- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
The curriculum for this program was created to meet the academic needs and interests of students in pre-professional medical studies and public health majors and minors, as well as students studying Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. On this program, students discover the different perspectives, challenges, and needs of diverse populations in London and Kingston with a once-in-a-lifetime service learning opportunity.
Course load includes:
One Health Studies course taught by IES Abroad in London
A Health course taught at the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London or at the School of Global Health at Queen Mary, University of London
Intensive 6-credit Social Welfare Policy course with required service learning placement in London and in Kingston at the University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Mona
One elective course from the Study London ProgramDuring the final 10 days of the term, students participate in an extended course-related trip to Kingston, Jamaica, hosted by the University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Mona. Learn about the health care issues in a developing economy through lectures, discussions, and observation at community health clinics and local NGOs.
Fall: Beginning September-mid December
Spring: Beginning January-mid April
Academic Year: Beginning January-mid April
With a population of over 8 million, London is the largest city in the United Kingdom and home to a diverse population which speaks as many as 300 languages. It is considered a hub for business, finance and tourism and is visited by over 19 million tourists a year. London is also a center for arts and culture with over 230 professional theaters and 250 museums including the British museum, home of the Rosetta Stone, and the National Gallery which houses 2300 paintings from a wide-range of historical periods. With a history going back to Roman times, one can explore many important historical sites and monuments including Westminster Abby the burial site for the British monarchy and important historical figures, Big Ben, the House of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. With Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton and Stonehenge only a few hours away, London is close to many of England’s most well-known points of interest.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.