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The Country and Site
Edge Hill University is located in the town of Ormskirk in the Lancashire region of northwest England, about 30 minutes from Liverpool and 2 hours (by train) to London. England is the largest country of Great Britain, sharing the island with the countries of Scotland and Wales. Together, along with Northern Ireland, these countries form the United Kingdom. England is a country with a unique and far-reaching impact in the world, due largely to its former status as one of the most powerful empires in history.
Northwest England contains both lively urban and beautiful natural settings. The city of Manchester contributed to the region's industrial growth in the 19th century, and the port of Liverpool continues to be a major shipping center. Lancashire also contains the Lake District, reputed to hold "the finest scenery that ever was," seaside beaches, and numerous castles, ruins, and other sites of historical importance.
Edge Hill University is located in the market town of Ormskirk, a short train ride from Liverpool and Manchester, in northwest England. An attractive campus, Edge Hill is well equipped to support visiting students with accommodations, learning, sports, and social facilities all on one site. The University has invested millions to provide students with a well-equipped, cutting edge learning environment. A sociable atmosphere, friendly staff and faculty, and a mix of students from all backgrounds all make up the unique Edge Hill experience.
The summer Edge Hill University program is a four-week, 6-credit program that offers students the opportunity to complete coursework focused on British history, culture, writing, and business (classes vary each summer). See "Courses" below for academic information. The program includes multiple excursions/activities each week, accommodation, breakfast and dinner each weekday, orientation, gym membership, airport pickup and other social activities.
The program will run over a 4 week period, split into 2 distinct blocks of two weeks each. The first module, British Culture and Heritage, is mandatory. Students will have a choice for their second module.
British Culture and Heritage (module 1; 3 credits):
This module is designed for international students who wish to explore and interpret British culture. The module will introduce students to historical and social contexts which have shaped the cultures of the United Kingdom and determined its influence in the global area. Students will gain a critical insight into the diverse cultural heritage of the United Kingdom, illustrated by key texts from each period.
Second Module choices (choose one; 3 credits):
|The Literary Landscape of the North of England
||This module will present a broad survey of the literature of northern England in the first half of the nineteenth century, through guided study of key texts and visits to places that are uniquely associated with Romantic writing. Students will gain an understanding of a literary heritage that has proved a lasting influence on English literature, as subsequent literary periods including Victorian and Modernist movements adapted and reacted to its innovations relating to the self, textual form, and literary-political engagement.
|Business and Entrepreneurship
||The students will review entrepreneurial skills and small business development through theoretical concepts of enterprise, self-employment, and small business management evaluating differing environments within which enterprise operates (including the rise of the digital economy), creating an awareness of emergent business types and their markets, the factors behind small business start-ups, entry routes, funding, and barriers. A practical element includes foundational steps towards a business start-up project, involving students demonstrating key skill areas such as communication, negotiation, self-management, and problem solving; and more generic skills in numeracy, research, and cognition. The combination of these aspects will enable students to evaluate a business idea, conceptualize, and plan how to bring the idea sucessfully to market.
|A Very British Playlist
||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.
|Sports Policy and Practice in the UK
||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.
Please note: Modules are subject to availability and offerings may vary depending on student enrollments.
Housing & Meals
Students reside in on-campus residence halls with a partial meal plan (breakfast and dinner weekdays). Students will be responsible for their own lunches daily and for all meals on the weekend.
Included in the program cost is a variety of excursions. The actual excursion will vary based on the module chosen. Program participants will also go on day trips and have other social/cultural events throughout the duration of the program.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.