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  • Locations: Liverpool, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Lauren Steinberg
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Spring Break in the UK:
The Beatles in Liverpool

The Beatles

Program Overview

The Beatles are the most important band in the history of Rock and Roll. The songwriting, film and pop culture output of the band changed the course of popular music in the 20th century and influenced most musicians that followed. The Beatles in Liverpool gives interested students the opportunity for intensive study of the influence of The Beatles on music and popular culture while studying on site in Liverpool, UK.  The course will include lectures by experts in the field of Beatles Studies and popular music, visits to museums dedicated to the Beatles and experiential learning through interaction with partners dedicated to educating students.

By participating in this program, students will learn:

  • Familiarity with The Beatles’ significant and impactful creative output (music and films)
  • Understanding of the impact the Beatles had on popular music and culture of their day and through the current day
  • Understanding of the people and places in Liverpool that shaped the group and the four individual members of the Beatles through interaction with experts in the field of Beatles studies and visits to the important locations in Liverpool, UK.


Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for MUSC T380, 2 credits as part of their spring term course load. Students must leave room for the credits in their credit load when registering for spring term, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.

Instructor: Scott Bacon, Associate Teaching Professor in Music. He teaches courses in Rock Music, American Popular Music, Percussion, Introduction to Music, and the Music of The Beatles.

Pre-requisite: None; all majors are welcome to apply.

Program CalendarBeatles Cavern Club

Arrival Date: March 22, 2024
Departure Date: March 28, 2024
*Students will need to leave on March 21 to arrive on March 22. Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1
Morning arrival at Heathrow
Coach and Local guide to accompany transfer to the station
Rail Ticket London to Liverpool 
Coach and Local guide to accompany transfer to the hotel
Pizza lunch at local Liverpool restaurant
Walking tour of Albert Dock & surrounding area with local guide
Overnight in Liverpool
Day 2
Breakfast at hotel
Admission - Liverpool Beatles Museum
Lecture with Mike Broken - The Beatles Story
Meet local guide for dinner
Welcome dinner at local restaurant
After dinner your local guide will take you on a walking tour of Liverpool's music clubs
Overnight in Liverpool
Day 3
Breakfast at hotel
Lecture with Mike Broken - The Beatles Story
Fab 4 Taxi Tours - Deluxe Tour including Tour of the Casbah Coffee Club - 2-4 taxis depending on numbers
Overnight in Liverpool
Day 4
Breakfast at hotel
Lecture with Mike Broken - The Beatles Story
Train from Liverpool Central → Liverpool South Parkway
Beatles Childhood Homes Tour - Beatles Childhood Homes
Welcome to the Beatles' Childhood Homes. These two small houses in suburban Liverpool are where the Beatles were born: John and Paul grew up here, practiced their music and wrote some of the first songs made famous by the Beatles.
Overnight in LiverpoolICA Beatles Pepperland 

Day 5
Breakfast at hotel
Lecture with Mike Broken - The Beatles Story
Local Guide - Hidden Gems Tour
Overnight in Liverpool

Day 6
Breakfast at hotel
Meet with local guide
Local guide for rail station transfer
Rail Ticket - Liverpool to London - Single
Coach for station transfer
Local guide for rail station transfer
1 Day London Oyster Card Zones 1&2 - London Visitor Oyster Card
Farewell Dinner at local restaurant
Overnight in London
Day 7
Breakfast at hotel
Coach for Heathrow Airport departure transfer
Local guide for airport transfer

Program Fee - $3,365

Due Nov 15, 2023: $700 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due Jan 15, 2023: $2,665 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons

Included in Program Fee:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
  • Transport including London > Liverpool > London
  • Local transpot
  • Co-curricular activities, tours, site visitsICA Beatles Story Alber Dock
  • Guest lectures
  • Breakfast daily and 3 other group meals
  • On Call Emergency Assistance Insurance

Not Included in Program Fee:

  • Round trip airfare to UK
  • Passport
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Spending money
  • Airport transfer in US
ICA Financial Aid: Students may request an Adjusted Cost of Attendance by submitting the ICA program fee and estimated out of pocket expenses listed above to Drexel Central (via askdrexel). Doing so could make students’ eligible for additional financial aid.  Students may also be eligible to apply for Drexel's ICA Scholarships.

More Information

  • US citizens are not required to obtain a visa. Other nationalities must check the UK Consulate website for visa requirements.
  • A suggested flight itinerary will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their flights.
Grading Scale
A+ = 98-100%
A = 93-97%
A- = 90-92%
B+ = 87-89%
B = 83-86%
B- = 80-82%
C+ = 77-79%
C = 73-76%
C- = 70-72%
D+ = 67-69%
D = 60-66%
F = 59% and below

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 11/29/2023
12/07/2023 03/22/2024 03/28/2024

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This program is currently not accepting applications.