Summer in Scotland is a unique opportunity to spend 4 or 8 weeks living in an awesome, historic Scottish town and earn 6–12 US credits in the process. Unlike many summer programs, this one lets you study alongside Scottish students who are also taking summer subjects.
Get excited about:
Fun class offerings with experiential components – Choose courses in Scottish culture, history, politics, religious studies, business, and media and film studies, all focused on learning about Scotland through readings and related field trips. For even more hands-on experience, take an internship module!
A castle on campus, seriously – The University of Stirling is located on an 18th-century estate with a central lake and a castle. You certainly can’t find that in the States!
Quaint, historic city – You’ll feel like a character in a historical novel as you stroll the narrow, cobblestone streets of Stirling.
Summer in Scotland at the University of Stirling blends the best of Scotland's internationally-respected, educational heritage with the philosophy and structures of the American liberal arts system. The academic calendar is very similar to that in the US. Stirling has been ranked among the top British universities for teaching and career placement, so you can be sure that your courses will be challenging and practical.
Study in Scotland for a 4 or 8-week block (each session is 4 weeks, and 8 weeks if you do both) in the subject areas of business, English, film and media studies, history, politics, or religious studies. With the 8-week program, you may also choose an internship module. Subject selection is first come, first served, so the earlier you apply the better.
Study at an academically rigorous university
Live and study with Scottish students
A campus on the estate of an 18th-century castle
Affordable Scotland study abroad option
Diverse courses in business, politics, history, religious studies, English,and film and media
Fun experiential learning and field trips with your courses
Scottish culture and hospitality
Great student facilities on campus
Explore other parts of Scotland, the UK, and Europe
University of Stirling has an exciting and vibrant campus life that is sure to draw you in. You’ll live on campus with fellow students, making it easy to make new friends! The campus has incredible natural beauty, boasting tons of hiking trails through the Ochil Hills and wildlife galore.
If you love sports, you’ll enjoy Stirling’s excellent sporting facilities which include an Olympic-sized pool, a gym, exercise classes, and kayaking on the loch. Access to all of this is included in your program fee! The campus also has cafés, restaurants, a two-screen cinema, and a golf course, so you don’t have to travel far to be entertained. The University of Stirling’s strong community feel quickly makes Scotland feel like home.
Program dates for Summer 2017 are as follows:
Session 1: June 11 - July 9
Session 2: July 9 - August 6
**It is possible to enroll in both sessions.
You will get to live on campus at the University of Stirling, which is often considered one of the most scenic campuses in all of Europe. The housing is a short five-minute walk to the other campus buildings. The shared flats are made up of up to six students, each typically with their own individual room, and include a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living area. Additionally, the flats are furnished with a desk, lamp, bed, mattress, pillow, bed linens, towels, a sink, bookshelves, storage space, utensils, cookware, and free high speed internet access! You can do your laundry for a small fee at a number of facilities in the building. The housing doesn’t include meals, but you can eat on campus or prepare your own food in the apartment.
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing.
Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
If needed, students are able to work with financial aid to help with the cost of the program. Scholarships are also available.
Out of Pocket Expenses
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program.
Program Contact Information:
Nicole Hughes - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Book an Advising Appointment: nicolehughes.youcanbook.me
Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.