England: Edge Hill University, Lancashire Semester

Program Overview

England is one of the world's most popular destinations, enjoyed by millions of visitors each year including thousands of international students. Students find England appealing for many reasons: bustling cities rich in history and culture, beautiful green countryside, castles, cathedrals and pubs all demonstrate the diversity offered by England.

Edge Hill's home is Ormskirk, a small and friendly 12th century market town, close to the cities of Liverpool and Manchester - well placed for students to take full advantage of all that the region has to offer. Whatever your interests the region offers opportunities for a wide range of cultural and leisure pursuits: live music, theatre, sports, cinema, walking, the arts or shopping. Visit the beautiful Lake District, moody Yorkshire moors or traditional seaside towns in North Wales.

Edge Hill has been enabling people to achieve their ambitions for 120 years, and today offers high quality programmes and facilities to over 12,000 students. Based on a beautiful, well-equipped campus, Edge Hill provides a student with an experience to remember.

http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/beautiful-campus to see the campus



Academic Profile
Academic Profile

Edge Hill University in Lancashire

With all the on-site facilities you could wish for, Edge Hill's campus combines original buildings and landscaped gardens from the 1930's with new buildings and up-to-date facilities. Whether you are studying quietly in the Learning Resource Centre, enjoying a game of pool with friends in the venue, strolling around the lake or working out in our fully equipped fitness suite, there's something to suit everyone, all on one site.

Edge Hill's main campus is spacious, modern and exceptionally well-equipped. Following the opening of the £9 million Faculty of Education in September 2004, our latest development is for performing arts, adding to the on-site Rose Theatre with rehearsal rooms, practice studios, new classrooms and offices.

We believe our campus to be the best in the North West. Our industry standard resources include a newsroom, Apple Macintosh studios, TV studio and video editing facilities, sound booths, 3D animation studio, dance studio, model classroom and biomechanics, kinanthropomentry and psychology laboratories.

Edge Hill offers innovative, career-focused degree courses, accredited by Lancaster University and many endorsed by industry bodies. Its programmes combine academic and vocational excellence and Edge Hill has just been selected as a National Centre of Excellence for Learning and Teaching.

Over 500 courses are on offer to visiting students at Edge Hill across the range of liberal arts. Subject areas offering courses are Business, Management and Leisure; Computing & Information Systems; English Language, Literature, Creative Writing & Film Studies; History; Law & Criminology; Media; Natural Geographical & Applied Sciences; Performing Arts; Social and Psychological Sciences; Sport & Physical Activity; and Education. Courses are set at three levels from Sophomore to Senior and visiting students join classes attended by British undergraduate students. There is also the opportunity to undertake a field experience in education.

Course Offerings

Edge Hill offers a curriculum that includes subjects such as: Business, Management and Leisure; Computing & Information Systems; English Language, Literature, Creative Writing & Film Studies; History; Law & Criminology; Media; Natural Geographical & Applied Sciences; Performing Arts; Social and Psychological Sciences; Sport & Physical Activity; and Education.  See courses at http.www.edgehill.ac.uk

Academic Highlights

All courses are taught by Edge Hill faculty and American students are integrated with British students in the classroom. Nearly all the courses offered in the Edge Hill University curriculum are open to CCIS students.

Courses have different credit values:  5 EHU credits = 1 US credit; 10 EHU credits = 2 US credits; 15 EHU credits = 3 US credits and 20 EHU credits = 4 US credits. Selections are reviewed by the academic coordinator at Edge Hill prior to departure. During the semester, the coordinator will monitor your performance to ensure that you have a successful academic experience.

Students should visit Edge Hill University Study Abroad to review course offerings that are most current.

A special feature of the Edge Hill Program is the Field Experience in Education. This program provides opportunities for students to take some study abroad courses and observe classes in a British school.

Students in the spring may take additional courses not listed in the Study Abroad Catalogue.  They will need to stay for an additional two weeks for that exam period and pay the extra cost of $500. 


