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  • Locations: Kingston, Jamaica; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Shared Apt. Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Internship: No
Advisor: Ethan Merritt Minimum GPA: 3
Class Level Required for Admission: Second-semester Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Not Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is this Program Right for You?

The London-Jamaica Health Practice & Policy Program run by IES Abroad is a combination of Health Studies courses taken at the IES Abroad Center in London complemented by a required service learning placement that emphasizes experiential learning with opportunities for hands-on engagement.

London student group

Academic Information

Curriculum Highlights
  • Enroll in Health Studies courses at the IES Abroad Center in London.
  •     Earn academic credit in a supervised service learning placement.
  •     Round out your curriculum with your choice of one Study London elective course.
  •     Travel to Jamaica for the final 8-10 days of the program for an intensive field study of health care in Jamaica.
Students on the program take a core 6-credit public health course which incorporates a service learning placement and the Jamaica study trip.  Students then take two additional 3-credit public health courses.  The final fourth course is an elective chosen from IES wide range of non-public health course offerings at the London program center.  For more details on the specific courses, please review the IES website.

Course Equivalency: Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.

Student Life

  • Excellent student apartment-style housing in the Chapterhouse King's Cross Residence Hall.
  • Optional IES Abroad field trips to locations of historical and cultural relevance such as Edinburgh, Stonehenge, and Stratford-upon-Avon.
This international student residence hall is located in central London. Students share a room with an en-suite bathroom and have access to a common kitchen with other students on your floor. There is also a café on-site providing hot and cold meals. Bed linens are provided, but you’re responsible for your towels. There are laundry facilities and common areas with wireless Internet (and 24-hour Internet access in your room) on various floors of the residence hall, and you have access to the fitness facility (with a one-time induction fee) located in the building.

The housing has 24-hour security, and is a 5-minute walk to King's Cross station, where you can catch trains on six different underground lines. You can also reach the IES Abroad Center in 25 to 30 minutes by foot.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/05/2016
Varies by program 01/03/2017 04/15/2017
NOTE: Program dates are estimates. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.
Fall 2017 03/10/2017
Varies by program 09/05/2017 12/16/2017
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.