International Education



To be eligible for the Global Public Health Program, students:

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Have no conduct violations
  • Have not received a non-passing grade in a previous nursing course
  • Be enrolled in Public Health Nursing (Theory and Practicum) during the program term
  • Must currently have and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA

All students who meet eligibility requirements may apply to the program via an online application. As part of the online application, students will be asked to write two short essays, supply the name and email address of two WCU faculty members to serve as references, and upload a copy of a valid passport (or, a copy of the passport renewal application). (A note to international students: you must have a valid passport and visa to participate in this program abroad.) As a final step, select students will be interviewed at their campus as part of the selection process. Students will be notified of their acceptance typically in Week 8 two terms prior to the Global Public Health Program.

Selection is competitive, so meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee program acceptance. Schedules may not be changed to accommodate students who are not already scheduled to take Public Health. Accepted students will be enrolled in/switched to online courses during the term to accommodate the program travel.