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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Oban, United Kingdom; St. Andrews, United Kingdom; Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Applications open on October 1st.
Program Description:
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Program Location

This program will take place at various locations around Scotland, a country rich in history and culture. A variety of settings with mountains, castles, and ocean views will be our classroom as we travel to cities and villages around the country before we arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's scenic and exciting capital city. Everywhere we travel, we'll have the opportunity to explore windswept coastlines, stately homes, dramatic castles, famous museums, and medieval chapels. All of these locations and landmarks will provide a sense of Scotland’s impressive history and serve as the perfect background for studying abroad. Every day, you’ll be surrounded by the vibrant culture and centuries of history that Scotland offers.

Program Dates

  • Tentative dates May 30 - June 19, 2018

Course Information

All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level.  TnCIS program courses are for credit only.

In Scotland, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.

Course Details 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available on the Members page. Please contact your TnCIS campus representative for instructions on registering and paying fees. 

Program Description

Students in TnCIS Scotland 2017 will have the opportunity to take one of the following courses:

  • Drawing 1 (ARTP 1010)
  • English Composition II (ENGL 1020)
  • Introduction to Cinema (ENGL 2140)
  • Modern British Literature (ENGL 2220)
In conjunction with typical class activities, through numerous scheduled excursions students will have opportunities to enhance the course material and bring it to life. Additionally, students will have free time to explore on their own in several locations as we travel around Scotland.

We'll begin our journey in Oban, a resort town on the west coast of Scotland. Gaelic for "the little bay", Oban is best known as Scotland’s seafood capital, for its seaside views, and for the important role it played as a base during the Battle of the Atlantic. Class excursions may include the War and Peace Museum, McCaig’s Tower, the Oban War Memorial, and the Skipinnish Ceilidh. During their free time in Oban, students have enjoyed eating locally caught seafood; trying handmade chocolates at the Oban Chocolate Company; walking through the ruins of Dunollie Castle; or taking a ferry to the isles of Mull, Iona, or Staffa to visit Fingal's Cave.

After Oban, we'll travel to Stirling—the centerpiece of “Braveheart Country”—for Stirling Castle; the William Wallace Monument; Bannockburn Battlefield; and the Church of the Holy Rude, where the infant King James VI was crowned in 1567 (yes, the King James you associate with the King James Version of the Bible).

While in Stirling, we’ll make a day-long visit to Glasgow, which is celebrated for its museums, arts scene, and shopping. Our busy day may include the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Riverside Museum, the People's Palace, the National Piping Centre, and Glasgow Cathedral, with afternoon tea in the internationally acclaimed Willow Tea Room.

Following our time in Stirling, we’ll travel to the east coast of Scotland to visit St. Andrews, birthplace of golf and home to one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities. (It’s where Kate and William met.) Students might choose to walk among the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral and Castle, observe a foursome of golfers concluding a round on the Old Course, play a “round” of their own on the 18-hole putting course, or purchase a hoodie in the university bookstore. Other possibilities include a stroll through the botanical gardens after touring nearby facilities where bagpipes are produced.

From St. Andrews, we'll venture to Edinburgh, Scotland's vibrant and exciting capital. Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city that retains its Old-World charm with its centuries-old architecture and medieval cobblestone streets in the Old Town, and trendy shopping and beautiful parks in the New Town. Class excursions in Edinburgh may include Edinburgh Castle, The Writers' Museum, The National Museum of Scotland, the National Library, or a historic walking tour of the underground vaults. During free time in Edinburgh, students may have the opportunity and wish to hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat, a dormant volcano overlooking the city; take a ghost tour around the haunts of the infamous body snatchers Burke and Hare; solve a mystery at Rosslyn Chapel, which played a significant role in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code; enjoy afternoon tea at Holyrood Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II resides when she visits Scotland’s capital; or have a cuppa in the café where J. K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter novel. 

Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles a day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities. 

Excursions May Include
Among the variety of planned excursions—

  • Scottish Highlands: learn about clan culture and history while experiencing the rustic beauty that has made Scotland so famous
  • Strathmore Highland Games: on the grounds of Glamis Castle (Macbeth was Thane of Glamis)
  • Beatrix Potter museum: to visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, and friends
  • castles and more castles
    • Dunnottar Castle: you won’t believe its breathtaking beauty (Google it.)
    • Inveraray Castle: home of Clan Campbell with a Downton Abbey connection
    • Linlithgow Palace: birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1542
    • Urquhart Castle: on the shore of Loch Ness, you can scan the waves for Nessie
    • Scone Palace: coronation site for centuries of Scottish monarchs, including Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, and Charles II 

Class Information
Classes will be held at various locations, including museums, local campuses, and onsite at the lodging facilities. Days and hours will vary, depending on individual professors.


Student accommodation will be in group apartments, same-sex dorm rooms in hostels, or university housing. Each housing facility will be within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, and most major attractions. Taxis, buses, and trains are available for adventures further afield. Some meals will be provided at our housing facility, while other meals will be self-catering.

Program Fee

  • $4870

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

Applications open on October 1st.