London Study Abroad Program

London Study Abroad Program

March 10-15, 2019

londonIn London, students will explore both the past and the future of public health, including the early history of public health, as well as the organization, financing, challenges and future direction of the National Health Service. Classroom teaching will take place at Winston House at 3 Bedford Square in Bloomsbury, Central London. Participants will spend much of their time out in the field in a variety of activities, including:

  • Participate in walking tours led by guides with public health backgrounds who will incorporate their specialized, field-relevant knowledge into the tours. Tours will include discussion about sanitation and early epidemics in Victorian London, as well as a visit to the John Snow pub and the Broad Street pump, site of the infamous cholera outbreak.
  • Visit London-area historical sites, museums, and other cultural sites directly related to health and health systems.
  • Meet with local health experts, including faculty from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London.
  • Take part in a fun public health photo hunt in the heart of London.

This study abroad experience is a 3 credit hour spring course entitled, UK: Health Systems Around the World. All participants will be required to enroll in one of the following courses if accepted into the program:

  • PBHL-H 450 (Undergraduate)
  • PBHL-H 670 (Graduate)
London Study Abroad Syllabus


Open to Indiana University students in good academic standing who meet these criteria:

  • Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Although designed for students with a special interest in health, students of all majors and IU campuses are welcome to apply
  • Students from other IU campuses will have the option to join the pre-trip sessions in person or via distance technology
  • Graduate students from the Fairbanks School of Public Health may be permitted to attend with permission of the instructor (supplemental coursework will be assigned)
  • Attend All Four Pretrip Meetings on the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis


The program fee is $2,500, which covers:

  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Transportation to scheduled learning activities
  • Some excursions
  • Oyster cards for Tube travel
  • Some tours and entrance fees

Additional expenses will include:

  • Airfare of approximately $1,200 for roundtrip transportation to London (students will arrange their own flights).
  • Spending money for meals, excursions, theater tickets, and other incidentals (recommend $300 to $400).
  • Study Abroad fees of $82 for the international study fee and $30 for insurance.
  • Tuition and related fees to cover the required three-credit hour course (amount will vary based upon residency status and full/part-time status); visit the IUPUI cost estimator to determine how the three additional credits will impact your Bursar bill for Spring 2019.

Pre-trip Planning Sessions

There will be a series of pre-travel meetings on campus at IUPUI that will meet Fridays from 2:00-3:15 leading up to the trip date. More information on the meeting details will be sent to student accepted into the program.

Housing and Meals

londonStudents will be housed in Acorn Apartments at a location that allows a reasonable commute to our classroom at Winston House in Bloomsbury. The accommodations are safe, clean and comfortable. No male students will be permitted to share rooms with female students unless they are traveling as a legally married couple. Accommodations will be arranged for students.

Included in the cost of the trip are several meals, including a welcome dinner on Sunday, a continental breakfast at Winston House each day during the week, lunches four out of the five full days, and a festive reception with other students studying abroad in London. Students will be responsible for all other meals during the program. Students will have facilities in their apartments for storing and fixing snacks as desired.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until midnight on October 8, 2018. A total of 24 students will be accepted into the program. Preference will be given to public health undergraduate students, however, public health graduate students and undergraduate students of other majors are welcome to apply. Secure your spot today!

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