Last week, the ESL Department was very fortunate to have Dr. Paige from the Nursing Department speak with some international students that will be starting their nursing programs next quarter. An interesting discussion that came up was how different healthcare systems function in other countries. By analyzing the different systems, these students were not only able to gain insight about the American system, but also reflect on the effectiveness and perceptions of their own healthcare systems from a new cultural lens.
NAFSA recently published an article related to this about health professionals going abroad and their experiences and lessons: Global Health Matters | NAFSA. Now that I've heard from international students, I'd be interested to hear about some experiences from American MSOE nursing students that have gone abroad and have learned about other healthcare systems.
Thanks again to Dr. Paige for visiting and having a great conversation with the students!