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Country: United Kingdom
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
Over the past two centuries soccer has developed from an informal and regionally variable pastime into the single most popular sport on earth. This phenomenon can be understood by studying the specific social, cultural, and geographic considerations of 19th and 20th century Britain and its colonies.By basing this program in Birmingham, England, students are immersed in the heart of the "Black Country," where the game of soccer originated and the industrial revolution left its mark. Today the city is home to two of England's oldest professional soccer teams: Aston Villa and Birmingham City. Rivalry between the clubs is fierce which intensifies the soccer culture in the region.
Earn 3 credits in FORS 3006, HIST 3235: History and Soccer: The Rise of the World's Game. This course is approved as Liberal Education Category 7 (Historical and Philosophical Foundations) and as a International Perspectives requirement course.
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Students MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.