Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-01-04

About 100 Samford University students are studying in London, England, during January. Two groups of 50 students and accompanying professors will each spend two-week terms in residence at Samford's Daniel House.

Courses during the first session, Dec. 27-Jan. 9, include financial implications of international business, Shakespeare's London, the rise of the British State, art appreciation and international foods.

During the second session, Jan. 10-23, students will study cross-cultural teaching, multicultural aspects of family life and death and dying, history and politics, and international mass media and British entertainment. Several courses focus on health related topics.

Nursing students will compare and contrast the National Health Service of the British Isles with the health care delivery found in the U.S.

Pharmacy students will also study Britain's health system. They will visit hospitals, clinics and community pharmacies in England and Wales, and tour medical related museums and exhibits in London and Oxford.

A physical education course will compare Britain's personal and community health issues with those in the U.S.

This year mark's the 20th anniversary of Samford's London Study Centre. Samford acquired the property, now known as Daniel House, in 1984.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.