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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Kingston, Canada; London, United Kingdom; Schenectady, United States; The Hague, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Union applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Curricular Focus: Community-Based Learning
Program Description:

This intensive learning experience is designed to explore health care systems of the United States, Canada, Britain, and the Netherlands in the context of their historical development. Selected experts will present an organized series of seminars on the history, sociology, and philosophy of health care in each country. These will be supplemented by tours of health care facilities and community agencies in each country.

Some examples include:

  • Academic hospitals
  • Health care planning offices
  • Nursing home or geriatric care centers
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Urban tertiary care hospitals

Course of Study (3 Course Credits)

National Health Services (TAB 323T) - Policy
Historical and Cultural Factors (TAB 324T)
Field Study: Health Care Facilities (TAB 325T)


In addition to an academic program in 4 countries, healthcare lectures will be supplemented by visits to Bartholomew's Hospital, Freud Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum and Institute; Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, The Museum of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability, 2 guided tours in Scotland with admission to Edinburgh castle,


Students will live in dormitory-style housing in each country.


(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)

  • January: Application deadline is the third Friday of winter term.
  • February: Accepted students must select "commit" or "decline" at the International Programs online application site to confirm participation 
  • 2018 Program Dates:
    • June 18 - 22: U.S.
    • June 24 - 29: Canada (Queens University in Kingston, Ontario)
    • July 02 - July 19: Britain (Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, and London)
    • July 20 - 28: The Netherlands (The Hague and Amsterdam)

For More Information

Contact Professor Zoe Oxley, NHS faculty leader for 2019.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.