FSU School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration has partnered with several South Korean universities in order to broaden the cultural and global awareness of our students. Currently FSU has developed global exchange programs with the Schools of Nursing at Ansan University and Namseoul University. FSU is currently exploring a partnership with the Woosong University School of Nursing.
Global Emersion Experience
Each May , FSU students and faculty have an opportunity to travel to South Korea for a two week global emersion experience. Students and faculty participate in classes on alternative and complementary medicine, tour a variety of healthcare facilities, enjoy new foods, interact with Korean citizens, sight see, experience the Korean culture, and develop new friendships. While the Korean nursing students are on our campus, our students gain an appreciation of cross cultural nursing and health care. They develop leadership skills by mentoring the Korean students and learn how to communicate with individuals from another country. Theresa Stemple a FSU nursing student stated, “I love having the Korean students around. They are a lot of fun! I was a little nervous about the communication aspect between us, but although they cannot speak as fluently as we do, of course, it isn't hard at all. It is nice to see what they think about our American way of doing things and to hear them talk about our culture opposed to theirs. It is so different, yet so similar in many ways.”