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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer II
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USG Goes Global 
  • Restrictions: UNG applicants only
  • Program Costs: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2023 03/17/2023 ** Rolling Admission 06/04/2023 07/17/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
Full Program Details can be found here

Pictures of Scotland
Join us to live and study for two weeks in historic Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and UNESCO City of Literature, home to two World Heritage Sites! Come walk the same streets as did historic figures such 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 & Mr. Hyde. 

Once known as “Auld Reekie,” Edinburgh today is world-renowned for its architecture, university, and castle as well as 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 Greyfriars 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). 

Visit cities such as Glasgow, Stirling, and St. Andrews as well as the Scottish Highlands, lochs, and glens, and 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. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. David Nelson (dave.nelson@abac.edu)

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST INCLUDES
  • Shared 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
  • Some free days to travel to other locations in the U.K. & Europe
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)
  • Airfare (students may purchase flights through the group airfare arranged by USG Goes Global or purchase their own airfare separately -- program cost listed on this page does not include roundtrip airfare)
  • 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

COURSE INFORMATION: Students will be responsible for coursework before, during, and after program travel. Coursework will be completed through onsite lectures, walking tours, and group discussions coupled with readings, writing assignments, and online lectures. Courses begin before the program departs and may continue after the program returns via online content. For course equivalencies at their home institution, students should contact their Institutional Representatives. Please see Academics below for available courses, syllabi, and course requirements.

PASSPORT/VISA REQUIREMENT: A valid passport is required to travel to this destination. At this time, U.S. passport holders do not need an additional visa to travel to this destination. If you do not currently hold a valid passport, you may apply for one through the U.S. Department of State. Participants traveling on passports of other countries should contact their Institutional Representative to determine whether or not a visa is required for travel to this destination. **PASSPORTS MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. For more information on entry and exit requirements, please visit the DoS Country Information page here.

PLEASE NOTE
  • The $200 application deposit is non-refundable unless a student is not accepted into the program or USG Goes Global cancels the program.
  • Program details such as exact dates, program fee & airfare costs, etc. are subject to change.
  • Students utilizing financial aid that will be disbursed after the payment deadline may request a payment deferral to the date their financial aid will be disbursed so that they do not have to make payments prior to receiving expected financial aid.

CANCELLATION POLICY: USG Goes Global reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time due to low enrollment or any other appropriate circumstance (including but not limited to situations that may endanger the health or safety of participants) in USG Goes Global's sole discretion. If USG Goes Global cancels the program, only those fees or costs that USG Goes Global is able to have returned by the third-party service providers will be returned to participants and the program cancellation schedule will still apply. In the event of course cancellation by USG Goes Global, any return of a participant's paid tuition will be determined separately by the tuition refund policy of the participant's college or university.

Full Program Details can be found here


UNG Equivalencies


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 II Courses
 
USGG Course UNG Equivalency Pre-Requisites
Rebels, Kings, and Witches- US and Scotland Before 1865 HIST 2201 N/A
From Witch Burning to Body Snatching: The Transformation of Scotland, 1550-1850 HIST 4300 N/A
Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 1101 N/A
The Psychology of Scottish Ghosts and Second Sight N/A; cannot enroll