Locations:London, United Kingdom;Oxford, United Kingdom;Paris, France
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Short Term Faculty Directed
Area of Study:
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Management (MGT), Modern & Classical Lang (MCL), Public Health (PBH)
Studies published by the Commonwealth Fund and other prominent organizations consistently depicts the U.S. healthcare system as the costliest of all the industrialized nations. These same studies also show that the U.S. ranks last in most quality measures. At the other end of this spectrum is the U.K. and France, who consistently rate in the top tier for low cost and high quality healthcare for its citizens. The purpose of this course is to study these systems through academic classes, panel discussions, and tours of healthcare organizations in Oxford, London, and Paris. The course will promote an understanding of each country’s cultural, economic, and policy differences. International travel will also expose students to diverse people, different languages, and help them build their leadership skills.
Organizational meeting to discuss course policies, itinerary, assign readings, form groups. Finalize group project topic and members
Depart for London
Arrive London bus to Oxford, check in to hotel, city tour
Oxford University – panel discussions over British healthcare and public health systems, Campus Tour and Punting experience
Travel to London – hotel check-in
Morning hospital tour, panel discussion
Afternoon Sightseeing, Dinner at British pub
Meeting and panel discussion with government officials who oversee NHS
Meeting and panel discussion with government officials over political system and role of monarchy
British Museum, Tower of London, River Cruise
Day on own, London Day Pass/ Hop on Hop Off Pass
Train to Paris, Lunch in Latin Quarter, Hotel Check-in
Sorbonne University/Pierre and Marie Curie University – French healthcare and public health systems
Dinner inside the La Maison le Gourmet
Guided Tour of Notre Dame in the morning and guided tour of the Louvre and Palace area in the afternoon.
Dinner – Eiffel Tower
Day trip outside the city
Meeting and Panel discussion with government officials – French healthcare system. Hospital Tour/Meeting and Panel discussion with hospital/physician leaders
Day on own – Paris Day Pass/ Hop on Hop Off Pass
Return flight from Paris
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!
Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students. Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.
Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad. Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.
Billing & Procedures
Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline. This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee.
The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.
All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.