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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Sciences and Mathematics Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program
AU Faculty Director(s): Beth Yarbrough,, Meredith Jones, Majors: Other Majors upon approval, PreHealth Concentrations (medicine, dental, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, PA)
Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior GPA: 3.0
Applicant Restrictions: Must have 45+ Auburn credit hours by the start of Spring 2018, Only AU students may apply Maximum Number of Participants: 16
Program Description:

History and Culture in the Development of Medicine 


Students will gain a unique experience abroad by learning more about the origins of healthcare and its impact on modern medicine. Students will have exclusive access to museums that are not available to the public and only qualified practitioners and students in recognized courses in medicine may access. Other sites include the Wellcome Museum, the Florence Nightingale Museum, and the Old Operating Theatre. Students will also visit Eyam, the famous Plague Village from the 1600s. Additionally, there are be medical-themed walking tours, guest lectures by medical professionals, and tours of medical schools at King's College London and the University of Sheffield. No trip to London would be complete without a High Tea experience! There will also be free time built-in for students to explore the largest city in the United Kingdom!


To be eligible, participants must have completed 45+ credit hours prior to Spring 2018. Students will enroll in SCMH 5940 (3 credits) during the Spring 2018 term and travel to the United Kingdom in May 2018.


  • 10 January 2018: Date classes begin
  • 5 May 2018: Date of group travel
  • 6 May 2018: Start date on location
  • 20 May 2018: End date on location
  • 25 May 2018: Date classes and examinations end


Participants take SCMH 5940: Global Study / Travel in Sciences and Mathematics (3 credits) during Spring 2018.

Students will study the United States and United Kingdom medical preparation systems, and will be provided an opportunity to participate in learning experiences through travel to the United Kingdom.  Students will visit Sheffield and London through a collaborative effort between Auburn University, and universities in the United Kingdom.  Site visits include museums dedicated to the foundations of anatomical and pathological study, some of which are inaccessible to the general public, and places where plague and cholera outbreaks resulted in discoveries critical to the development of modern public health.


Download a copy of the Estimated Student Budget

Payment Schedule:

COSAM Group with Flag
  • 15 October 2018: Application Deadline
  • 14 December 2018: First payment appears on eBill
  • 01 January 2019: First payment due $2,725
  • 11 January 2019: Second Payment appears on eBill
  • 07 February 2019: Second Payment due $2,725
(Note: Students enrolling AFTER the first payment date in December will need to pay 100% of program fee on this date.)

Withdrawal Notice

  • Students should note that withdrawal from the program after acceptance and payment of the program fee may result in financial penalties.
  • Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.


Students will be housed in centrally-located hotels with 2-3 students sharing a room. Daily breakfast is included.


London, England, United Kingdom
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom and is the largest city in Europe, with its 32 boroughs covering over 620 square miles. The city is over 2,000 years old and was founded by the
Romans who named it Londinium. London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway,
known as the "Tube," and over 240 museums are housed in the city proper. It has a gross GDP of over
$731 billion and is the most visited city in the world.


  • SM.UK.SunsetParliamentSheffield / Eyam
  • King’s College London
  • St. George’s Hospital


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible.

If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

No visa is needed for U.S. citizens.


Contact Meredith Jones at


This program is currently not accepting applications.