London, England

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 17 – Aug 11, 2020 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 6 total semester hours / 9 total quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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.

Unique Experiences

  • Explore distinctively different

    approaches to Western public health, illuminated by site visits and expert guest lectures.

  • Evaluate

    the political discourse surrounding “free” healthcare.

  • Get an insider’s look

    at iconic sites in London and Amsterdam, and beyond.

  • nationalities in Amsterdam

    180
  • languages spoken in London

    250
  • ARTIFACTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM

    7 M

Location & Culture

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LONDON

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 (many of which are free!), comedy, and theatre. 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.

AMSTERDAM

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.

The Culture

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

  • Venture into the countryside to see a medieval castle, an authentic fishing town, or a small Dutch city with a rich history.
  • See more of the Netherlands with an overnight trip to Rotterdam, Maastricht, or Dordrecht.
  • Soak up Dutch culture with special dinners, bike tours, movie night at a city beach, concerts, flea market visits, or special museum exhibitions.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Housing 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.

  • MEALS

    No meals are provided in London but students will have access to kitchen facilities to cook their own meals.

LondonAmsterdam, EnglandNetherlands

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE GLOBAL INSTITUTE LONDON

    Near the King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground station.

  • B

    CIEE STUDY CENTER AMSTERDAM

    Steps from the University of Amsterdam, on the eastern side of the city center.

  • C

    Getting Around

    An exceptionally walkable and bike-friendly city, Amsterdam also has easily accessible public trams, busses, and metros.

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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. 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.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    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.

  • GRADING

    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.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    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.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
All students take one required CIEE course per session

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.

Scholarships

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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 & Fees

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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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to 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

Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer Session II and III 2020 8 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Jun 17, 2020* Aug 11, 2020*
$8,350
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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 = $5,418 **

Housing = $2,465

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $8,350

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

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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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