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!
The Scotland program offers several courses and each includes immersion in the Scottish culture. Courses in literature, photography, sociology, and medical terminology are among the options. Students will have the opportunity to learn through scheduled excursions and will have free time to explore on their own in several locations as we travel around Scotland.
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: Excursions may include Oban, a beautiful seaside city, and a venture farther into the Highlands to learn about clan culture and history and experience 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. Specific castle visits may include Inveraray Castle, which fans of Downton Abbey will recognize from the 2012 Christmas episode, 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 the beautiful and imposing Edinburgh Castle in Scotland's capital city.
In Glasgow, known for its arts scene, vibrant night life, and upscale and vintage shopping, students may visit the Botanical Gardens, the People's Palace, and the Modern Museum of Art. Finally, we'll spend several nights in Edinburgh, a cosmopolitan city that still retains its old world charm with its centuries old architecture and cobblestone streets. While 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 & Hare, try cuisines from around the world, or have coffee in the café where J. K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter novel.
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.