Spend a week in Appalachia learning about health, safety, and sustainability through community partners (from lawyers to farmers). Appalachia is rich with its own culture, history and pace of life. You will visit wellness centers, talk with business leaders and get hands-on experience at local farms all working together to promote exercise and healthy eating.

This opportunity is open to all sophomore-level or higher students in health studies and will apply toward coursework. 

Students must be enrolled Spring 2 or Summer quarter. 

Cost is tuition + $2,300 and includes: transportation, housing, meals and cultural activities.



Spend a week being immersed in the culture of Puerto Rico. Students will learn about its culture, history, cuisine, climate, language and healthcare system that Puerto Rico differs in from the mainland of the USA. You will also gain hands-on experience working with environmental issues in the Mangroves in Guaynabo and with organizations working with children, youth and literacy.

This opportunity is open to all sophomore-level or higher students in health studies and will apply toward coursework. Students must be enrolled in the Fall quarter.

Cost is tuition + $4,100 and includes: airfare, transportation, housing, meals and cultural activities.



  • Must be Sophomore-level or higher at time of trip
  • Must be enrolled in Allied Health Studies 
  • Completion of 3 quarters at RMU prior to trip
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Reference from academic advisor
  • Completed FAFSA, SIGNED financial aid plan and a $0 financial-aid balance by May 1, 2017 for Appalachia or July 1, 2017 for Puerto Rico
  • $300 deposit is required at the time of application. It is credited to the applicant’s account if they are NOT accepted into the program based on a decision made by RMU. If accepted, the deposit will be credited upon return, if there are no housing damages or flight changes caused by the student while abroad. All programs are subject to cancellation in the case of low enrollment.


 Contact Lora Timmons for more information at lotimmons@robertmorris.edu 



Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.