Seize the opportunity to interact, observe, and understand the similarities and differences of educational professions in the U.S. and Great Britain. Spend two weeks in local schools or public agencies in an around Edinburgh, Scotland and Cork, Ireland that relate to your field of study at UW-STOUT. These experiences will help you grow as an individual and global service citizen; enhancing your subject understanding and your personal ability to contribute to the world of education.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland & Cork, Ireland
Scotland has its fair share of cultural entertainment venues! From castles to beaches, you can feel the country’s historical significance while you appreciate its place in today’s modern global community. Excited to hear the bagpipes? See the kilts? Discuss football with a Scottish lad? These fun and quirky traditions can be easily found if you know where to look!
Continue to embrace Great Britain’s cultural customs by participating in some traditional Irish outings: Enjoy golfing, shopping, dining, or just wandering the quant town roads in Cork. Attend an Irish jam session to hear the authentic music of the Celtic lands and maybe even join in on an Irish jig dance!
Summer has officially arrived in Scotland in June – long golden days are to be expected (you can enjoy the novelty of writing your postcards at 11pm in daylight). In general though remember: Great Britain’s weather is a matter of luck! June is, according to averages, a dry month, but be prepared for rain showers. Temperatures are moderate, and when the sun shines it can be very warm. You can expect temperatures ranging from 60-80 degrees average this time of year.
Accommodation: Students will stay in Dalkeith Palace during the first two weeks of the program. Cork university dormitories will be used for the final week of stay in Cork, Ireland.
Meals: All meals will be purchased directly by students.
Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the cost of the flight is already included in the program fee. The faculty leader will accompany the students on their flight.
Passport: All students must have a valid U.S. passport for entrance into the UK. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity as it must be valid for at least six months beyond the return date to the U.S.
Visa: Students are not required to obtain a visa for the duration of this program. If you are not a U.S. passport holder the requirements may be different for you. Please contact your consulate or the Office of International Education for more information.
The final program cost will be determined by the number of participants, shortly after the application deadline. The program cost includes tuition, health insurance, housing, cultural activities, airfare, and in country transportation.
Passport fees, meals, and personal expenses are not included in the program costs and are paid directly by the students.
See budget sheetfor cost details. Students taking at least 6 credits are eligible for summer financial aid. Summer financial aid needs to be applied for separately. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.