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.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.