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  • Locations: Liverpool, 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: 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 20, 2022
Departure Date: March 26, 2022
*Students will need to leave on March 19 to arrive on March 20. Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Manchester and transfer to Liverpool (approx. 1-hour travel time).
orientation walking tour of the Albert Docks and surrounding area
Pizza lunch is included before returning to the hotel for check in.
Day 2
Audio tour of The Beatles Story exhibition
Introductory lecture
Evening group dinner
Walking tour of the Liverpool’s best venues featuring live music
Day 3
Magical Mystery Tour focusing on the some of the sights of the city associated with the early years of the Beatles: their schools, local haunts, grave of Elinor Rigby, Penny Lane, and Strawberry Fields.
Famous Cavern Club which has been played by the elite of the music world including Queen, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Hollies, The Who, The Kinks and of course The Beatles who performed here 292 times. It remains a vibrant and current hot bed of new music. Artists continue to perform here to try new material including recent performances by Adele and Oasis.  
Day 4
Visits to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartneyICA Beatles Pepperland 

Day 5
Morning lecture/guest speaker
Afternoon optional activity
Day 6
Morning lecture/guest speaker and wrap up session
Evening farewell dinner
Day 7
Airport shuttle to Manchester airport for return flight

Program Fee - $2,980

Due Nov 15, 2021: $700 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due Jan 15, 2022: $2,280 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons

Included in Program Fee:

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Local transport including
  • Round trip airport transfer from Manchester airport to Liverpool
  • 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.
  • This Intensive Course Abroad being offered in March 2022 is dependent upon the viability of travel to the UK as determined by Drexel University administration. Participants may be required to comply with COVID-19-related country entry requirements such as a negative PCR test, proof of the COVID-19 vaccine, etc. All participants will also be expected to follow any COVID-19 protocols as directed by local authorities and Drexel Education Abroad during the period abroad and upon return as appropriate.
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 2022 11/15/2021
11/29/2021 03/19/2022 03/26/2022

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This program is currently not accepting applications.