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  • Locations: Cambridge, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Hotel
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, General Public, Non-Degree Seeking
Type of Program: Faculty-led Area of Study: Nursing, Social Work, Honors, Global and Community Health, Biology, Global Affairs, Health Administration, Integrative Studies
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Public Health Service UK

Public Health in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future

This course explores the ways in which political, social, and economic institutions and practices influence the history of disease, its understanding, and its control within the context of public health in the United Kingdom. We will examine the historical foundations of public health and epidemiology, visiting important locations such as the John Snow’s Broad Street pump, the Florence Nightingale Museum, Parliament, and several additional significant places. We will explore the differences and similarities in public health across three different cities in Great Britain – London, Cambridge and Oxford.  We will compare and contrast United States health care system with Britain’s National Health Service. 

Program Details


  • Global and Community Health: (GCH) 491: Study Abroad in Public Health
  • Global and Community Health (GCH) 591: Study Abroad in Public Health

Eligibility & Prerequisites

This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.


Double or triple occupancy in hotels.

Program Cost (Winter 2018):  $4625

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • double and triple occupancy rooms
  • Guided tours
  • Cultural excursions
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Most meals
  • Other transportation
  • Personal spending


Itinerary [pdf]

 *Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed.  Syllabus available upon request.

Contact Information

Program Officer

Denise Elles-Mdahuar

Academic Director

Laura Wheeler Poms, PhD, MPH

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.