London - Comparative Health Systems
2 Weeks - June 2015
London, United Kingdom
Directed by Deborah Meyer, PhD, RN
This program provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact with students and faculty from the City University of London. Beginning with online modules while still in the U.S. and extending to lectures at the City University of London, students will compare and contrast the health care systems in the U.K. and U.S. Students will also participate in clinical and/or service learning in community and hospital settings in London.
College of Health Sciences and Professions Nursing and Communication Sciences Disorders students in good academic standing (GPA 3.0) with Sophmore, Junior or Senior standing are eligible.
Students will be housed at local hotels in the vicinity of the City University of London. Rooms are mostly doubles and triples.
Excursions may include medicine tour of London, Windsor Castle, the Wellcome Museum, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Florence Nightingale Museum and the Old Operating Theater.
Courses & Credits
HSP 2900 Special topics in Health Science (4) NRSE 4900: Special Topics in Nursing (4) STDY LON: International Study London(0) CSD4900: Special Topics in CSD (4)
Complete the on-line application. Applications are now open, due by February 2, 2014. Follow the program checklist. Students will be notified of their nomination to the program 2 weeks after the application deadline. Once you have been accepted to the program you will receive an e-mail indicating additional requirements for participation. These requirements include a program administrative fee and deposit. You will also register your plans with the U.S. Department of State, submit a Confirmation of STEP Enrollment (Embassy Resgistration), International Health Insurance Form, a legible copy of the photo page of your passport, and your flight itinerary through the online application system. You must also provide documentation of immunizations and a recent TB test to the Office of Global Health Programs. A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required within 2 weeks of acceptance into the program. The deposit will be applied to the program costs and deducted from your bill. OU-Participants will be sent a deposit slip with their e-mailed nomination letter and will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 to the Bursar's office (Chubb Hall). Cash or check payments accepted. Non-OU Participants will be sent a deposit slip by mail and will return payment by check to the Ohio University Bursar's Office, P. O. Box 960, Athens, OH 45701.
All fees (including the $150 administrative fee) will be posted to your Ohio University Student Account (You WILL NOT receive an invoice by mail) and be due prior to departure in Mid-May. Non-OU students must activate an OHIO email address at https://www.ohio.edu/myid after completing the Non-Degree Application and receiving a PID number from Ohio University Admissions to access and pay their account.
OU Students can apply to the Office of Education Abroad Summer Travel Grants OU-HCOM & CHSP STUDENTS can apply to Global Health Travel Awards
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Health and Safety
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Entry and Exit Requirements
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Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.