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  • Locations: Edinburgh, Scotland; Glasgow, Scotland
  • Program Terms: Spring/Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Merrimack applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Liberal Studies Core Fullfillment: Experiential Learning (X)
Program Description:
[Explores public health in the global context. Course examines public health issues and regulatory structures in context of Scottish culture. In-country students participate in public-health related service. Focuses on comparing and contrasting public health in the US and abroad.]
Short-Term Faculty-Led Course

Merrimack Global Course

Streets of Glasgow, ScotlandHSC3150 Public Health Issues Abroad: Scotland provides students with an opportunity to explore public health in the global context. Students will spend time leading up to the study abroad component, examining the Scottish culture, public health issues and regulatory structures. During the in-country time, students will participate in public health related service as well as cultural experiences. Upon return, students will reflect and debrief on their experiences, with a focus on comparing and contrasting public health in the US and abroad. 

The weekly seminars meet all throughout the spring semester both before and after the on-site component in Scotland. The the on-site component in Scotland itself takes place during spring break.

HSC3302: Introduction to Public Health

Course fulfills:
  • Major elective for Public Health
  • Liberal Studies Core: X (Experiential Learning)


Sarah Benes HeadshotSarah Benes, Ed.D.
Telephone: 978-837-5610


The program cost of $3,600 includes all course and program-related expenses, including:
  • Round trip airfare
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Three meals per day
  • On-site transportation
  • Tickets for cultural activities and excursions that are part of the courses
  • International health insurance
***Upon acceptance, a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm acceptance.

BILLING: The Bursar's Office will charge the program fee to your account. Payments are made to the Bursar's Office per usual. Students should discuss payment plans with the Bursar's Office. For additional billing questions, please contact the Bursar's Office: Room 12, Austin Hall,,  978.837.5310.

FINANCIAL AID: Institutional and Federal Financial Aid can not be used towards these program fees. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Office of Global Education (GEO) offers scholarships to students who participate in our short-term, faculty-led academic courses. The GEO offers both need-based scholarships and academic excellence awards.  To apply, please download and complete the scholarship application form below. Please review form carefully for scholarship instructions and deadlines!

GEO Faculty-Led Scholarship Form.pdf
***Neither the need-based scholarship nor the merit award are guaranteed. 


Students must complete the following prior to application deadline:
  • Submit the online application
  • Submit a Student Affairs Reference
***All applicants will have an interview with the faculty leaders after the application deadline.  Faculty leaders will contact applicants to schedule interview.

This program is currently not accepting applications.