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  • Locations: London, England, UK
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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CPHHS London Brochure1
Join us this summer to study global public health in one of the most diverse cities in the world. While living in London's East End for three weeks, students will be immersed in London's eclectic mix of cultures, a universal health care system, and a wealth of historical artifacts to analyze the past, present, and future of public health and health care. Students will trace John Snow's footsteps in his landmark epidemiological cholera investigation, meet health care and public health professionals, and visit a number of health care and health promotion facilities. In the past, students visited the London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine, one of England's National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, NHS's world-renowned sexual health clinic, and a non-profit health promotion organization, among many others.

Areas of Study

Students will enroll in 3 3-credit courses: H320, Intro to Human Disease; H333, Global Public Health; and H399, Photostory Project. London’s health care and public health professionals and facilities serve as a primary source of content information for the courses. The course work is completed by student-led projects with the support of student learning assistants. Students who have already completed H320 and/or H333 on campus can apply as a learning assistant for the program.

H320 summary: This course uses a Public Health lens to study human diseases. Students learn about epidemiology, which is the study of the distribution and causes of disease, and how practitioners use epidemiology and other health promotion strategies to prevent and control disease on a population level. Through London excursions and a project-based learning approach, students will gain concrete experiences through conversations with local professionals, exploration of a landmark case study, and hunting for historical clues related to human disease and the evolution of medicine and the public health system.

H333 summary: Global Public Health expands the scope of investigating the distribution and causes of disease to include international comparisons and delving into international health and social issues. London’s diversity and collections of international histories offers a unique lens into studying global health. Students will compare the public health issues of developed and developing nations, using historical and modern London, a global city, as a case study to build upon.

H399 summary: London Photostory: To tie these courses together with each other and the students’ excursion experiences, students will capture at least one photo a day, describe the course concept the image represents, and post to Instagram. Students will practice health promotion by creating a photostory illustrating public health as learned through their London Classroom window. Students will learn the principles of photostory as an advocacy, health promotion, and research tool for their future use and compose a product they can use for their future internship and job interviews.


The program is designed for any student with a Junior standing who is interested in public health. Students who have already taken H320 and/or H333 can ask to be considered for one of the Learning Assistant positions, substituting H406 credits in place of H320 and/or H333 credits in London.

Cost Estimates

Program Cost Estimates

Program Fee $3900
Tuition $1800 (approximate)
Housing Included in Program Fee
Meals $350-$600 (estimate only)
Accident & Sickness Insurance $50 (approximate)
International Airfare $800-$1500 (estimate only)
Passport $135
Visa or Entry/Exit Tax $0 for US citizens; non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa in advance and should contact their international student advisor.
Books & Supplies TBC
Local Transportation Included in program fee
Misc. Expenses $50-$300 (estimate only)
INTO OSU Joint Venture Internationalization Scholarship -$600 (20 available)
Total Estimated Expenses $6,485-$7,685

Additional Info

For more information: Email Aimee Snyder; or make an appointment with Aimee via; or find more information here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.