Study Abroad in Comparative Healthcare, Study & Travel Program

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Comparative Healthcare: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: May 13, 2022 to London | Inbound: June 1, 2022 from Italy

Comparative Healthcare

Academic Program: May 14, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Friday, May 13

Optional overnight flight from the U.S. to London.*

Saturday, May 14

Arrive London. Transfer to accommodation.*

Orientation and group welcome meal.

Sunday, May 15

Morning class: Introduction to the course and to key differences between U.S. and European healthcare.

Guided sightseeing tour of London.

Monday, May 16

Morning class: The history of the National Health Service and implications of Brexit.

Afternoon walking tour of London's medical heritage.

Tuesday, May 17

Morning class: A medical education in Europe.

Afternoon visit: Tour of a simulation hospital/medical training facility.

Wednesday, May 18

Morning class: Public vs Private healthcare.

Afternoon visit to the Wellcome Collection.

Thursday, May 19

Morning visit to 56 Dean St, a clinic offering expert sexual health services focusing on the needs of London's LGBTQIA+ community.

Free afternoon.

Friday, May 20

Morning flight to Barcelona.

Guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona.

Saturday, May 21

Morning class: A spotlight on the Spanish healthcare system.

Afternoon visit to the modernist hospital of Sant Pau.

Sunday, May 22

Study day.

Monday, May 23

Morning class: Mental health, approaches throughout Europe.

Afternoon visit to youth support services.

Tuesday, May 24

Morning class: Innovation in healthcare.

Afternoon visit to a healthcare innovation and investment institution.

Wednesday, May 25

Visit to the Royal Academy of Medicine or Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Catalonia.

Free afternoon.

Thursday, May 26

Morning flight to Florence.

Afternoon guided sightseeing tour.

Friday, May 27

Morning class: Approaches to pandemics: what have we learnt?Afternoon visit to a local hospital.

Saturday, May 28

Morning class: The Mediterranean diet and its globally recognized health benefits/the obesity crisis, with market tour.

Afternoon visit to La Specola and the Santa Maria Novella pharmacy.

Evening cooking class and group meal.

Sunday, May 29

Study day.

Monday, May 30

Morning class: Aging populations and senior care.

Afternoon visit to a senior center.

Tuesday, May 31

Morning: Final class and exam.

Free afternoon and farewell dinner.

Wednesday, June 1

Optional return flight from Italy to the U.S.*

Dates and itinerary are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.

Carbon is offset for in-program flights.

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