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  • Locations: Bethlehem, PA, United States; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom; York, United Kingdom;
  • Program Terms: May Term
  • Budget Sheets: May Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
Area of Study: Education, Educational Administration, English, European Studies, Health & Human Services, Health Science, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Literature, Nursing, Pre-Health, Public Health, Social Policy & Administration, Theater/Drama Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 1-First Year, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led, Study Abroad
Program Description:

Education and Health Care Systems in the United States and the United Kingdom: Evolution Post-Revolution


Program Overview

The colonialists who founded what became the United States of America were former British subjects. The language, social structure, and systems of justice established in the United States were built upon foundations laid in the United Kingdom. Yet, the American cultural meme that proclaims that its citizens must be assured “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” never specified how those pivotal ideals would assure the provisions of education and health to its citizenry. This course will compare and contrast the evolution of the contemporary education and health care systems within the United States and the United Kingdom. The effectiveness of these education and health care systems in being able to achieve the sociocultural expectations of its respective citizenry will be examined.

Program Outcomes


By the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analyze historical, cultural, and socioeconomic influences that have resulted in similarities and differences in the construction of education and health care systems in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  2. Examine the role that geography plays in either widening or narrowing health disparities or the achievement of learning outcomes between citizens of two select communities in the United States and/or the United Kingdom.
  3. Compare and contrast local and national social constructs that influence the health of students and the provision of health care services in schools in Bethlehem, PA, USA, in London, UK, and in York, UK.
  4. Critique the effect that adoption of select models of education or health care utilized within the United Kingdom might have among American citizens.

Faculty Directors

Program Details

londonProgram Dates: May 14-June 2; Classes will be held on campus from May 14-18, and the travel portion of the course will take place from May 18-June 2. 

Credit: 1 Unit; 3-4 credits for non-Moravian students

Cost:  $3,265 + airfare and fees (includes: tuition, in-country transportation, housing, and some meals)

Application Deadline: This program is no longer accepting applications. 

Program Directors: Dr. Joseph Shosh and Dr. Kerry Cheever

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.