Application Deadline & Fee

February 1, 2024; $75

Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

Travel: May 17 - June 2, 2024    Online Course: May 8 - August 8

Program Details

This interdisciplinary study abroad course will use St. Kitts and Nevis as a microcosm with which to develop cultural sensitivity and a deeper understanding of global health, ethical issues, disaster preparedness, international collaboration, leadership, and community based participatory research among diverse populations. This is a required course for BSN Nursing students, meets the Global Intercultural undergraduate general education elective requirement, and is designated a service-learning course. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures by national government and health care leaders, visit acute and community health care facilities, disaster shelters, and engage in community based collaborative education, service, and research projects. They will be immersed in the rich history and Afro-Caribbean culture and natural beauty of the islands.

Anticipated Curriculum

Students should talk to the faculty Program Director (Raiden Gaul) for advising on which class to take.:

NURS 441G  - St. Kitts & Nevis: Interdisciplinary Global Health and Disaster Preparedness (3 credits)

NURS 495R - Nursing Independent Study Abroad in St. Kitts and Nevis (1 credit)


Course pre-requisites may be waived for students admitted into the study abroad program by the faculty program director





Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Physical requirements:

Students in NURS 441G will be required to walk around community neighborhoods in the heat and humidity. The country is not ADA adherent and a person with mobility needs would be challenged in this country. There are no elevators in multistory buildings and sidewalks are nonexistent except in the port area. Hotel rooms, cultural, historical, and natural sites for learning activities may not be ADA accessible for wheelchairs. Students may be required to walk moderate distances on uneven surfaces, climb stairs and get in and out of vehicles.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the traveler's responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or COVID testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services. Students with significant physical or mental health needs should discuss their suitability for study abroad travel with their medical professional, UVU Student Health Services, UVU Accessibility Services, and/or family before making the decision to apply.

Estimated Program Fee*

The program fee covers in-country housing and transportation, excursions, 1 group meal and international insurance. The program fee does not include the listed Additional Estimated Costs



*This cost is tentative and based on program plans and the exchange rate at the time it was posted. This cost may or may not be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations, program revisions , and program date changes.

*Within 5 days of acceptance into a Study Abroad program, you will be required to pay a $500 non-refundable commitment deposit to confirm your spot. See the Refunds and Cancellation policy.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs:

  • UVU study abroad tuition* ($495 for 3 credits at $165 per credit hour)
  • International Flight (approx $1200-$2000+)
  • Meals (approx $450 for restaurants and groceries)
  • Discretionary spending (approx $100 - $500 based on personal spending needs)
  • Passport ($165)

Students over the age of 73 at the time of travel may be required to purchase a supplemental international health and evacuation insurance plan through GeoBlue (approx $200-$500+)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for travel disruptions including lost luggage, possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit, missed flights, etc.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee .


*UVU study abroad tuition is charged as an additional study abroad fee in your student account. It is separate from the study abroad program fee and regular UVU summer tuition. It is not factored into the "equal payment" calculation of the UVU Tuition Table. Study Abroad students are advised to only take study abroad courses during the block of their study abroad program.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to the UVU Study Abroad Advisor (LA 111) and a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105).

UVU Faculty/Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver benefits may not be used to pay for study abroad tuition or fees.

Program Director

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.