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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Liverpool, United Kingdom; Llandudno, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Comparative Studies, Culture, English, History, International Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led
Click here for a definition of this term GE Requirements: GE: Open Options – Education Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Arts and Sciences
Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Research Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Tiffany R. Pierskalla
Program Description:
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Program Liverpool tab 1

This interdisciplinary study tour introduces students to the history, literature, and culture of Liverpool, England.  Students will examine Liverpool as a microcosm of the past three centuries of British history as a whole, investigating its role as a major participant in the 18th century slave trade, its colorful immigration history, and its recent transformation from a blighted 20th century industrial city roiled by labor disputes and riots into a European Capital of Culture in 2008.  The spring course will take place on the Newark campus, during which students will develop individual research projects, followed by spring break in Liverpool, England, where they will both engage in planned activities, including tours and visits to sites of historical and cultural interest, and have free time for research and exploration. Upon return, students will  develop their final projects and present their work to the class. 


The program will be based mainly in the port city of Liverpool, famous as the home of the Beatles, a multicultural metropolitan center with both a global feel and a lively local scene. Students will also have the opportunity to visit 13th-century Castle Conwy in North Wales and Manchester, the UK's second-largest city and home to the world-renowned University of Manchester.


Everyone will stay in hotel/hostel arrangements in all locations.

Resident Directors

Katie Blocksidge
Library Director

Ohio State Program Contact

Tiffany R. Pierskalla
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click here to request one.



Courses and Credit Liverpool tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register for three credits of ASC 2798.06 The Past, Present, and Future of Liverpool associated with this program. This course first takes place on Newark's campus for the full spring semester and the travel portion will be held on spring break from March 10 - 17, 2019. The courses conducted on Newark's campus will not be held every day, but twice weekly. 

ASC 2798.06 has been approved to fulfill the GE - Education Abroad Requirement.

In the process of learning about and directly experiencing Liverpool’s rich cultural heritage, students will be encouraged to think critically about connections between Britain’s past, its present and its perceptions of the future and to reflect on what their new understanding of a foreign city can teach them about the United States and its position in the world.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
  • Students recognize and describe similarities, differences, and interconnections between their host country and the United States.
  • Students function effectively within their host country.
  • Students articulate how their time abroad has enriched their academic experience.
  • Students develop research skills, including information and digital literacy, by conceiving and creating original research projects.
Full participation on Newark's Campus, both before and after the travel portion, is mandatory.



Application Requirement Liverpool tab 3

Students from all majors and ranks are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to students from the Newark campus (i.e. students who take at least 50% of their credit on Newark's campus).

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Students must have successfully completed English 1110 or its equivalent prior to participation or be enrolled in the course in spring 2019.

All applicants will need to submit an academic reference letter from a recent professor/TA in order to complete the application. 

All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to



Program Costs Liverpool tab 4

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $1,000 program fee. The program fee includes airfare, accommodations, program activities, transportation in the UK, and most meals. The program fee does not include personal expenses, the cost of a passport, or some meals. Please refer to budget sheet for this program for the full estimated costs. 

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.



Information Sessions Liverpool tab 5

  • September, 27, 12:45-1:45 PM, Warner 175 (Newark Campus)


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 11/01/2018
11/08/2018 03/09/2019 03/17/2019
NOTE: Dates include travel to and from the Columbus Please note that this program is part of a spring 2019 course held on Newark Campus.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.