London, England

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer Comparative Public Health Systems I + II ( London + Amsterdam)

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Information for term Summer Comparative Public Health Systems I + II ( London + Amsterdam)

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 total semester hours / 9 total quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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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.

  • Professional Development

    Enjoy a series of guest lectures and site visits that bring you into contact and conversation with professionals in the field.

  • Leadership

    Develop leadership skills for matters critical to health.

  • Global Ethics

    Develop ethical and evidence-based policy opinions by looking at public health through various societal lenses.

  • languages spoken in London

  • cars in Amsterdam

  • rooms in the Palace of Westminster


Location & Culture

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The Culture


  • 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 London’s central sites in the City of Westminster, taking in vistas such as 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, for fabulous food on Fridays in Borough and for souvenirs in Camden.
  •  Experience Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre on the banks of the River Thames.


  • 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 Life

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    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.

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    Getting Around

    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.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

This eight-week program allows students to study two of the world’s leading healthcare systems and build a foundation in public health. There are no prerequisites. 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.


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    Students take CIEE classes only with other CIEE students. Classes are held Monday through Friday. Teaching includes 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.


    London and Amsterdam: Students are graded based on participation, papers, presentations, and written assignments and/or written or oral exams. All assignments are given a percentage grade and the final grade is converted to a letter-grade.


    Students should be ready to take initiative and approach coursework more independently than they may be accustomed to. The European educational system allows students a high level of individual responsibility and initiative, and developing an independent and critical way of thinking is strongly encouraged.



    Students need to have an overall GPA of at least 2.5


Program Credit

  • Credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45 hours and 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session.

Students take one course during each session:

  • Contemporary Challenges in Global Health
  • Public Health in the Netherlands.

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.

Summer Session I and II 2019

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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.



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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.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Mandatory orientations – an introduction to London and Amsterdam culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees


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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I and II 2019 8 weeks May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,318 **

Housing = $2,465

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $8,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,700

International Airfare = $2,200

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $175

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $5,575

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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