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UK: England: Sports and Culture

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United Kingdom

Program Feature

Gen Ed

Program Term

Spring Break

Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Humanities and Social Sciences

For more information on this program contact:

Dr. David Bell
Program Director

Global Opportunities


Students holding the Ohio University logo in UK stadium


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. 

image of soccer field in Uk.

Good to know

  • This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Living Arrangements 

Shared occupancy housing (up to 3 students per room) in centrally located budget hotels will be provided for students. Breakfast is included daily along with one lunch, and a welcome and farewell dinner.

Program Dates 

This program is next scheduled to run Spring Break 2022.

This program runs annually.

Study Away and COVID-19

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial and academic risk. Please click here to read information related to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Great for Sports Administration/Management, Journalism, Business, and Linguistics majors! 

Students will earn 4 OHIO credits total. Choose 1 course from the following list worth 3 credits: 

  • T3 4830: Language, Culture, and Sport - complete your Tier III! 
  • LING 2750 Language and Culture  
  • LING 3880 Special Topics  
  • LING 5880 Special Topics  

All students must attend mandatory orientation sessions and will receive 1 credit of   LING 4990: Special Studies in Linguistics. 


The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, excursions, airport transfers, in-country transportation during program activities, welcome and farewell dinner, and international health insurance.

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 4 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

  • An itemized Student Budget Worksheet will be published when the next travel dates are available.

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 
  • For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.  

Funding Opportunities

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility and Requirements 

This program is open to all Ohio University undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who are in good conduct standing. This program reviews and accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

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.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. 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 this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here