London Study Abroad

Classroom teaching will take place at Winston House at 3 Bedford Square in Bloomsbury, Central London. Participants will spend much of their time out in the field in a variety of activities, including:

  • Participate in walking tours led by guides with public health backgrounds who will incorporate their specialized, field-relevant knowledge into the tours. Tours will include discussion about sanitation and early epidemics in Victorian London, as well as a visit to the John Snow pub and the Broad Street pump, site of the infamous cholera outbreak.
  • Visit London-area historical sites, museums, and other cultural sites directly related to health and health systems.
  • Meet with local health experts, including faculty from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London.
  • Take part in a fun public health photo hunt in the heart of London.

This study abroad experience is a 3-credit hour spring course entitled, UK: Health Systems Around the World. All participants will be required to enroll in one of the following courses if accepted into the program:

  • PBHL-H 450 (Undergraduate)
  • PBHL-H 670 (Graduate)


Open to Indiana University students in good academic standing who meet these criteria:

  • Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Although designed for students with a special interest in health, students of all majors and IU campuses are welcome to apply
  • Students from other IU campuses will have the option to join the pre-trip sessions in person or via distance technology
  • Graduate students from the Fairbanks School of Public Health may be permitted to attend with permission of the instructor (supplemental coursework will be assigned)
  • Attend all pre-trip meetings on the IU Indianapolis campus in Indianapolis

Trip dates and application deadline

Program dates: March 10-15, 2024

Application deadline: October 27, 2023

Additional expenses will include:

  • Airfare of approximately $1,300 for roundtrip transportation to London (students will arrange their own flights).
  • Spending money for meals, excursions, theater tickets, and other incidentals (recommend $450).
  • Study abroad fees of $87 for the international study fee and $33 for insurance.
  • Passport fee of approximately $145.
  • Tuition and related fees to cover the required three-credit hour course (amount will vary based upon residency status and full/part-time status); visit the IU Indianapolis cost estimator to determine how the three additional credits will impact your spring bursar bill.

Apply for a scholarship now, travel later

IU Indianapolis undergraduate students can apply for a study abroad scholarship and later identify where they want to study. As a degree-seeking undergraduate student within your first year at IU Indianapolis, IU Columbus, or IU Fort Wayne, you may be eligible for the Study Abroad Planning Scholarship of $3,000. Applicants to the scholarships do not need to have already identified a program. This is an opportunity to explore all international options.

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Pre-trip planning sessions

There will be a series of pre-travel meetings on campus at IU Indianapolis. More information on the meeting details will be sent to students accepted into the program.

Housing and meals

Student smiling during London study abroad tripStudents will be housed in Acorn Apartments at a location that allows a reasonable commute to our classroom at Winston House in Bloomsbury. The accommodations are safe, clean, and comfortable. No male students will be permitted to share rooms with female students unless they are traveling as a legally married couple. Accommodations will be arranged for students.

Included in the cost of the trip are several meals, including a welcome dinner on Sunday, a continental breakfast at Winston House each day during the week, lunches four out of the five full days, and a festive reception with other students studying abroad in London. Students will be responsible for all other meals during the program. Students will have facilities in their apartments for storing and fixing snacks as desired.

How to apply

Preference will be given to public health undergraduate students; however, public health graduate students and undergraduate students of other majors are welcome to apply. Secure your spot today!

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Please note: All information is subject to change. This site is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. The Fairbanks School of Public Health reserves the right to change a program as new opportunities arise.