North Central College - Naperville, IL


Liverpool Hope University

Fall Term


Liverpool Campus


Program Overview

With more than 7,500 students, Liverpool Hope University (Hope) offers American students the rare chance to study in a British city with very few other Americans. Home of The Beatles, the city of Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture in 2008. Liverpool has a vibrant city center that boasts more museums than any U.K. city outside of London, along with two world-class football clubs, Liverpool and Everton FC. Manchester is 30 minutes away and London is only two hours by train.

Students may enroll in courses in a richly varied curriculum from psychology to English literature, to theology and media and communication. Hope has a dedicated Arts Campus in the city center where study abroad students can take courses in the creative or performing arts. Accommodation is on a garden campus with an international student community. Five meals a week onm campus are included.

Alongside their academic classes, study abroad students can now complete a Certificate in Service and Leadership. This involves a minimum of 10 hours of volunteering with local projects and some workshops to develop leadership skills. There are many student-led clubs and societies to join, including a variety of sporting events and teams.

Liverpool Hope University website


Eligibility Requirements

Junior or Senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred, with substantial course work in major


Academic Credit

Students earn 9-12 credits depending on courses selected. All grades earned abroad affect your North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.


For module ("course") listings and descriptions, please select the course catalog link on the Liverpool Hope University Study Abroad webpage.

Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad. To ensure that all courses count towards their degrees, students must get their department's approval.


Housing & Meals

All Study Abroad students have guarenteed housing at one of Liverpool Hope's campuses. Campus housing has 24 hours security and each dorm has a Residence Tutor who lives in a provides support to students.

North Central College students live at Aigburth Park. It is approximately three miles from the downtown and the Hope Park campus. The Halls are set landscaped gardens and are near a wealth of shops, banks, bars, restaurants, plus a library and church in the immediate vicinity. There are regular free shuttle buses that run to the Hope Park and Cornerstone campuses, and lots of buses to downtown Liverpool.

For additional information on accommodation at Liverpool Hope University, please click here.


Estimated Costs

Students in Direct Enrollment programs (i.e. Liverpool Hope University) pay North Central College tuition plus a $3,500 program fee. This fee includes placement, orientation and guidance fees, as well as standard self-catered housing. The College selects accommodations; if students choose to upgrade, they are responsible for paying any difference in cost. Unless otherwise noted, the fee does not include airfare, travel to and from airport, meals, visa fees, departure tax, books, national insurance, personal travel or spending money. North Central College financial aid does apply.



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Last Updated: October 23, 2015