Quick Info

  • Basel
  • Maymester, Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Health in a Global Context, Nursing
  • : May 4, 2019 - May 18, 2019
  • : $2,799 - In-State / $2,999 - Out-of-State
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Pitt Nursing Students Only


Courses may count towards some UCIS Global Studies certificates. 

This 2-credit course is designed to provide you with exposure to the health care delivery system, nursing education and culture of Switzerland. See the sample syllabus for the course here.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

The onsite faculty member will be Dr. Sandra Engberg, Associate Dean for Clinical Education at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Nursing. You will also interact with faculty at the Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Basel.


You will typically stay in a small apartment in the Youth Hostel located close to the main train station and with easy access to the University of Basel.

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2019

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$2,799 $2,999
Arrive in Basel Depart Basel
May 5, 2019 May 18, 2019

* All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019. 

Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!


Inclusions & Exclusions

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 2 credits
  • International Health Insurance
  • Housing in Basel
  • Excursion to Geneva

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300
  • Airfare
  • Meals and personal expenses

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

  • There are no course prerequisites for this program
  • Students must be enrolled in the School of Nursing

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Oksana Stalczynski

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Privet! I'm Oksana Stalczynski and I'm a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, was an exchange student and Russian Language Scholar at Reed College in Portland, OR and did a summer language program in Dresden, Germany. A study abroad experience broadens your horizon, grows your circle of friends and improves your career opportunities. That’s why I think everyone should do one!

Feel free to contact me to find out more about study abroad programs at Pitt, and/or to learn/practice some Russian.  Get in touch with me at Oksana.stalczynski@pitt.edu or 412-383-3237!