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  • Locations: Aberdeen, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Fort William, United Kingdom; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Inverness, United Kingdom; Isle of Skye, United Kingdom; Kirkwall, United Kingdom; St. Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: YES
Sponsor: University of Georgia Partner Institution: Strathclyde University
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Participant Selection: Not competitive
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students Type of Instruction: Experiential, Lecture
Classes With: UGA Students Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
College/School: SPIA Academic Area: Political Science and International Affairs
Language Program: NO Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Work Opportunity: NO
Volunteer Opportunity: NO Scholarship Availability: YES
Housing Location: Off-Campus Housing Type: Shared Apartment
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2022.

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UGA- Education- GLOBIS: Study Abroad in Scotland Maymester

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 politics and education 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.

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Program Location

The program is based in Glasgow, Scotland.  The trip also includes excursions to other cities and locations in Scotland -  Edinburgh, Inverness, 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:

Calli McCormack
Email: callimmccormack@uga.edu

Madilyn Patterson
Email: madilyn.patterson@uga.edu

Academic Program

INTL/POLS 4367, Scottish Politics, Society and Culture (Required Course)
  • 3 credit hours
  • No course prerequisite
  • Undergraduate
  • Includes guest lecturers, self-guided reading and exploration plus multiple field trips
 
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 itinerary, subject to change - Revised Itinerary, Scotland, 2021.pdf

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 OGE and the program fee will be published in the Cost of Attendance sheet.  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 when you commit to the program.  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:
Samantha Wailea Chosed, Maymester 2019 Participant
I was very surprised and grateful to the amount of time the students had to be able to connect with the local culture and people of Scotland.

Taylor Alene Ogden, Maymester 2017 Participant
This program allowed me to experience things I would not have been able to otherwise and made me a more well-rounded person; I came away from this trip with new friends, stories, knowledge, and viewpoints that I will cherish forever.

Jordan Jeanee' Gihl, Maymester 2017 Participant
All professors were very understanding and accommodating when it came to helping us balance academic requirements and living in another country and I really appreciated that

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
I have a newfound appreciation for international travel. Although Scotland has many traits in common with the United States (including similar ancestry, the same language, and many customs), a lot of it was different, and those differences enriched my education. Going into UGA, I was far more focused on the political science side of my SPIA double major, but now I'm intrigued by what international affairs has to offer me in the future.
     — Evan Katz, Maymester 2017
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This program is currently not accepting applications.