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University of Manchester

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    University of Manchester is a premier university internationally recognized for both teaching quality and research excellence.  Manchester is considered England's second city after London. It is one of Britain's liveliest and most multicultural cities, hosting various events, cinemas, and exhibitions.

    The Manchester International Summer School (MISS) is run by the University of Manchester’s School of Arts Languages and Cultures and is a short course exploring British culture and history as well as the history of Manchester and its region. 

    As part of the program and their specific courses students will participate in field trips to cultural venues or heritage sites. Previous trips have included the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Lyme Park in Cheshire, the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, and Quarry Bank Mill  in Styal. 

    Location Manchester, England
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 7 - July 26, 2019
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    *The Manchester International Summer School runs for three weeks. Students will be enrolled in 5 credits. 

    Students can learn about British culture and history through the prism of Manchester and its region. Some of the subjects covered are:                   

    • The impact of Manchester and Liverpool on the development of British popular music                                               
    • The evolution of football from a leisure pursuit to multi-billion pound industry                                                     
    • The Brontë sisters and how Manchester impacted them                                                                                                 
    • And the “real” inhabitants of Downton Abbey.

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Independent Arrangement  (Dormitory style residence coordinated directly with the partner university)

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a Partner University program   WILL NOT  calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

    Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

  • Requirements


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Sophomores and above

    Application Deadline March 1, 2019 (Extended to April 1)
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 per credit for non-residents
    Program Fee $250
    Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
    International Health Insurance Included in the program fee
    Other Fees $3,100 - $4,100  (approximately; Students pay room, board, Manchester tuition, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university)
    Travel Costs $1,300-$1,500  (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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