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Liverpool (Spring Recess)

The Southern Connecticut State University

Department of Recreation and Leisure Presents:

The 2017 International Field Study in...

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Atlantic Crossing! provides students with the opportunity to meet and study with like-minded students at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in the "world Capital City of Pop.",  In Liverpool,student will  learn about the shared historical and cultural roots of two significant coastal cities that played a major role in the international, economic and cultural development of  the U.S and U.K.

Students will be required to attend meetings with fellow students and Dr. Lee deLisle prior to departure ,and develop a research project linked to their current course work,major  and the opportunities available in Liverpool.While in Liverpool ,students will attend classes with LJMU students in areas relevant to their own program of study.

In addition to the interaction with LJMU students and faculty ,students will have the opportunity to visit many sites important to the identity of Liverpool as well as day trips to the cities of Manchester and Chester.

This is a valuable experience for  those students who may consider a future semester at LJMU.


This program may also serve as a practicum experience for a student in the Tourism, Hospitality & Event concentration, due to student involvement in the planning and logistical management of the program. Students will be required to attend face-to-face meetings with RLS faculty, online meetings with LJMU counterparts prior to departure, and develop a research project linked to their current course work and concentration. Examples may include an analysis of the festival culture of Liverpool, the role of tourism in the Liverpool economy, the structure of amateur or professional sport in Liverpool, recreation therapy strategies in Liverpool, community leisure services in Liverpool, music as a shared cultural expression and related social issues, etc. Students will attend classes and presentations by LJMU students in areas relevant to their own career choices, and will be offered the option to enroll in a one-credit independent study.


Students must complete Southern's risk management paperwork before traveling abroad. Students must also have a record free of disciplinary problems, and have a valid passport.


Recreation, Tourism and Sports Management


Students will be situated in the heart of Liverpool, which boasts a thriving nightlife and music scene. The student-friendly hostel in which applicants will be staying offers four beds and a private bath per each room.


Program Fee Includes:
• Transportation (airfare, transportation to/from airport, transportation within England)
• Day trips and planned excursions
• Entrance fees to all sponsored activities
• Some group meals

Program Fee Does Not Include:
• SCSU's tuition and summer registration fee ($1,537), personal expenses, touring, books, laundry, snacks, medical and living expenses, or any additional expenses that alter the itinerary or arrangements

Please Note:
The program fee does not include the cost of OnCall insurance—a stand-alone insurance policy that provides coverage for evacuation and repatriation, required for all students studying abroad. Any student who is not enrolled full-time, or has not purchased the SCSU (Aetna) student health plan, which includes OnCall coverage, is required to purchase the OnCall stand-alone policy for $36.00 prior to travel. For information on purchasing OnCall, contact the Office of International Education at 203-392-7257.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 
(203) 392-5222 or

*Deposits will be refunded in full if this application is rejected by the program Director.

A non-refundable deposit of $ 850 made out to 'Southern Connecticut State University' is due January, 20. This guarantees your participation in the program and reserves your room.  A second payment of     $ 1,525 is due on February ,15.

Program fees are based upon historical program costs and current rates of exchange. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs in Italy may result in additional fees being charged. The University reserves the right to change the itinerary of proposed trips if needed to control the cost of the overall trip.  In the event that additional fees exceed the current costs by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the course and receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the university. Fees will be frozen on May 1, and after May 1 there will be no refunds. The program does not accept responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if desired, and reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.


Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.

If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.

Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Interim Director of the Office of International Education.

The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Lee deLisle
Department of Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management
(203) 392-7159

Final acceptance into the program will be given by the program director, Professor Lee deLisle.