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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 11/18/2018
Rolling Admission 03/16/2019 03/23/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences, University Wide
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Spring
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Program Lead Faculty: Kathie York
Program Advisor: Thomas Shannon
Program Description:

Program Overview

This 3 credit hour course, with optional travel to the UK over Spring Break, examines the impact of cultural, economic and political factors on health and health care in other countries. You’ll finish this course with an understanding of the global impact of health and health care.
During travel over Spring Break, we will be exposed to the history of modern health care in the UK and around the world and discover successful efforts in Global Health and training, as well as visit the famous sites in London. This course is open to all UC students at the Junior and Senior level.

Global Health Flier.docx

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London, the capital of England, sits on the River Thames and is a hotbed of historical significance for medicine, nursing and health. It is the largest city in the UK as well as western Europe and is the world's largest financial center. London offers a large variety of European cultural and historical sites and sightseeing activities.

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Who Can Participate?

Junior and Senior students.

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in NBSN3090 Global Health  for 3 credits for the spring 2019.

This optional study abroad is part of the Global Health course offered Spring 2019, NBSN3090. The Global Health course is an introduction to global health and global health systems. The student will examine the impact of cultural, economic and political factors on health and health care in other countries. The focus on health disparities, the global burden of disease, access to care, social justice, and health as a human right will be explored. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will guide the students learning about a variety of global health issues.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Kate York, PhD, RN, CNP is the lead faculty for the course and the study abroad. Dr. York has extensive travel and work experience outside of the U.S. Her expertise lies in Global Health and Global Health Systems. Dr. York has traveled with students to Tanzania, the UK, India and Nicaragua.

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Living Arrangements

Students will be housed in a 3-star hotel setting in double, triple or quadruple occupancy(separate beds).

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Getting There

Group flight from CVG to London. International airfare is included in program costs. 

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Program Costs

 2019 Estimated Program Cost:  $2500

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare 
  • Some meals 
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Visa fees(if applicable, U.S. passport holders do not require a visa to enter the UK for a stay up to 180 days). 
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA. This brings the posted financial liability of the program down to $2100. 

Note that program charges  will be posted on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process. 

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Kate York, PhD, RN, CNP
Director of Global Health Nursing/Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
(513) 558-1108

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This program is currently not accepting applications.