Due to limited accommodation space, this program has a maximum capacity. Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application deadline. TnCIS anticipates that a wait list will be initiated for the regular acceptance applicants. Contact TnCIS if you have questions.
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!
Students in TnCIS Scotland 2016 will have the opportunity to take one of the following courses: Medical Terminology, British Literature II, Lifespan Psychology, Introduction to Music, Western Civilization II, Cultural Anthropology, or Fantasy and Folklore. Students will have numerous opportunities to learn through scheduled excursions that will enhance the course material and bring it to life while on location. Additionally, students will have free time to explore on their own in several locations as we travel around Scotland.
We'll start our trip in Oban, a resort town on the West coast of Scotland. Oban, Gaelic for "the little bay", is best known for its seaside views and the important role it played as a base during the Battle of the Atlantic. Class excursions may include the War and Peace Museum, McCraig's Tower, or the Oban War Memorial. 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 Glasgow, which is best known for its shopping, arts scene, and vibrant night life. While in Glasgow, class excursions may include the Riverside Museum, the People's Palace, and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. During free time in Glasgow, students may want to shop the famous "Style Mile", stroll through the Botanic Gardens, take a tour of the University of Glasgow, or visit the Necropolis.
From Glasgow, we'll venture to Edinburgh, Scotland's vibrant and exciting capital city. Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city that still 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, a historic walking tour of the underground vaults, or the National Library. During free time in Edinburgh, students may decide to hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat, take a ghost tour around the haunts of the infamous body snatchers Burke and Hare, try cuisines from around the world, or have coffee 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. In Edinburgh and Glasgow, public transport and taxis are available if your personal budget permits.
Excursions May Include: Additional excursions may include a venture farther into the Highlands to learn about clan culture and history while experiencing the rustic beauty that has made Scotland so famous. We may also visit St. Andrews, home of golf and one of the world's oldest and most prestigious universities, Urquhart Castle, on the shores of Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, in "Braveheart Country", the ruins of Linlithgow Palace, to explore the formerly grand rooms and find a secret passage, and Doune Castle, which has been seen in television shows such as Game of Thrones and Outlander.
Classes: 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.
Accommodations: 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. Breakfast and either lunch or dinner will be provided daily.