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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Partner Institution: University of Liverpool (FICE: 900132)
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Fieldwork/Research, Interdisciplinary, Lecture, Study-Travel Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Location: On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Participant Selection: Competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

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Explore the modern city of Liverpool and the coastal beauty of Northern Wales!  Students will receive credit for two courses for a total of six credit hours. Students enroll in two courses taught by Professor Jody Clay-Warner and Professor Susan Haire. In these courses, students will learn about the U.K. criminal justice system and explore variation in crime around the globe. 

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Program Location

Visits to the Liverpool courts, Merseyside police department, International Slavery Museum, and the historic city of York complement in-class learning and allow students an opportunity to explore the Northern U.K.  A weekend trip North Wales includes visits to medieval castles, Snowdonia, and the seaside town of Llandudno. 

Contact Information

Professor Jody Clay-Warner
Department of Sociology
113C Baldwin Hall 

Professor Susan Haire
Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice Studies
Baldwin Hall
(706) 542-7079

Contact the following previous participants for more information:

Zaria Carter

Griffin Braid


Academic Program

This study abroad program, based in Northwest England (Liverpool), offers coursework in political science and sociology with a focus on criminal justice.  Students do not need to be criminal justice majors; if you are a criminal justice major, these will count in the degree program (under the category of major electives):

Crime in the Global Context (SOCI 4590). Taught by University of Georgia Sociology department head, Dr. Jody Clay-Warner (who is also a Meigs teaching award winner and recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching). In this course students survey many of the major issues in criminology, including the nature of crime, causes of crime, and societal reactions to crime. In taking a global perspective, students will not only examine variation in crime incidence across cultures, but  will also consider differences in the meaning of crime across different cultures and societal contexts. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think critically and to weigh the evidence for and against various perspectives.  In this way, the ultimate goal of the course is to provide you with the necessary tools to understand the complex issue of crime, as well as to evaluate crime-control strategies

Criminal Justice Systems in the US and UK (POLS 4781). Taught by University of Georgia political science professor and director of criminal justice studies, Dr. Susan Haire. This course will use a comparative approach, drawing on the U.S. experience, to develop students’ understanding of the British criminal justice system. During the pre-trip preparation, students will engage in assignments that provide an overview of the British and US systems and how they compare in terms of criminal justice administration.  After arriving in Liverpool, assignments will center on policing and trial courts in England and Wales (including excursions).  The final portion of the course will compare the relationship between political institutions and criminal justice policies in the US and England.

Program Itinerary

(pre-trip readings and assignments begin early June)

Day1 -Arrive University of Liverpool, UK
Day 2 -Liverpool – in country orientation, including tour of city and welcome dinner
Day 3 -Classes begin and are scheduled in the mornings each week (four days each week)
Days 4, 5 -Guest lecture and excursion to Crown Court or Magistrate Court
Days 6-8 Weekend open for travel
Day 9 Morning class; Afternoon-evening architectural tour of Liverpool
Day 10 Day excursion trip to the city of York, including visit to the York Minster 
Day 11  Morning class; Afternoon local excursion with other international students from Singapore
Day 12  Day long visit with Merseyside Police 
Days 13-14  Overnight excursion to North Wales, accommodations in Llandudno
Day 16 Morning: International Slavery museum tour; Afternoon: Tour of Liverpool F.C. Anfield Stadium
Day 17 Morning class; Afternoon: tour of local religious sites
Day 18 Morning class: guest lecturer on human trafficking
Days 19-21  Morning classes; program luncheon; move out on July 20th


Students will live on the campus of the University of Liverpool in single occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen.

Program Costs

Please view Cost of Attendance Sheet.

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
The health care in Liverpool was extremely accessible and it was not difficult at all to find medicine or a doctor if needed.

Zaria Elise Carter, Summer 2018 Participant
This study abroad experience allowed me to meet so many fascinating people both from the University of Georgia and from other parts of the world. This was my first time leaving the country and I wouldn't have had that opportunity without going on this trip.

Summer 2017 Participant
The quality of the program exceeded my expectations.

It helped me understand things from a different viewpoint
     — Margaret McNeel, Summer 2017
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