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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Fort William, United Kingdom; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Isle of Skye, United Kingdom; Melrose, United Kingdom; Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2019 02/17/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:
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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Partner Institution: Strathclyde University Type of Instruction: Fieldwork/Research, Independent Study
Classes With: UGA Students Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Shared Apartment
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: No College/School: Education
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Participant Selection: Not competitive Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

scotland

UGA- Education- GLOBIS: Study Abroad in Scotland

The Scotland Study Abroad program is an 4-week program based in Glasgow, Scotland. The program is co-sponsored by the College of Education and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) however, it is open to all majors. This program will give you a "Scottish" experience while expanding your knowledge through comparative study of education and politics in an international context. It will broaden your understanding of how culture can impact policy using education and politics as the lens through which we examine the country and its people.

Program Location

scotlandGlasgow, Scotland.  The trip also includes excursions to other cities and locations in Scotland -  Edinburgh, Stirling, Fort William, Isle of Skye, Melrose.







Contact Information

Tracy Elder
Program Director
Phone: 706-542-2424
Email: telder@uga.edu

Contact the following previous participants for more information:

Taylor Ogden
Email: taylor.ogden25@uga.edu

Academic Program

EDUC 4100 (Required Course), Special Topics in Educational Theory and Practice – Education in Scotland and the United States
  • 3 credit hours
  • No course prerequisite
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Includes guest lecturers, self-guided reading and exploration plus multiple field trips
Additionally, choose one or more of the following:
EDUC 2120, Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity
  • 3 credit hours
  • No course prerequisite
  • Undergraduate students
  • Must pass a criminal background check
EDUC 4450, International Educational Field Experiences in the Classroom and Community
  • 3 credit hours
  • No course prerequisite
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Must pass a criminal background
INTL 4780, Comparative Study of Political Parties (taught by Strathclyde Univ faculty)
  • 3 credit hours
  • No course prerequisite
  • Undergraduate and graduate students

Program Itinerary (Sample)

Date Day Activity  
 
Day 1 Sat Travel  
Day 2 Sun Arrive, check in to lodging  
Day 3 Mon Orientation to Univ of Strathclyde; Class Meeting; Robert Burns dinner  
Day 4 Tues Glasgow HOHO Bus, Science Centre, Kelvingrove Museum, People's Palace Museum  
Day 5 Wed Orientation to Working in Scottish Schools; Visit to Glasgow City Chambers; Scotland Street School Museum  
Day 6 Thurs Class Meeting  
Day 7 Fri Class Meeting; Ceilidh and dinner at Sloan's  
Day 8 Sat Free Day  
Day 9 Sun Free Day  
Day 10 Mon Class meeting (afternoon)  
Day 11 Tues Class meeting  
Day 12 Wed School visit - Notre Dame High School; Coach to Edinburgh  
Day 13 Thurs Fieldtrip: Scottish Parliament; Holyrood Palace; Overnight  
Day 14 Fri Edinburgh Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour, Edinburgh Castle; Overnight  
Day 15 Sat Fieldtrip to Melrose and Abbotsford; Back to Edinburgh   
Day 16 Sun Coach to Stirling; Visit The Kelpies, Stirling Castle; William Wallace Monument  
Day 17 Mon Class meeting  
Day 18 Tues Class meeting  
Day 19 Wed Class meeting; School visit  
Day 20 Thurs Class meeting  
Day 21 Fri Class meeting; Ceilidh at Sloan's  
Day 22 Sat Free Day  
Day 23 Sun Free Day  
Day 24 Mon Class meeting  
Day 25 Tues Final Presentations  
Day 26 Wed Coach to Fort William; overnight  
Day 27 Thurs Field trip to Isle of Skye;   
Day 28 Fri Field trip to Mallaig; Overnight in Fort William  
Day 29 Sat Coach to Glasgow/Free afternoon  
Day 30 Sun Check out, Travel  


Housing 

Participants will be housed in Glasgow city centre in apartments with fully equipped kitchens, private bathrooms, and a shared living space.  The program fee includes 14 lunches, 7 dinners, and breakfast at all accommodations when we are on field trips.  You will be responsible for your breakfast while in Glasgow in the apartment and for some lunches and dinners.

Program Cost

The program budget has been reviewed by OIE and the program fee has been set for $3345.00.  The price will include a non-refundable $300 application fee, all lodging, meals as detailed above, admission to venues, transportation while in Scotland, and UGA travel insurance. The non-refundable deposit will be paid online, after being accepted, by February 1.  The program fee is subject to change (up or down) based on exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

Registration for classes will begin when notified by the program.  Once notified, participants should register by March 1.  


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Program Reviews:
Jordan Jeanee' Gihl, Maymester 2017 Participant
I never felt unsafe in any of the places that we stayed or traveled to as a group

Samantha Irene Napierala, Maymester 2017 Participant
Scotland is an amazing, beautiful, and welcoming place, but what truly made this trip for me was the people. The Scottish people, for showing us kindness and a smile at every turn, and also everyone who came on this trip with me. I will never forget the memories made with them, one of the absolute highlights of my college experience at UGA!

Margaret Mary O'Brien, Maymester 2017 Participant
One of the most impressionable things I heard on this trip was the phrase "People Make Glasgow." A place can be beautiful on its own (and Scotland sure is filled with an abundance of beauty), but it's made more beautiful by the people in it. I was first drawn to Scotland for the wild landscapes and sprawling countryside, but I fell in love with Scotland because of its kind and generous people. Scotland is filled with beauty at every turn. I can't tell you how many times my eyes were filled with wonder or my smile was as big as the ocean. There is something incredibly new to learn in every moment.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
The acceptance that is celebrated in this culture is probably my biggest take away from this abroad experience.
     — Jordan Heithold, Maymester 2017
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