For nursing students at the University of Kentucky, there are little to no opportunities to study abroad. In the summer of 2014, the nursing program gave their students a new opportunity to study abroad in Ireland at the University of Ulster. At the University of Ulster, students studied microbiology and nutrition, two very important classes for nursing. This is a very unique opportunity because it allows potential new nurses to learn about other cultures and how to better interact with people from different backgrounds. While in Ireland, you stay at the University of Ulster in one of their dorms. Each nursing student has their own bedroom, but shares a communal area that consists of a kitchen and a living room. Classes are held on campus that are a very short walk away from the dorms. The Professors will give each student folders, notebook pads, and a copy of every powerpoint. I would recommend getting all of your school work done during the week so that on the weekend you can go out and go sight-seeing around Ireland or get a nice dinner with friends. The University provides breakfast every weekday by providing vouchers. However, lunch and dinner are the students' own responsibility. There is a grocery store a couple miles from the campus. I would suggest getting there by taxi. The resident assistant will provide you with taxi numbers. There are also several places to get dinner. For example, Tides and Ramore are two phenomenal options. It is very important to find the right balance between school work and sight-seeing so the student does not fall behind. Our nursing program has provided us with an amazing opportunity to see the world while further advancing our education. To learn more about the educational aspect of this trip, please click the button below.