The World Endeavors Summer Study – Edge Hill University program offers students the opportunity to learn and experience the culture and history of the UK in an idyllic location. Students spend four weeks of the program studying their choice of courses, with the final week spent on a cultural exploration of London. And after completing the program, it’s easy to take time for travel.
Students are drawn to Edge Hill University for its fantastic location, close to the famous cities of Liverpool and Manchester, as well as the old seaside resort of Blackpool in the North West of England. It is a great base for those who want to experience English life outside of London and see a unique and beautiful part of the country. But the location is just part of what the World Endeavors Summer Study in England program has to offer. Students choose this program for the opportunity to study under highly-regarded researchers and instructors, see their field of study from a new perspective, and have a wide range of classes available to them all taught in English. In any study abroad program, the most successful students are open-minded and excited about experiencing a new culture and lifestyle.
The World Endeavors Summer Study in England program takes place on a vibrant campus on 160 picturesque acres near Ormskirk in West Lancashire. Ormskirk is a picture-perfect example of a charming English town—cobbled streets, centuries-old architecture, traditional English gardens, and plenty of pubs and restaurants. The people here are friendly and are always willing to welcome visitors. Ormskirk is an ideal location for students wanting to experience the slower pace of life in a British market town while being close to the vibrant, metropolitan cities of Manchester and Liverpool. The countryside in the northwest of England is beautiful with the famously scenic Lake District nearby. Trains and buses connect Ormskirk to London and the rest of Great Britain, making it easy for students to get out and explore.
“I gained so much from living in London this past summer. I traveled to 8 major cities, met so many new friends from all over the world, and had a wonderful internship experience. I had the time of my life!”
- Savannah, Intern in England
Students study a core module, British Culture & Heritage, in addition to one optional module. At the end of the Summer Program, students will receive 4-6 US credits.
This module seeks to raise awareness of British culture. The module provides a deeper understanding of the context and history which has shaped British society, culture, the political landscape and the position of the United Kingdom in the global arena. You will gain a critical insight into the diverse cultural heritage of the United Kingdom, illustrated by key texts from each period.
You will review entrepreneurship skills and small business development through theoretical concepts of enterprise, self-employment and small business management. You will explore and evaluate the different environments within which enterprise operates creating an awareness of emergent business types and their markets and the factors behind small business start-ups.
This module will introduce you to a major theme in British literature and culture, enabling you to appreciate and interpret literary texts in detail, and to understand them in their wider historical contexts. The module will enable you to communicate your understanding and knowledge of the literary landscape in a supportive environment.
Investigate the explosion of British music onto the international scene starting from the 1960’s and the rise of the Beatles up to the present day. You will examine the power and influence that British music has had on society throughout the decades.
Explore and experience the context of sport within the UK from community based activity through to the complexities of the football premier league. The module will investigate large mass marketing events and the legacy of London 2012. It includes a wide range of physical activity.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
Applicants to this program must have:
• A GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
• Fluency in English
Each student is accommodated in a single, en-suite room in a campus residence hall which has been recently renovated. The rooms include a single bed, desk and chair, with a wardrobe, drawers, bedside storage and a mini fridge. Each room also has a flatscreen tv and free wifi access. Breakfast and dinner are included for the first four weeks of the program
SUMMER SESSION: June 30 – July 28, 2018
– Application deadline: April 15, 2018
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Summer Study In England (Edge Hill University)||$6,690|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Tuition: 4-6 US credits
- Academic transcript from Edge Hill University
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Student services and learning support
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Airport reception and welcome (Manchester Airport only)
- Orientation and induction including half day excursion to Liverpool
- Student housing accommodations
- Free high speed WIFI internet
- Free gym membership and access to cutting-edge sports facilities
- Welcome buffet and Farewell Celebration
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 2 evening activities each week
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Housing security deposit (refundable)
- Additional Meals
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.