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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2019 05/29/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Management (MGT), Modern & Classical Lang (MCL), Public Health (PBH)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CHHS, COB
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


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. 

Program Fee: $4,770

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
  • MCL 303 (3)
  • MGT 760 (3)
  • PBH 783 (3) 
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Michael Merrigan
Management and Information Technology Department


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
April 22  Organizational meeting to discuss course policies, itinerary, assign readings, form groups. Finalize group project topic and members
April 29 Group Presentations
May 6 Group Presentations
May 13 Final Review/Safety/Packing
Program Itinerary   
May 18 Depart for London
May 19 Arrive London bus to Oxford, check in to hotel, city tour
May 20 Oxford University – panel discussions over British healthcare and public health systems, Campus Tour and Punting experience
Travel to London – hotel check-in 
May 21 Morning hospital tour, panel discussion
Afternoon Sightseeing, Dinner at British pub
May 22 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
May 23 Day on own, London Day Pass/ Hop on Hop Off Pass 
May 24 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
May 25 Guided Tour of Notre Dame in the morning and guided tour of the Louvre and Palace area in the afternoon.
Dinner – Eiffel Tower 
May 26 Day trip outside the city
May 27 Meeting and Panel discussion with government officials – French healthcare system.  Hospital Tour/Meeting and Panel discussion with hospital/physician leaders
May 28 Day on own – Paris Day Pass/ Hop on Hop Off Pass 
May 29 Return flight from Paris
Post-Program Meetings Topic
June 4 TBD

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.