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London Comparative Health

Applications open Fall 2015. Application Deadline:  February 1, 2016.  

May 7 - 23, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Directed by Deborah Meyer, PhD, RN

LCHS Group City University of LondongThis 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 Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing are eligible. 

Please check the Office of Global Opportunities link to the Policy on Judicial Standing for Study Abroad Participants.  




Living Arrangements

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 (6)
  • NRSE 4900: Special Topics in Nursing (6)
  • STDY LON: International Study London (0)
  • CSD 4900: Special Topics in CSD (6)


2015 Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet
2015 Graduate Student Budget Worksheet

Application Process

OHIO University Students: Complete the GOIS On-line Program Application.

  • Year 3 & 4 Heritage College medical students applying for faculty directed programs must also obtain and send a letter from your Clinical Education office confirming that you have permission to include the program in your schedule and that you are in good academic standing. 
  • Academic & Judicial Checks:  An academic and judicial check on all OHIO students is conducted before application and prior to departure.

Non-OHIO-University students: follow the Non-Ohio Graduate or Undergraduate Instructions to enroll as a non-degree student at Ohio University before you apply for the London Comparative Health Program.

Post Nomination Checklist 

Please refer to the Global Health Program Checklist for instructions on submitting additional information once you have been nominated for a program.  This checklist also includes information on course registration for programs.  


Funding Opportunities

Program in The News

Summer 2014 London Comparative Health Systems Program Blog

Information on the UK

CIA World Factbook

Health and Safety

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the US State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.

It is each student's individual responsibility to determine the entry and exit requirements specific to their personal situation. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. The following information will hold true for most US passport holders. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at US citizens do not need a visa to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates, if you have recently visited the country, or if you plan to travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program in order to determine your appropriate course of action.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.

Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.

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Deborah Meyer, Ph.D, RN
Phone: 740-593-2266