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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Sciences and Mathematics
Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Beth Yarbrough,, Meredith Powell, Majors Eligible: Pre-Health Majors
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 3.0
Applicant Requirement: Must have 45+ Auburn credit hours by start of Spring 2019, Only AU students may apply Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Physical/Environmental Considerations: Ability to walk 6-11 miles a day
Program Description:

History and Culture in the Development of Medicine (London, England)



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 2019. Students will enroll in SCMH 5940 (3 credits) during the Spring 2019 term and travel to the United Kingdom in May 2019.

There will be extensive walking (6-11 miles a day), possible cobblestone streets, use of stairs. Participants must be able to carry own luggage. Please consider that allergies and specific dietary requirements may be difficult to accommodate and may significantly limit dining options. 


Program runs every other year. Expected to run in Summer 2021 
  • 24 May 2019: Date classes and examinations end
  • 09 January 2019: Date Auburn classes begin
  • 04 May 2019: Date of group travel
  • 05 May 2019: Start date on location
  • 19 May 2019: End date on location


COSAM Group with Flag

Participants take SCMH 5940: Global Study / Travel in Sciences and Mathematics (3 credits) during Spring 2019.

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 2019

Payment Schedule:

  • 9 November 2018: Application Deadline
  • Royal Wedding13 December 2018: First payment appears on eBill
  • 04 January 2019: First payment due $2,850
  • 10 January 2019: Second Payment appears on eBill
  • 01 February 2019: Second Payment due $2,850

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.


Required excursion to Sheffield and Eyam. Transportation will be provided.
Students will have ample free time to explore London on their own. 


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.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.