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I learned so much. I learned that I could navigate the world on my own with minimal help. I learned I can adapt and adjust to changing circumstances. It was the most worthwhile thing I've ever done. Laura - American University View Entire Review
One of the most valuable things I did for my public health education was studying abroad with IES Abroad's HPP program in London and Oxford. I learned about public health from a European perspective; What are the priorities for health promotion in the UK? What are the current initiatives? How did England's health stats of today ... A student - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I gained not only educational knowledge, but also I learned a lot about myself. Lydia Carr - Howard University View Entire Review
Going abroad was most definitely worthwhile. Not only did I learn a lot about public health, but I learned so much about myself as a person. I learned how to travel on a budget, how to relax and not stress about schoolwork, and how I overcome challenges (like getting miserably lost). Nina D - Whitman College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence while I was abroad. It was definitely worth while. It forced me to go outside my comfort zone and I learned a lot about myself. Kerri M - Providence College View Entire Review
During my time abroad I not only discovered a new country, cultures and food but ultimately I rediscovered myself. A student - Creighton University View Entire Review
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in London through IES Abroad. I ultimately chose this program because of the classes I would be taking. As a public health major interested in global health policy, the classes corresponded wonderfully to my academic goals and allowed me further explore possible career opportunities in social service... A student - American University View Entire Review
This experience really sparked my interest for traveling and taught me so much about how international health care and human rights is viewed. I got hands on experience in the medical field in Jamaica, I was able to travel all over Europe for a very affordable price, and I got to volunteer with CLAPA. IES really catered to my in... Jorden Alex - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
I learned independence as well as new perspectives on different issues that I have been learning about at my home school. It was 100% worthwhile and I would recommend studying abroad to everyone. Michelle Williams - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
A better understanding of what health policies can do and how they affect our day to day lives. I gained an international experience that I never had, and challenged how I viewed things prior. Kevin Au - University of Rochester View Entire Review
This may sound cliché, but I’m being completely sincere when I say that study abroad was a truly enriching, eye-opening, and transformative experience that allowed me to not only discover more about myself but gain worldly perspectives. Being away from the campus bubble and away from all my closest family members and friends in ... Ellen K - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I gained a lifelong experience of learning about a different culture, people, food, and history. My experience abroad has provided me with the tools and experience to be a better public health professional in the future, as well as a better person with a different perspective. Kiara C - University of Rochester View Entire Review
My study abroad experience in the Health Practice and Policy program was great. All of my professors were very qualified and experienced in the subjects that they taught me. I had a Study London course that was taught by an Oxford lecturer who regularly explored European politics in his research. For my three HPP courses, I felt... Gordon E - American University View Entire Review
I gained so many friends and had so many adventures. I became more independent and learned to make my own budget and travel plans. It was the best three months of my life and I already miss it! hannah.thielmeyer - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
Don’t just learn about health care in a classroom—immerse yourself through theory and practice in compelling public health issues in London, Oxford, and Kingston, Jamaica, that are affecting local communities, countries, and the global population right now.
The curriculum for this program was created to meet the academic needs and interests of students in pre-professional medical studies and public health majors and minors, as well as students studying Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Through our program, you discover the different perspectives, challenges, and needs of diverse populations in London and Kingston with a once-in-a-lifetime service learning and practicum opportunity.
Six grand prize winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program. 30 runners-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.