Liverpool

CIEE London Study Tour - Fall Block I

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Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, it is also, famously, the hometown of The Beatles. Ferries cruise the waterfront, where the iconic mercantile buildings known as the “Three Graces” – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – stand on the Pier Head. Contemporary Liverpool emerged from the post-industrial depression of the late 20th century as a vibrant and proud city.

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FRIDAY

LIVERPOOL BEATLES TOUR
Bus tour of Liverpool with expert guides including some Beatles history to mark International Beatles Week!

SATURDAY

WALKING TOUR: FROM THE GREAT WAR TO RACE RIOTS
A historical walking tour of the Liverpool 1 area, exploring a forgotten yet integral part of Liverpool’s cultural and racial history.

RIVER EXPLORER CRUISE - MERSEY FERRY
View Liverpool’s most iconic sights aboard the world-famous Mersey Ferry. This is a 50 minute River Cruise where you will learn more about Liverpool’s UNESCO World heritage waterfront.

MUSEUM VISIT
You will have the opportunity to enter and explore two iconic museums in smaller groups: The Museum of Liverpool and the Slavery Museum. 

SUNDAY

TOUR OF LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB 
The tour includes a visit to the state-of-the-art Home and Away Team dressing rooms, an opportunity to practice your interview technique in the Press Room and to touch the Anfield sign. You will also be able to enjoy views of the pitch and city landscape from the top level of the Main Stand and take a walk down the players tunnel!

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Free Museums

MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM
Opening times: 10am-5pm  Cost: Free

SUDLEY HOUSE
Explore a Victorian merchant’s house with its period furniture and paintings.
Opening times: 10am-5pm Cost: Free

WORLD MUSEUM
Opening times: 10am-5pm Cost: Free

The Beatles

Liverpool is proud to be the birthplace of the Beatles. The first stop has to be the Beatles Story in the Albert Dock, a fantastic visitor attraction dedicated to the Fab Four. The Beatles Story follows John, Paul, George and Ringo from their early beginnings to global Beatlemania and beyond. The Beatles Story 9am-7pm £15.95/£12

Areas to Explore

THE WATERFRONT – ALBERT DOCK
Located on Liverpool’s stunning waterfront, the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in Britain is part of Liverpool’s designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

RADIO CITY – CAVERN QUARTER
Anyone coming to Liverpool for The Beatles should stop off at the world-famous Cavern Club on Mathew Street in the city centre. The Beatles played there nearly 300 times, and you can hear live music every day of the week, including the fabulous Cavern Beatles.

Sights

LIVERPOOL ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL
Britain’s biggest Cathedral, and took 74 years to build from the foundation stone being laid in 1904. Sir John Betjeman called it ‘one of the great buildings of the world.’ Opening times; 8am-2pm Free

THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (CATHOLIC)
The seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. The Grade II* Metropolitan Cathedral is one of Liverpool’s many listed buildings. Opening times: Mon-Sun 7:30am-6:00pm Free
 

WHAT ARE THE STUDY TOUR LEARNING OBJECTIVES?

The intercultural learning objectives of the study tour curriculum—delivered in two parts, pre- and post-tour—are to promote cultural self-awareness, cultural literacy, and the ability to bridge cultural gaps. Through activities and exercises, students are encouraged to consider issues of culture, identity, values, beliefs and assumptions. Ultimately, students develop competencies to experience new and unfamiliar experiences without relying on stereotypes and heuristics.

Each study tour should achieve learning objectives in each academic track whereby students can:

ARTICULATE some of their own values and beliefs, and explain how these values and beliefs, as well as their experiences, have shaped their own views surrounding politics and international relations in general.

RECOGNIZE diversity and difference within the local cultural context, and be able to compare and contrast this with the diversity that exists in other contexts with which they may be familiar.

IDENTIFY at least two ways in which practices surrounding media in the host environment are culturally-influenced and/or ways that media practices in the host environment impacts culture.

EVALUATE at least two ways in which social and cultural factors in the host environment have influenced values, beliefs, assumptions, or practices surrounding local healthcare.

DECONSTRUCT their own assumptions and values and analyze how these shape their views on international business. In addition to achieving learning objectives in the academic tracks a study tour presents opportunities to support students understanding the cultural beings of Self and Other. These include developing abilities to self-reflect and become more self-aware, increase their understanding of the salient values in their previous and current environment, and develop their capacity for the awareness of others in their previous and current cultural context.

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