Students at Sandy Creek, USA

Summer in the USA - University of Georgia, Athens

Spend a week at our partner university, University of Georgia Athens (UGA), taking part in cultural seminars and social actives. Session will be led by academic at UGA covering zeitgeist topics including Race and Diversity in the USA, Civic Engagement, and Leadership. There will also be many opportunities to immerse in local culture including, meetings with local communities, visiting university departments, audiences with various political figures in Athens. Students will also be able to explore the local area and take part in social activities. There will be a day trip to Atlanta which will include a visit to the British Consulate, Civil and Human Rights Museum as well as Coca-Cola World.

The programme dates are 10th June-17th June and it is FULLY FUNDED - with the University of Liverpool covering all programme fees, accommodation, food, flights and entry fees to all activities. You'll just need to bring your own personal spending money!

Two members of the Global Opportunities Team will also travel with you to provide support on the ground.

Who can participate?

Only Students who meet one of the universities WP Flag Criteria (FAQs FAQs- Global Opportunities - University of Liverpool) are eligible. Please note priority is given to those students who are Care Experienced.

How does it work?

We'll fly as a group from Manchester to Altanta, where we'll be met by colleagues from UGA and taken to the campus. Over the next week, we'll follow a mixture of morning sessions, afternoon recreational activities and two full day trips to Atlanta. To get an idea of the full itinerary, check out the indicative schedule on the Search Tool (search by University and look for "Summer in the USA").

How to apply

 Applications are open until 15th April at 11:59pm. 

Apply using the following link Online application for outgoing students ( (please select USA as host country and Summer in USA as the receiving institution)

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