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UK Sponsored: Exploring Health & Care of Older People in Great Britain (Health Sciences)
Cardiff, Wales; Multiple, England; Multiple, Scotland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fees and Policies Summer 2
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Anthropology, Communication Disorders, Gerontology, Health, Medicine, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology
Housing Options:
Hotel
Eligibility:
3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Advisor:
Sarah Whitaker
Program Director:
Gerry Gairola
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Sponsored program fee
Program Description:

UK Sponsored: Exploring Health & Care of Older People in Great Britain (Health Sciences)

August 2-14, 2015
 
Great BritainProgram Overview

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.

To view the syllabus for this course, click here! (Syllabus to be uploaded soon!)


Highlights
  • 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
Eligibility

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. 

Academic Credit

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.
  • Students will enroll in HSE 595: Independent Study (3 credit hours).
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students retain the option to opt out if they wish
Housing & MealsGeriatric Nurse

Students will reside in hotels for the duration of the program. Breakfast will be provided at each hotel, but students will be responsible for all other meal costs 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.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs

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. 

 
GBPassport & 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. 

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, gagair01@uky.edu. Dr. Gairola will be directing the program.

Ms. Sarah Whitaker, EA Advisor, sarah.whitaker@uky.edu.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2015 03/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 08/02/2015 08/14/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.