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England: Global Public Health - London

London- global public health


Global Public Health LONDON has been approved as a Tier III course.

This spring break public health program in London is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors.

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. 

CHSP students are invited to apply for a  Global Health Travel Award  for this program. 

Program info session: TBA

Program dates 

2020 program dates: March 6-15, arriving in London on March 7. 

Eligibility and selection process 

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. 

Admission to this program is by a rolling admission procedure, meaning that applications are reviewed by the program director as they are received. With enrollment held to just 10 students to ensure program quality, we recommend early application as all the places may be filled before the final application deadline.

All participants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 (to be credited to student’s program fees) as part of the acceptance process. An accepted student who fails to make their deposit by the deadline will be removed from the program, and their spot offered to the first wait-listed applicant able to commit. 

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.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

The deadline for complete applications (online application and reference letter receipt) : October 1, 2019


More information on funding can be found here.

Link to Application:  https://webapps.ohio.edu/eais/student/index.cfm 

Hotel & meals 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.

Courses and credits 

Students register for 5 credits of undergraduate or graduate credit. 

Students choose one of the following: 

  • T3 4700 Global Public Health (the Tier III offering) (5 cr)
  • EH 4920 Environmental Health Practicum (5 cr)
  • EH 4930 Independent Study (5 cr)
  • EH 6930 Independent Study (5 cr)

Other course number registrations may be possible—check with your major department for specifics. 

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.

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet - 2020
Graduate Student Budget Worksheet, 2020* 

* Before applying, all graduate students should contact the point person for this program to discuss charges and billing.

Find out about  scholarships  for this program. 

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

* Tuition

For Athens campus students the 5 credits for this program count towards your spring semester total credit hours. If you take 12 to 20 total hours (including this course), you will not incur additional tuition cost for spring semester. If you take more than 20 or fewer than 12 credits (including this course), your tuition charge will be adjusted accordingly. 
For students registered at an OHIO regional campus, these 5 credits will be billed in addition to your regional campus tuition. 

Additional Information on the United Kingdom

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  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 State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

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.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found here.

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-US citizens can be found  here .

For more information:

Tim Ryan
Professor, Department of Social & Public Health
W355 Grover Center
(740) 593-2134 

Megan Weber Massey
Program Coordinator
Global Health Initiative

About the instructor 

Dr. Ryan is a professor in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, where he teaches courses in the areas of environmental and occupational health and safety. He has been on the faculty at Ohio University since 1998, and previously held positions at the University of Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and Michigan State University. 

Tim Ryan took his first trip abroad at the age of 17 as an American Field Service exchange student to Germany. In the decades since, he has traveled extensively to Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Africa. His travels have included Paris, Scotland, Hamburg, and multiple trips to London and the North of England.

Copyright ©2014 Timothy J. Ryan, Ph.D., CIH, CSP and Ohio University





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