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A shot of the David Hume monument, along High Street.

Program at a Glance

University of Edinburgh

Country or area United Kingdom - Scotland
City Edinburgh
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Immersion, Internship
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Spring Semester, Year, Fall Semester
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

You can never really know your own culture until you get outside of it. Studying abroad in Scotland is like stepping straight into an interactive history book. Every corner of the landscape shows signs of the past. Occupying the northern part of the island of the United Kingdom, Scotland is a land of wide open sky and lonely landscapes of high cliffs and crashing waves. This program is a full immersion experience, which means you’ll be treated like any other Scottish student. Craft your full-time course schedule based on your academic needs just like back home. Attend class with local Scots and international students from all over the world.

Where you'll study

The University of Edinburgh has five main campuses across the city of Edinburgh with many buildings in the historic Old Town. Home to the oldest literary awards, alma mater of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and birthplace of Dolly the sheep, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing history and culture since it opened in 1583. Despite the city’s relatively small size and population, Edinburgh offers all the social and cultural assets of a large city, including a wide range of museums and art galleries. The city’s international airport and centrally located rail station make it easy to be one of the leading tourist destinations. Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city and the university is the primary coordinator of all festival activity throughout the year. Hundreds of student clubs and societies offer immersion in everything from astrobiology to Harry Potter to the Tango. Don’t miss the student-run International and Exchange Student Society, a great place for a coffee while you read about subsidized trips around Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom.

At the end of my internship, I had a new wealth of knowledge and some amazing travel stories. Looking back, I wouldn't have wanted to spend my summer any other way. Thanks and farewell Edinburgh!

Todd Russell UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering United Kingdom - Scotland

My time in Scotland was nothing short of instrumental to my career. I have just returned from the best five months of my college career and potentially even my life ... so far, that is!

Jackie Stahl UC Santa Barbara Political Science United Kingdom - Scotland

My experience between the months of September to late December was definitely formative. The wide variety of roles and participation in projects meant I learned new skills all the time, and as I leave, I am a changed individual. I appreciate the space to grow and learn; it has further solidified my passion for working in the international realm. 

Rania Alabbadi UC San Diego Political Science United Kingdom - Scotland

Studying abroad in Scotland was truly a life-changing and unforgettable experience. The academics were top-notch, and the city of Edinburgh was breathtaking. Whether I was walking the Royal Mile, exploring Edinburgh Castle, or relaxing in charming cafés, Edinburgh had so much to offer. Through this opportunity, I was able to experience a different culture, meet new people, and step out of my comfort zone to grow!

Felicia Klijian UC Irvine Criminology, Law and Society and Psychological Science United Kingdom - Scotland