Ohio University

skip to main content

UK: Sport & Culture

UK: Sports and Culture_1


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. 

Program Dates

Spring Break 2020: March 6 - 15

Application Deadline  : EXTENDED November 1, 2019. Rolling admissions.

Information on funding.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Learn more about this program by attending an upcoming information session this Fall with program director, Dr. David Bell. 

All info sessions will be located in Gordy Hall Room 311:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 5 - 6pm
  • Monday, Sept. 23 6 - 7pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 - 6pm
  • Monday, Sept. 30 5 - 6pm

Eligibility and selection process

This program is open to all OHIO undergraduate students in good academic standing.

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 applications from non-Ohio University students.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

Courses and credits

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.

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


2020 Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet
2020 Graduate Student Budget Worksheet

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

UK: Sports and Culture_2

Additional Information on the United Kingdom

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.

Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form . We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

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.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.   Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found here.

More information on visa can be found here.

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here.

For more information on this program contact:

Dr. David Bell
Program Director

Ellie Koewler 

Program Coordinator











Section Menu