University of Evansville

Health Services Administration

UE offers a combined five-year bachelor and masters's health services administration degree.

10-Day Harlaxton Program

The British and U.S. Health Care Systems: A Comparative Study

June 16 — 26, 2014

Harlaxton College

This study abroad experience is headquartered at the University of Evansville's British campus, Harlaxton College. The 10-day class is designed for both practicing health care professionals and full-time students. All majors are welcome to apply.

This course focuses on a comparison of health care systems in Great Britain and the United States. Both historical and modern health care sites are visited. The tentative schedule includes visits to Nottingham, Lincoln, Eyam, Leicester and Grantham. The origin of health care systems will be studied during visits to a hospital, hospice, selected almshouses and cathedrals. Group discussions with British citizens concerning the consumer's view of the British health care system are also scheduled.

Attendance at International Conference Included

During the final three days of the course (June 23-25, 2014), students will participate in the Eighth International Conference on Healthcare Systems and Global Business Issues. This international conference is being held at Harlaxton Manor. Students will have the opportunity to network with individuals from many countries who are involved in various fields of the health care industry. Also, students will have an opportunity to present papers at the conference. All costs for the conference, including registration, are included in the course fee.


You may audit the course or receive three hours of graduate or undergraduate credit in health services administration for HSA 499 or HSA 599. A limited number of spaces are available for guests that may accompany those registered for the course; however, priority is given to registered students. Students should check with their home school for course approval and course transfer information. The course is designed for both practicing health care professionals and full-time students. In past years practicing health professions (physicians, nurses and health managers) have enrolled as auditors.


Student residences, classrooms, and a dining hall are all found within the historic Harlaxton Manor on the British campus of the University of Evansville, Harlaxton College. The dorm-style rooms offer the charm of a Victorian manor house with complimentary access to contemporary technology including Internet and Wi-Fi.

Charges for 10-day Class

The comprehensive charge for the courses is: $3,450 for undergraduate credit; $4,500 for graduate credit.

This charge includes tuition (3 credits), room and all meals while at Harlaxton College, entrance fees to medical museums and cathedrals, round-trip transportation from London airport to Harlaxton, conference registration fee, and all field trips. Additional expenses include round-trip airfare between the USA and London, optional sightseeing and personal expenses.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own tickets. If enough students decide to depart from Evansville, the trip coordinator will provide information on a group flight option in early 2014. The group flight will depart Evansville on Monday afternoon, June 16 and arrive in London Tuesday morning (June 17). The group will be met at London Heathrow airport between 10-11 a.m. and be provided transportation to Harlaxton. Students may wish to travel independently and arrange for their own transportation. We will provide detailed instructions if students chose to travel independently. Current estimated cost of round-trip flight from Evansville in June 2014 is in the range of $1,250-$1,500. A nonrefundable deposit of $750 is due January 20, 2014.


Students from over twenty-five universities have registered for this course during the past twelve years. We welcome your application. UE students may apply online.

Students from other colleges and universities must instead use the visiting student application form.

Please contact us for additional information:
For course information: Dr. Bill Stroube at 812-488-2870 or
For general information: Cindy Felts 812-488-1046 or


Bill Stroube, Ph.D.

Dr. Stroube is Professor and Director of the Health Services Administration Program at the University of Evansville. He has published in the areas of international health care issues, health care marketing, and health care ethics. Before joining the UE faculty in 1998, he spent 12 years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience leading student groups through the British health care system and has taught seventeen courses in England in a 10-day and 5-week format. Dr. Stroube received the 2008 Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the University of Evansville Alumni Association.

Guest Faculty

Kathleen Farrell, DNSc, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCNS

Dr. Farrell is a Professor of Nursing at Murray State University. She is a certified acute care nurse practitioner and critical care clinical nurse specialist. Her clinical focus is in adult health. She was recognized by MSU students in 2000 with the Professionalism Recognition Award and has been the recipient of the Kentucky Board of Nursing Incentive Award and numerous grants for scholarly activity. Dr. Farrell is published in areas of chronic illness management and nursing education. Before joining the Murray State University faculty, she had over 16 years of clinical and managerial acute nursing experience. She participated in the 2012 and 2013 Study Abroad experiences at Harlaxton and has traveled abroad extensively.

Ashish Chandra, MMS, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Chandra is a Professor of Healthcare Administration in the School of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas where he also served as the department chair for over four years. Previously he served as a faculty member at Marshall University, West Virginia and at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans. He has published over 65 journal articles or book chapters related to health care marketing, health care management and policy, health technology, and health care ethics. He has served as President of four major international academic organizations - the Business and Health Administration Association; the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; the MBAA International; and the Federation of Business Disciplines. He has also served as the program chair of eight major international conferences. Professor Chandra participated in the 2013 Study Abroad experience at Harlaxton.