In the final game of 2011–12 Premier League Championship, Manchester City trailed QPR 1–2 with five minutes added time. City needed to win to beat their archrivals Manchester United to the Championship. At 91:15 Dzeko equalized and at 93:20 Aguero scored the goal that won the Championship.
Now you can experience the excitement of the world’s most competitive professional soccer league. You will have a seat at one of Manchester City’s or Manchester United’s games. Watch world-class players like Wayne Rooney and Yaya Toure. Up-close you’ll see the passion of the fans, hear their chants and songs, and appreciate the vital role football plays in British culture.
This program will explore Manchester, cradle of the industrial revolution, with its stunning Victorian architecture, now transformed into a gritty post-industrial magnet for arts and sport. You'll visit the Science & Industry museum, which houses the world's first passenger railway station, and understand how Manchester became the worlds’ first industrialized city. At the National Museum of Football, you’ll trace the history of football from its birthplace in nineteenth century factory teams to the world’s most popular sport. Participants will discover how football and working class culture are intertwined by visits to the People’s History Museum and the Lowry Museum, Manchester’s most famous artist.
Participants will delve further into the impact of football on the community by visits to three soccer stadiums: Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United; The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City; and Anfield, home of Liverpool FC. Here you will talk to fans and officials and get the inside story on these three great clubs.
February 27 -March 8, 2015
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 3, 2014. Spaces fill up fast so early application is recommended.
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to all OHIO undergraduate students in good academic standing.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
This program accepts applications from non-Ohio University students.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
Courses and credits
Students will earn 4 OHIO credits and choose 1 course from the following list:
T3 4830: Language, Culture, and Sport
LING 2750 Language and Culture
LING 3880 Special Topics
LING 5880 Special Topics
All students will also attend mandatory orienatation sessions and will recieve 1 credit of
LING 4990: Special Studies in Linguistics.
Program Fee: $1,520
Student budget worksheet
Additional Information on the United Kingdom
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html.
US citizens may need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
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