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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission 06/26/2021 07/18/2021

** 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 Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: YES
Partner Institution: University of Liverpool (FICE: 900132) Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Participant Selection: Competitive Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Interdisciplinary, Lecture Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology Language Program: NO
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Work Opportunity: NO Volunteer Opportunity: NO
Housing Location: On-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.

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UGA-Franklin-SPIA-GLOBIS-Liverpool Study Abroad-Summer

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 Chester 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:

Hannah Jaeger

Zaria Carter

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 professor, 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 political and legal institutions that shape criminal justice policy and administration.  After arriving in Liverpool, assignments will center on trial courts, policing and corrections in England and Wales (including excursions).  

Program Itinerary

(pre-trip readings and assignments begin early June)

Day1 -Arrive University of Liverpool, UK, welcome dinner
Day 2 -Class overview; In country orientation, including tour of city and campus
Day 3 -Classes in the morning;  afternoon gathering with other international students from Singapore
Days 4, 5 -Guest lecture by local scholar and excursion to Crown Court or Magistrate Court
Days 6-7 Overnight excursion to North Wales, accommodations in Llandudno
Day 8 Free
Day 9, 10 Classes in the morning; afternoon-evening architectural tour of local area
Day 11  Morning class; afternoon local religious sites visit
Day 12  Day long visit with Merseyside Police 
Days 13-15  Free for weekend travel, return by 7pm Sunday
Day 16 International Slavery museum; 
Day 17 Morning class; Afternoon: tour  of local attraction
Day 18 Day excursion to the walled city of Chester
Days 19-21  Morning class; program luncheon; move out 


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:
Zaria Elise Carter, Summer 2018 Participant
Dr. Haire and Dr. Clay-Warner were very detailed in what we would expect while in England. They were readily available to answer any questions or concerns that me or my family had.

Summer 2017 Participant
All of the excursions were highly informative and enjoyable, especially the Wales excursion.

Matthew Christopher Wathen, Summer 2016 Participant
Definitely worth the value to me.

It is an experience that you will never forget and you will learn a lot from it.
     — Olivia De Quesada, Summer 2016
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