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  • Locations: Ormskirk, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** 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:
Housing Options: Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.75
Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring City: Ormskirk
Country: United Kingdom Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor:
Virginija Wilcox
Program Description:

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Ormskirk, England

Edge Hill University University is situated in the heart of North West England. Based close to the historic town of Ormskirk with Liverpool to the east, Manchester to the west, the Lake District to the north and Cheshire to the south, there is no better place to start exploring what this exciting and diverse region has to offer! Cosmopolitan cities, historic architecture and cultural attractions, combined with pristine landscapes and natural countryside provide students with an excellent location and atmosphere in which to live and study.
 
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Ormskirk, England

The University is served by the M6 and M58 motorways, the West Coast Main Line between London and Glasgow, and is easy to reach from all parts of the UK and beyond. The campus is also just a short drive from both Liverpool and Manchester airports and is conveniently located next to the Sefton coastline where students can stroll the emerald coastline, visit the botanic gardens, or check out world class shopping and cuisine at Southport Pier.

Edge Hill University

The University is served by the M6 and M58 motorways, the West Coast Main Line between London and Glasgow, and is easy to reach from all parts of the UK and beyond. The campus is also just a short drive from both Liverpool and Manchester airports and is conveniently located next to the Sefton coastline where students can stroll the emerald coastline, visit the botanic gardens, or check out world class shopping and cuisine at Southport Pier.

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Edge Hill University combines over 125 years of academic excellence with state-of-the-art facilities, set in an award-winning campus of 160 acres of landscaped grounds. With over 23,000 students, you are bound to meet like-minded people, make new friends and become a member of the Edge Hill community.

Universities in the United Kingdom approach academics in a very different way than in the United States. Students may not receive a syllabus and, if they do, it will not contain the same amount of detail provided in USD syllabi. Students are expected to pursue more independent study outside of the classroom while still continuing preparation for final exams. This course layout allows students the opportunity to pursue personal academic interests within the context of the course without having the additional reading and writing assignments typically found within the American higher educational system. Students’ grades will typically be only based on a final exam.

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"Beyond my work experience at the US Embassy Madrid, I was able to use my weekends to travel both within Spain and internationally, as well. I visited Seville, Spain; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Valencia, Spain; Benidorm, Spain; and Frankfurt, Germany during my time.”  -Lucia Carlson 2014

"My experience abroad was the greatest experience of my life. Being suddenly dropped in a country where I didn't speak the language was thrilling. I loved every second of my semester, and I can't wait to go back soon... Why not gain the experience every employer looks for while having the greatest experience of your life!”  -Rachel Mihulka 2013

"Studying abroad and living with a host-family in a foreign country gives students an entirely new perspective and appreciation for other people and cultures around the world.” -Michael Doering 2014

"I tried to come up with a quote to accurately sum up my study abroad experience but established I couldn't. I realized that trying to pick just one excerpt out of the semester of a lifetime is like trying to count the stars. No matter how hard you try you will always get lost in its vast beauty and wonder.”  -Olivia Moede 2013

"Going abroad was everything I expected and much more. I did not expect this experience to affect me as positively as it did.”  -Erica Moore 2014

"This was an amazing [study abroad] trip, one that every college student must do or at least put on their to do list because you never know when you will get the chance to go to a new exotic place and put yourself in the locals shoes and learn about their ways and how they affect your own being.”  -Nickie Luhmann 2014

While at Edge Hill, USD students will have access to the full range of student organizations, clubs, wellness center, and other student-oriented services. Students will receive a local student ID, which will allow them to access to the local movie theater, arenas, and clubs.

International students who choose to study here can be certain that the experience they receive at Edge Hill will be world class, offering a supportive and challenging environment to ensure they succeed and gain a degree of the highest standard. You can expect to receive expert advice and support through the visa application process and, following this, support on campus to ensure you meet the requirements of your visa in the UK. Whether it’s reserving your accommodation, showing you around or helping out with language and money matters, Edge Hill has a full range of support to help you feel at home.

International Student Homepage
Course Catalog
Explore Campus (YouTube)

 

 Accommodations

Students typically choose to live in single rooms in on-campus dormitories in Ormskirk. They are self-catered and there is also access to local restaurants and student cafeterias. All our accommodation is based on one campus, so everything you need for studying and leisure time is close by. Housing is included as part of the program fee.

Information on housing at Edge Hill

 

Finances

Edge Hill is a USD Sponsored program, which means students will not pay tuition/fees to USD, rather, a program fee (covering tuition/fees, and living expenses) will be paid directly to Edge Hill. Students will continue to receive any federal financial aid (with the exception of federal work/study) and most USD scholarships (Coyote Commitment, Mickelson, Presidential-Alumni, SD Opportunity, and Ullyot).

Explore our interactive budget calculator for this program:
- Edge Hill, UK Semester Budget Estimator
- Edge Hill, UK Academic Year Budget Estimator

 

Application Process

USD students must complete the Global Learning application before being nominated to attend Edge Hill University. Students will work in conjunction with overseas staff to coordinate their arrival in the UK, course registration, and housing.

This program is offered on a semester or academic year basis; there is now a summer program available (limited course options). Summer information is available here

 

Academic Year

Fall Semester                   Mid September to mid December
Spring Semester              Early January to Early May 
Academic Year                 Mid September to Early
NEW Summer                  June 15-July 13

 

KNOW Before You GO: Resources for Smart Travelers


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