Liverpool Hope University

Program Type: Direct Student Exchange
Location Abroad: Liverpool, England
Language of Instruction: English

Program Description: This is a direct-exchange program by which SUNY students are able to study at Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool, England, while Liverpool students are on the SUNY Potsdam campus.

Liverpool Hope University is a friendly college of approximately 4000 students in a pleasant suburb of Liverpool. Since there are never more than a few American students on the campus, this is an ideal opportunity to become immersed in the life of an English college. Good transportation links the college with the cosmopolitan and culturally diverse port city of Liverpool, which is less than three hours from London and within easy reach of the beautiful Lake District. The Study Abroad Team provides our students with various services and cultural excursions to assist in their transition to life in the LHU community.

Fields of Study: American Studies, Art, Biology, Drama, Education, Environmental Studies, English & Literature, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Physical Education, Sociology, Victorian Studies, and Women's Studies. LHU Course Modules

Admission Criteria: Students who are juniors or seniors with a GPA of 2.75 and above may apply. The number of students accepted to the program depends on the number of Liverpool students coming to Potsdam.

Term Dates: Due to the academic year schedule of Liverpool Hope University, it is ideal if students exchange for a full academic year. A majority of courses run the academic year with limited courses in each subject area running the duration of either the fall or spring terms. Fall term: mid-September to mid-December.

Housing and Meals:Exchange students are, wherever possible, allocated places in the Hope Park campus or Aigburth Park campus. Residence Halls are self-catered whereby students are responsible for their own meal preparation.

Costs: This is a direct-exchange program in which the outgoing student pays most expenses to SUNY Potsdam, and the exchange partner covers most costs in Liverpool, England. SUNY students pay tuition and fees to their home campus; non-SUNY students pay tuition directly to SUNY Potsdam. Room and board are typically paid directly to Liverpool Hope University.

Application Deadline: March 15.

Academic Transcript:
Credits earned abroad will be issued on an official SUNY Transcript Supplement listing specific courses and grades. At SUNY Potsdam, the grades will not be counted in the cumulative average. Program fulfills cross-cultural mode for general education at SUNY Potsdam without bearing specific cross-cultural credit.

Completed applications materials should be sent to:
SUNY Potsdam
International Education & Programs
Sisson Hall, 44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676-2294
Telephone: (315) 267-2507
Fax: (315) 267-4890

Passports:  Students are responsible for obtaining their own passports. Since passports take some time to receive, you should begin this process early. If you have any questions about this program or for more information, please contact the respective International Education Office.