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UK Sponsored: Exploring Health & Care of Older People in Great Britain (Health Sciences)
Bath, England; Birmingham, England; Cardiff, Wales; Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; Stratford-upon-Avon, England (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Anthropology, Communication Disorders, Family Science, Gerontology, Health, Human Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology|
|Housing Options:||Hotel||Eligibility:||2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate|
|Minimum GPA:||2.0||Student Type:||Both undergraduate and graduate students|
|Advisor:||Susan Meredith||Program Director:||Gerry Gairola|
|UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Included in the UK Sponsored program fee|
UK Sponsored: Exploring Health & Care of Older People in Great Britain
2017 Dates TBD
(Departure from U.S.A. - Departure from host country)
An international perspective can assist in identifying and meeting the healthcare needs of people in any country. Students interested in the health and social care of older people will want to take advantage of this opportunity to learn first-hand about service and policy developments for elder care in an international context.
Participants will travel as a group to the United Kingdom to visit England, Scotland and Wales. Through visits to clinics, government agencies and universities, students will identify how each of these countries attempts to meet the needs of an aging population. Note: students in the College of Health Sciences will receive an automatic $500 scholarship to participate on this program.
For more information about the program, please attend an information session with Program Director Gerry Gairola from 3:00-4:00 in CTW 214 B on November 4th, 2015.
- Participate in a program at the University of Stirling in Scotland focusing on service development for individuals with dementia
- Visit St. Christopher's Hospice in London to learn how Dame Cicely Saunders developed the world's first modern hospice system
- Explore the National Health Service medical center and hospital in Birmingham, England
- Explore the culture and history of Edinburgh, Bath and London
This program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all academic disciplines. Students from universities other than UK are welcome to participate in this program as visiting students. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions or UK Graduate School Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program directors prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Sophomore students will enroll in HHS 395-701: Independent Study (3 credit hours).
- Junior and senior students will enroll in HHS 480-701: Independent Study (3 credit hours).
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).
Students will reside in hotels for the duration of the program. Breakfast will be provided at each hotel, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- Health Sciences scholarship - all student applicants from the College of Health Sciences will receive an automatic $500 scholarship to participate on this program.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the Embassy of Great Britain as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.
For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.
Dr. Gerry Gairola, faculty member in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Gairola will be directing the program.
Mrs. Susan Meredith, EA Advisor, email@example.com.
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