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  • Locations: Windhoek, Namibia
  • Program Terms: Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

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In this program, the emphasis is on transcultural nursing leadership in partnership with nurses and communities.  Participant-observation within health care facilities and emerging community health settings provide opportunities to develop skills in transcultural communication, self-awareness, and culturally competent practice together with nurses and other health care providers who are striving to deliver culturally congruent health care.  Socio-cultural determinants of health, epidemiology, care systems (professional and traditional), and health policies are explored within the context of Namibian history and globalization.  Understanding people’s realities while developing leadership skills that foster equitable use of resources to meet health care needs within communities are prominent themes in this practicum.

For more information about this program, please contact Cheryl Leuning:

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Spring Term, 2018
Program Dates:  January 18-February 1, 2018
Credits:  Varying graduate credits and practicum
Faculty and Staff:  Cheryl Leuning & Deb Schuhmacher, Department of Nursing; Lamont Slater, CGEE Resident Program Coordinator; and local staff at the CGEE Namibia site
Meals:  Most meals included
Language of Instruction: English
Local Currency: Namibian Dollar, South African Rand (Exchange rate is about N$13 to $1 US.)
Population of Namibia: 2.5 million
Capital City:  Windhoek, which is home to about 300,000 persons
Independence:  March 21, 1990


This nursing study abroad program, Toward Global Health Equity in Africa: Building Transcultural Nursing Relationships in Namibia, enhances content in several graduate nursing courses across the Doctors of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Masters of Arts in Nursing (MAN) curricula and fulfills the one-semester credit hour practicum (45 practicum hours) requirement for the following courses:

  • NUR 500 - Transcultural Health Care.  
  • NUR 541 -  Politics of Health Care 
  • NUR 505 - Theoretical Foundations for Adv. Nursing Practice
  • NUR 532 - Transcultural Healing Practices (Master’s students only)

Students in the DNP program, not enrolled in the courses listed above, may enroll in NUR762NA - Toward Global Health Equity in Africa: Building Transcultural Nursing Relationships in Namibia, as a 2-semester credit hour practicum equal to 90 practicum hours.    

As such, the varying graduate credits associated with this program are based on the courses in which one is enrolled, one’s program of study, and approval by the Augsburg Department of Nursing.

 Program Activities

  • Engage in meaningful dialogue with Namibian nurses and other health care providers to learn about health challenges and advances in southern Africa 
  • Explore traditional and emerging models of health care in local Namibian communities
  • Encounter the vastness of Namibia with a visit to Erindi Game Reserve & travel across the Namib desert to Swakopmund, Namibia’s biggest coastal town
  • Develop skills in transcultural communication, self-awareness, and culturally competent nursing practice
  • Explore historic and modern Africa through the experiences of Namibian people
  • Reflect on Namibia’s socio-political journey to national independence in March of 1990   
Swakopmund, Namibia
Swakopmund, Namibia


Participants will stay in hotels and guesthouses arranged by CGEE.


Must have a GPA of 3.0 and be graduate students in the nursing program at Augsburg.

Program Cost

*In-country Costs:                  $3750
**Estimated Airfare:                $1800
DNP Tuition/Semester Credit:   $921
MAN Tuition/Semester Credit:   $724
CGEE Scholarship:                  $500
Final Cost Range:               $5774-$6892

*In-country costs include single rooms when available, most meals, and transportation.  In-country costs do not include tuition.  Participants are responsible for their own health needs, current immunizations, passports that are valid for one year at time of travel, and any other documents required.

**This is a flight best estimate; flight costs may fluctuate (lower or higher) depending on market conditions.

For information about student financial aid related to study abroad, please contact:

Catherine Maun, Student Financial Services
Phone:  612-330-1354


Phone: 612-330-1046 or 800-458-1721
Fax: 612-330-1308


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.