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Global Health & Cultural Communications in London

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Project ended on May 08, at 07:00 PM EDT
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Global Health & Cultural Communications in London

This new study abroad program will allow 16 Georgia State University students the opportunity to travel to London and learn about aspects of healthcare around the world. The course will help prepare them to excel within increasingly global healthcare systems. Students will develop a greater appreciation for cultural diversity, and will investigate how healthcare professionals have sought to contain, control, treat and cure different health conditions.

By making a gift, you are helping students and faculty increase their global competency and cultural communication skills, and will further their understand the social and medical history of disease and healthcare.

Students will have the opportunity to visit the Royal College of Physicians and Medicinal Garden, University College Hospital, Wellcome Collection, Royal College of Nursing, Anesthesia Heritage Center, Old Operating Theater, Florence Nightingale Museum, National Health Service and Care Quality Commission, discussing each within the context of past and current healthcare practices. They will interact with local historians, professional tour guides and local healthcare providers. They will also have selected textbooks and readings to facilitate group roundtable discussions, learning learn about specific diseases within the social and historical context of their travel. Conditions and concepts to be studied will include: AIDS, cholera, alcoholism, miasma, smallpox, plant-based pharmaceuticals, tuberculosis, plague, obesity, and diabetes. Students will discuss food from a cultural and historical perspective, while touring London’s historical East End, discussing the impact of immigration on neighborhoods, cultures, food and health, while sampling 8 cuisines.

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Fish & Chips

$10 covers the cost of one student meal in London.


One Night in London

$45 covers the cost of one night's lodging in London.


History or Culture

$100 covers the cost of either the medical history tour with the Royal College of Physicians OR the East End Cultural Food Tour


Or Both

$200 covers the cost of both the medical history tour with the Royal College of Physicians AND the East End Cultural Food Tour.


A Place to Sleep

$325 covers the cost of 1 student's lodging for the full trip.


Crossing the Pond

$1,500 covers the cost of one student's round-trip airfare.

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