership decision making, political and legal issues associated with nursing related to individuals, & families cared for in the U.S. and Czech Republic health care systems.

Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

Students stay in a comfortable, conveniently located hotel in Prague, the political and cultural capital of the Czech Republic and in hotels in other cities visited.

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.

SITI Zeta Sigma Chapter Study Abroad
Zeta Sigma Study Abroad Award Application
Deadline: December 15

Zeta Sigma Chapter Study Abroad Scholarship is intended to help students who are Zeta Sigma members pursuing a degree in nursing. A one-time $500 award for eligible study abroad program participants.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. As of this publication, students on the Czech Republic: Graduate Nursing program program who are US citizens DO NOT need a visa. Please note, however, that visa requirements can change. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes to the visa requirements as they become available.

Here are some helpful tips from former students who have participated in this program:
  • There are ATMs everywhere, but take out however much you need at once so that you won’t get a lot of ATM and credit card fees.
  • Bring medication for cold, congestion, and pain.
  • If you are a picky eater, pack snacks that you know you like in your luggage.
  • Most hotels in Europe have twin size beds pushed together (so you may want to push them apart).
  • Bring an adapter converter for your phone and laptop. Find a voltage converter for flat irons because the high voltage will blow them out.
  • Do not fly Turkish Airlines. Right now U.S. citizens cannot obtain visas for Turkey, so you'd be stuck at the airport for 20+ hours.
  • Public transportation in Prague is great. Utilize it!
  • Bring warm clothes, as it can get very chilly.

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
December 2020 05/01/2020 06/01/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by March 1st, but applications submitted after this date, until May 1st will be considered based on space availability.