Global health


Earn 6 credits in just four weeks.

Explore Global Perspectives on Nursing  and Comparative Healthcare

Interested in nursing, midwifery, and medical practice? Learn how historical and social change has influenced the development of nursing functions and examine how ethics, sociology, religion, law, economics, and philosophy have affected clinical practice and the impact these have had on the role of nurses and midwives.

This short-term, accelerated summer program on the Global Perspectives on Nursing and Comparative Healthcare is a unique opportunity to gain a new perspective on nursing and to compare the healthcare systems of the US and the UK and explore questions of universal healthcare, including issues of inequality in accessing it.

Arrival: July 18, 2021
Departure: August 14, 2021
Program Fee: $5,595
Application Deadline April 23, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The London Experience



Spend one day visiting Stonehenge and Bath. While in London, explore the diversity of this cosmopolitan city with our My Global City events like touring Camden, the birthplace of Punk culture, or enjoying a curry on Brick Lane.


Live like a Londoner and stay in a shared apartment within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London center. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.


This is a short-term accelerated program composed of two 3-credit courses: "Comparative Healthcare Systems" and "Global Perspective on Nursing and Midwifery History". It includes guest lectures, site visits, and entrance to the Florence Nightingale Museum.

Short-Term Programs

CAPA short-term and accelerated programs are a great study abroad option if you are concerned about cost or time constraints.

CAPA London Program Inclusions


CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Courses & Credit

Earn 6 credits in just four short weeks.


You will live in a centrally located, shared apartment within commuting distance to the CAPA center.

Local Transit Pass

A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. Social events include a panoramic tour, an arrival reception, and a farewell ceremony.

Intern & Volunteer

This program does not have an internship component.

My Global City

These events may include a Jack the Ripper Walking tour, or self-directed activities such as touring London’s markets or exploring the city’s green spaces.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in London. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.



As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in London. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.


Summer Courses

Comparative Healthcare Systems  

This course will introduce the UK healthcare system and the context within which it operates. Students will explore the evolution of the National Health Service (NHS) from its inception in 1948 to present day; analyze case studies to compare the UK model of healthcare with other healthcare systems such as in the United States, France, Sweden, and lower income countries; develop an understanding of concepts and themes in comparative healthcare; and critically examine the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in healthcare.



Global Perspective on Nursing and Midwifery History  

This course will explore the development of nursing practice from the perspectives of medical, nursing, and midwifery history. Students will explore the impacts of social change, evolving attitudes to care, and the role of the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and American Independence, as well as the transition from Agrarian to Industrial Society in shaping nursing care; consider contributions made by Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, and Mrs Bedford-Fenwick to nursing practice; examine the effect of religion, philosophy, ethics, law, sociology, and economics on clinical practice and the professional role and practice of nurses and midwives; and reflect on related historical changes.



The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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