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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/17/2019 ** 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:
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 Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

UGA-Liverpool Summer Study Abroad

Program Director and Course Leaders

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:  SOCI 4590 (Crime in Global Context, taught by Professor Jody Clay-Warner,) and POLS 4781 (Criminal Justice Systems in the U.S. and Britain, taught by Professor Susan Haire,). In these courses students learn about the U.K. criminal justice system and explore variation in crime around the globe.

Program Location

LiverpoolatnightVisits 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 
Phone: 706-542-2421

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

Contact the following previous participants for more information:

Rocqsanna Malek

Savannah McWhorter

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)

June 30 -Arrive University of Liverpool, UK
July 1 -Liverpool – in country orientation, including tour of city and welcome dinner
July 2 -Classes begin, scheduled in the mornings (four days each week)
July 4 -Guest lecture and excursion to Crown Court or Magistrate Court
July 5  -soccer club museum tour
July 6-8 -(Open for travel)
July9-12 -Morning classes
 July 11 -Afternoon-evening architectural tour of Liverpool
July 13-14 -Excursion to castles of North Wales (leave in the morning and return the following day in the evening)
July 17-18 -Morning classes
July 16 -International Slavery museum
July 17 -Tour of York (day excursion)
July 19 -Excursion to Merseyside police
July 21 -Departure


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

Program Costs

The program fee is $2,310.

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
This trip was full of opportunities and great people. It was more then I could ever ask for.

Summer 2017 Participant
Liverpool was one of the greatest experiences of my college career, and I would definitely do it again if I had the chance.

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.

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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