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Program Type

  • OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

  • Health Sciences

Program Feature

  • Gen Ed


  • England
  • United Kingdom

Program Term

  • Spring Break

For more information on this program contact:

Dr. Michele Morrone
Program Director
Department of Social & Public Health
W355 Grover Center
(740) 593-9549




Global Public Health London will introduce students to events, places, organizations, and people significant to the past, present, and future endeavors of the health professions. 

The course integrates mini-lectures on public health topics with daily excursions such as a guided tour of the British Museum, a flight on the London Eye, a walking tour of Soho, a trip on the River Thames to Greenwich, and a day at the Market in Camden Town. Also included are subway travel to an exhibit at the London Science Museum and a stop at the Museum of Natural History.

Ample time has been set aside to allow for visits to such famous landmarks as Harrods and the Marks and Spencer department stores, as well as a few evenings out at the theater, an inviting pub, the movies, and other attractions. In the course of discovering modern London and all it has to offer, we will come to see how so many modern health policies and practices are the result of classical public health control measures of centuries ago. 

Good to know

  • Admission to this program is on a rolling basis, with applications reviewed by the program director as they are received. Early application is strongly recommend.

Study Away and COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial, and academic risk. The CDC advises that you should delay travel until you are vaccinated. Note that entry to some countries and participation in local program and free-time activities, including in the U.S., may be severely restricted or potentially unavailable to unvaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated travelers should additionally expect to incur extra expenses and onsite logistical challenges due to onsite testing requirements. For further information, contact ogoriskmanagement@ohio.edu

Living Arrangements 

To make this experience as safe as possible, and maximize student exposure to London's rich cultural & social life, students will stay in shared rooms at a hotel in the heart of London, located within a short walk of the world famous British Museum and various theaters. Breakfast is included each morning.

Program Dates 

This program is next scheduled to run in 2024. Please monitor webpage for updates.


Students register for 5 credits of undergraduate or graduate credit. 

Students choose one of the following: 

  • EH 4920 Environmental Health Practicum (5 cr)
  • EH 4930 Independent Study (5 cr)
  • EH 6930 Independent Study (5 cr)

Students will learn course concepts and content through the many day trips, outings, and excursions integrated into the travel program. In addition to selected assigned readings, the course instructor will facilitate several location-specific (on-site) mini-lectures. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of current or historically notable public health interventions.


The program fee for this program includes: student accommodations, London Travel passes (Oyster card), excursions, farewell dinner, and international health insurance. 

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 5 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Please monitor this website for the current year student budget worksheet to be posted.

  • An itemized Student Budget Worksheet will be published when the next travel dates are available.

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 
  • For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.  

Looking for Funding Opportunities? 

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

College of Health Sciences and Professions students are invited to apply for a Global Health Travel Award for this program. 

Eligibility & Requirements 

This program application is open to all majors from all OHIO colleges, as well as non-OHIO students with a GPA of 2.5 or above for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

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.

US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the UK for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here