Activities and Opportunities
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Studying in a foreign country is a life changing opportunity, offering interesting challenges. Edge Hill's extensive support for study abroad students helps to ensure that you are able to greet those challenges positively, enhancing your experience. Edge Hill has a relatively small number of students from overseas on campus which means they receive a special welcome and an authentic experience of English higher education. All Edge Hill's study abroad students live on campus, in the dorms with British students and receive a meal plan for on-campus dining, to ensure maximum opportunity to discover what it is really like to be a student in UK higher education. And don't expect the room next door to have an American occupant - at Edge Hill we always try to ensure that US students are well-mixed in with the British!

When you aren't studying there are a variety of activities on campus to keep you occupied. If you enjoy sports, the 25-acre Sporting Edge offers some of the best facilities in British higher education. A well equipped fitness centre, tennis courts, multicourts, hockey pitches, athletics track, indoor sports centre and top quality grass pitches form the basis of the sports facilities, supported by a heated indoor swimming pool and double gymnasium. Edge Hill's athletics union also successfully participates in a wide range of intervarsity sports - including soccer of course! The college club, The Venue is the hub of student social life on campus: theme nights, quizzes, karaoke, live bands, snooker, satellite TV and a bar are all on offer under one roof. You can guarantee that there is always something happening there! Our own on-site theatre, The Rose, is a favourite of visiting professional theatre and dance companies with about 40 shows each year from Shakespeare to stand-up comedy.


Students are housed on campus in dorms and the cost includes a meal plan.  Additional money for food is required.

Alumni Feedback

"Studying abroad at Edge Hill was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The people I met there, the friends I made, the experiences I had, the things I learned, the places I traveled, and the memories I created will stay with me forever. I love England more than I could have ever imagined, and I wish I could go back there this instant. Definitely take advantage of this amazing opportunity--you'll never regret it." - Amy Reynolds

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Edge Hill. The experiences that I have gone through compare to nothing else that I have ever dealt with in the past. I have not only learned a lot about myself but about the world around me. I feel so lucky to have been able to study in another country and learn the customs and ways of a new land. I have made many new friends and tried things I never would have imagined before. I would recommend this experience to anyone who is looking into and look forward to sharing my stories with everyone back home. This has been the most interesting and fun semester of my entire college experience and am sad to have to leave. I only wish I could stay longer because I am having the absolute best time here." - Kara Burden


Program Details
Lancashire Semester Program Details


Spring Semester 2017 - January 5 - April 7, 2017

Fall Semester 2016 - Arrive September 15-16, Depart December 17-18 2016

Application Deadline(s)

Fall: June 1
Spring: November 15

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have completed at least 12 semester credits at time of application with at 2.75 GPA or better or a 4.0 scale. Must be 18 years old by the first day of the semester


Fall and Spring: $12,294 (CCIS Members)   $12,694 (Non CCIS Members)                 

Truman requires a $350 deposit, deducted from total amount due, upon acceptance to the program, but does not have an application fee.

Students will be liable for 25% of tuition costs if they withdraw 30 days prior to departure date.  After departure, but prior to the first day of classes:  50%.

Costs Included

- Instructional costs abroad
- CCIS and sponsor fees
- Housing (single room on campus)
- Meal plan (approx. 12-15 meals per week)
- Up to 5 courses/Academic Advising
- Access to college facilities/support services
- Orientation
- International Student ID Card - Transfer to & from Manchester
- CCIS Health Insurance

Costs Not Included

Estimated: Airfare ($1,500,) personal costs ($3,500,) meals (approx. $250) field experience/practicum option ($550)

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

Wikipedia - Ormskirk


Apply Now!
Your Adventure in England Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To:

Alci Arias, Assistant Director

Truman State University
Center for International Education Abroad
Grim Hall 202
Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 785-4076
Fax: (660) 785-7473
E-mail: alcidean@truman.edu


How do I apply?


Please send the following materials to ciea@truman.edu or the address listed above by the application deadline.

1. CCIS Online Application & Instructions

2. CCIS Online Student Recommendation (2)

3. Official copy of transcript

4. Color copy of passport


To download the application and recommendation forms, click "save as" then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, you must SAVE IT FIRST. DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to ciea@truman.edu.  

(Students: DO NOT send the recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL) 



All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.