Destinations! Semester in Liverpool, England
(approximate -- 13 week program)
Term: September 20- December 20
(approximate -- 16 week program)
Term: January 15-June 5
About the City: Liverpool, a port city on the Irish Sea, recently celebrated its' 800th birthday, and was named European Capital of Culture for 2008. Home to the Beatles, Liverpool offers a vibrant mix of theatres, galleries, museums, concert halls, bars, shops and restaurants in the cosmopolitan city center. The new Liverpool ONE development downtown boasts 1.6 million square feet of ultra-modern shopping and dining; for culture, Liverpool has more museums than any city outside of London, including an outpost of the world famous Tate Gallery. Sport is very important here - the city is home to two world class football (soccer!) clubs- Liverpool and Everton FC. It's also very accessible to the rest of England and beyond: Manchester is 30 minutes away, London is only two hours by train, and most of Europe is a two hour plane ride. Pictures? Click here.
About the University: Liverpool Hope University is home to just over 7,500 students, and is located on two campuses: Hope Park, the main campus in South Liverpool, and Cornerstone, the Arts campus in the vibrant city center. The University has a tradition of providing higher education for over 165 years, and has grown from its' start as a teacher training college, like UWSP, to offering a wide selection of subjects. You can take most any course from their wide selection which makes it easy to stay on course to graduation. Liverpool Hope also prides itself on student support, with Dining in Nights (where all students in a residence hall eat together) every 2-3 weeks, to the wide selection of sports teams and clubs to writing labs and tutoring.
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors from all disciplines with academic focus, maturity, motivation, and an international perspective. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required. Please check with the International Programs Office for available positions as this program often fills one full year in advance. Attendance at orientation meetings and the Departure Workshop is strongly recommended.
December 1 for the following fall term and April 1 for the following spring term. Go to the Applications page for more details and forms. Late applications are OFTEN accepted for this program.
Select courses from a wide variety of subject areas while remaining enrolled as a UWSP student. You will be integrated into the normal semester at the Liverpool Hope University, taking classes from a special cadre of offerings open to international students. An important part of your pre-departure preparation is to work with the UWSP International Programs office to secure UWSP course and credit approvals. Courses in this program may qualify to meet major or minor degree requirements. Contact the International Programs Office to work out your course plan options.
Students select the courses from Liverpool Hope’s impressive offerings. A wide variety of subjects are available. In conjunction with UWSP International Programs, UWSP Admissions Office and the proper UWSP departments and colleges, students select classes, obtain syllabi and get the UWSP equivalencies for those courses before leaving for Britain. Students enrolled in this program will accept the responsibility of verifying that the credits earned at Liverpool Hope will be transferable (or applicable) to their major/minor at their home institution, if not UWSP. It is imperative that students know when registering in Liverpool how courses transfer back to UWSP.
You will receive 6 UWSP credits for a 30 credit course at LHU and 3 UWSP credits for each 15 credit LHU offering.
Although not evident from the catalog below, LHU is an excellent fit for students of Fine Arts. Art, Dance, Design, Music and Theater students can arrange for classes in the majors by providing portfolios, and then be advised on an individual basis creating a course plan to match their interests and talents. UWSP International Programs will work with you, your professors and/or your academic advisors at UWSP and LHU to customize your Liverpool curriculum. This is the only one of UWSP's overseas partners which offer such an arrangement for students of the Arts.
The Liverpool semester catalogs are here:
Semester 1 2015 catalogue LHU.pdf Spring Semester 2016
For a list of course equivalencies between UWSP and Liverpool Hope University (LHU) see:
LHU UWSP Course Equivalents 2015
To see a list of the classes available for US students at LHU, see their website here
Cost includes a 14-18 Week Academic Program, Room & Board in central Liverpool, UWSP fulltime tuition for Wisconsin Residents (Minnesota students qualify for reciprocity, surcharge for other out-of-staters is $1000), UW-System mandatory health/travel insurance, etc. Plan your budget to cover, your airline ticket*, passport & personal expenses. As the spring terms . are longer, there is a higher cost for those going second semester.
For information on how to book an airline ticket, please click here
The cost for the program has been reduced by nearly $3,000 for the 2014-15 terms!