OverviewClick to Open
Embrace your inner jetsetter and explore healthcare issues from the perspective of the British and Dutch. Begin your study abroad experience in London researching the challenges facing the British National Health Service. Next, travel to Amsterdam and investigate culturally sensitive issues like euthanasia and elder care. Courses are taught at CIEE Global Institute – London and CIEE Amsterdam and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
Enjoy a series of guest lectures and site visits that bring you into contact and conversation with professionals in the field.
Develop leadership skills for matters critical to health.
Develop ethical and evidence-based policy opinions by looking at public health through various societal lenses.
languages spoken in London250
cars in Amsterdam263K
rooms in the Palace of Westminster1,000
Location & CultureClick to Open
Home of the 2012 Olympic Games, London is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. London is at the cutting edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, museums (which are all free!), comedy, and theater. There are abundant opportunities for enjoying summer in London – with eight Royal Parks right in the heart of the city and more green space than any comparable city in the world.
Wondering why it’s so easy to feel at home in Amsterdam? Chalk it up to “gezellig.” Roughly translated, that’s Dutch for cozy – a sensibility commonly associated with this city. Compact and easy to navigate by bike or on foot, Amsterdam houses more than 6,000 buildings from the 16th century forward, protected for historic importance. It’s loaded with charm and treasures, from gabled houses shoulder to shoulder along the canals, to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Matisse.
EXCURSIONS - LONDON
- Explore a historic location outside London on a day trip. Previous trips have included, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, and Canterbury.
- See the famous Tower of London, including the crown jewels.
- Explore central sites in the City of Westminster, home of Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, St James’ Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Palace of Westminster.
- Browse the urban markets on Sundays in Shoreditch and Brick Lane or for fabulous food on Fridays in Borough Market, and for souvenirs in Camden.
- Experience Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre on the banks of the River Thames.
EXCURSIONS - AMSTERDAM
- From Amsterdam, take a one-day trip into the countryside and visit an old medieval castle, a small, authentic fisherman’s town, or small Dutch city filled with history.
- Take a trip to Rotterdam, The Hague, or Utrecht – each significant in its own right – and compare your observations to what you know of Amsterdam.
- Go on a bike tour through Amsterdam’s countryside.
- Attend an outside movie-night at a popular city beach, a concert, a play, a flea market, or special exhibition in one of Amsterdam numerous museums.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Housing in London will be in either a residence hall or shared apartments centrally located in Bloomsbury, Farringdon, or Kings Cross. Students will share twin or triple rooms.
In Amsterdam, students live in single rooms, and may have private or shared bathrooms and kitchens. Residence halls are a short commute by foot, bike, tram, or metro to CIEE. Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. However, students are required to pay a one-time deposit of 75 euros upon signing their housing contract; this deposit will be returned at the end of the program if the room is in good state.
No meals are provided in either London or Amsterdam, but students will have access to kitchen facilities to cook their own meals.
Where You'll Study
CIEE GLOBAL INSTITUTE
London: Students get around by foot, bike, bus, or train. Amsterdam: Because the city is so compact, bicycles are the most convenient means of transportation, but it’s easy to get around by walking and taking public transportation too.
AcademicsClick to Open
This eight-week program allows students to study two of the world’s leading healthcare systems and build a foundation in public health. All students in this program are required to take the following courses: Contemporary Challenges in Global Health and Public Health in the Netherlands. In London, students connect with healthcare professionals and researchers, visit sites that demonstrate the impact of cultural dynamics on the delivery of public healthcare, and evaluate global trends and agendas in public health. In Amsterdam, students discuss the health effects of drugs and alcohol, euthanasia, and home birth.
In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.
CIEE Global Institute – London is located in the heart of Bloomsbury. It sits in one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of central London and features Georgian-style architecture, classrooms, a café, garden terrace, and tech zone.
CIEE Amsterdam is conveniently located across the street from the University of Amsterdam, embedded in a thriving, student-friendly neighborhood with cafés, restaurants, and picturesque canals.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
All students take one required CIEE course per session
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from London and Amsterdam when classes are in session. Students should be ready to take initiative and approach coursework more independently than they may be accustomed to in the U.S.
Classes taught at the CIEE Global Institute – London and CIEE Amsterdam are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and attendance is strictly enforced for both classes and required co-curricular excursions. The class typically features a combination of lectures, active participation, guest speakers, and guided site visits. Students visit organizations related to the themes covered in the course and then present their findings.
The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded based on participation, papers, presentations, and written assignments and/or written or oral exams.
Language of Instruction
CoursesClick to Open
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
- Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
Dates & FeesClick to Open
Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
What's IncludedClick to Open
Our StaffClick to Open
Get StartedHere's what you need to do to take the next steps:
START AN APPLICATIONApply Now
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!
CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.