Full Program Details can be found here
Join us to live and study for two weeks in historic Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and UNESCO City of Literature and home to two World Heritage Sites. Come walk the same streets as did historic figures as Mary Queen of Scots, Adam Smith, and William Wallace, and see the sites that inspired such literary figures as Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, John Rebus, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Once known as "Auld Reekie," Edinburgh today is world renowned for its architecture, university, and castle as well as for producing some of the world's most well-known writers such as JK Rowling, Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Louis Stevenson. In addition to such historic sites as the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill, and Greyfriar's Kirk, Edinburgh also boasts wonderful restaurants, lively pubs, a thriving theatre and music scene, and serves as the center of Scottish politics. Students can enjoy street performances, stroll parks such as the Meadows or Princes Street Gardens, watch a local rugby or football match, listen to local music and comedians, or brave the summit of Arthur's Seat (the site which inspired James Hutton, the founder of modern geology.) In addition, students in the program will also visit cities such as Glasgow, Stirling, and St. Andrews as well as the Scottish Highlands, lochs, and glens. Students can also take advantage of Edinburgh's location and rail, bus, and air transportation opportunities to visit places such as Aberdeen, the Orkney Islands, Manchester, York, Newcastle, or even London. As the French writer Voltaire once wrote, "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilization," and now you can, too.
The Estimated Program Cost $2,900 Includes:
-Accommodations in Edinburgh for the program's duration
-Activities & excursions as listed below under the "Activities & Admin" section
-Daily breakfast and group welcome dinner
-Health insurance policy providing coverage for any medical expenses that may incur
-An optional group flight: students may purchase their flights through the group airfare arranged through USG Goes Global or arrange their own airfare separately. The cost listed on this page includes an estimate for the program fee + roundtrip airfare.
-Some free days to travel to other locations in the UK & Europe
The Estimated Program Cost Does Not Include:
-Tuition, which will be paid directly to each student's home institution. The USG Goes Global tuition rate is $199/credit hour.
-Textbooks or other required course materials
-Ground transport to/from Atlanta airport
-Passport or visa expenses
-Personal spending money for meals that are not included, souvenirs, or personal travel
-A valid passport is required to travel to the UK. US passport holders do not need an additional visa to travel to the UK. If you do not currently hold a valid passport, you may apply for one through the US Department of State. Participants traveling on passports of other countries should contact their institutional representative for assistance in determining whether or not a visa is required for travel to the UK. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the conclusion of international travel.
-The cost range listed on this page is an estimate of the total cost of the program fee plus roundtrip airfare. Students may choose to purchase the group flight through USG Goes Global or purchase their own flight separately. The cost range estimated on this page does not include the cost for tuition.
-Program details such as exact dates, program fee & airfare costs, etc. are subject to change.
2020 Course Offerings:
"Rebels, Kings, & Witches - US & Scotland Before 1865" (Session I & Session II): Dr. David Nelson, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
"From Witch Burning to Body Snatching - The Transformation of Scotland, 1550 - 1850" (Session I & Session II): Dr. David Nelson, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
"From Fairyland to Hogwarts: The Fantasy World of Scottish Writers" (Session I): Dr. Benita Muth, Middle Georgia State University
"The Devil Went Down to Scotland: Witchcraft & Wizardry in Scottish Writing" (Session I): Dr. Benita Muth, Middle Georgia State University
"Introduction to Sociology: Through a Scottish Lens" (Session II): Dr. Kathy Dolan, Georgia State University - Perimeter
"The Sociology of Deviance and Social Control: From Witch Hunts to Modern Moral Panics" (Session II): Dr. Kathy Dolan, Georgia State University - Perimeter
Coursework will be completed through onsite lectures, walking tours, and group discussions coupled with readings, writing assignments, and online lectures. Coursework will begin in the weeks before program departure, and will continue after program conclusion via online content. Students may take either one or two courses for a total of three or six credit hours. Students should reach out to their Institutional Representative to find out their home institution's course equivalencies. Each course's syllabi are linked to its title below and can also be found here.
USG Goes Global Program Manager
Courses are taught in English by faculty from USG schools.
Students may choose to take one morning and one afternoon course.
For course descriptions, visit the program website.
Students do not register for these courses through BANNER; instead, the CGE works with the Office of the Registrar to register students after the study abroad application is complete.
Session I Courses
|Rebels, Kings, and Witches- US and Scotland Before 1865
|From Witch Burning to Body Snatching: The Transformation of Scotland, 1550-1850
|From Fairyland to Hogwarts: The Fantasy Worlds of Scottish Writers
with a grade of C or higher
|The Devil Went Down to Scotland: Witchcraft and Wizardry in Scottish Writing
||ENGL 21XX with a grade of C or above.
For English Majors
ENGL 2050, 2230, and a 21XX all with grades of B or above