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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
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  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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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: No
Type of Instruction: Service-Learning College/School: CAES
Academic Area: Agricultural Education Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 3
Scholarship Availability: Yes
Program Description:

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Scotland: Youth Engagement in Agriculture 

Explore Scotland and practice your training in education in the same trip. Through this course, students will lead elementary school lessons in agriculture; implement service-learning projects in Athens, Georgia, and Dumfries, Scotland; and expand their worldviews.

This nine-day adventure, held over spring break, is the culmination of a spring course that addresses student engagement in the agricultural and environmental sciences. Through a partnership with Dumfries schools and University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus faculty and students, college students will work in teams to engage elementary students in agricultural lessons.

University of Georgia students will travel to London and Scotland’s Edinburgh, Inverness and Dumfries to implement service-learning projects and participate in academic and cultural events. They’ll build school gardens at Troqueer Primary School, design and introduce lessons and teaching resources related to agriculture and the environment, and share their experiences through print or digital media. Of course, they’ll also experience Scottish food, entertainment and culture.

Program Location

scotlandStudents will travel to Dumfries, Scotland to implement the project and participate in both academic and cultural events.
  • Build school gardens and related constructs at Troqueer School
  • Work with teachers to design and introduce lessons and teaching resources that relate to the school gardens
  • Learn about food insecurity through visits with local nonprofits
  • Experience Scottish food, entertainment and culture

Contact Information

Dr. Eric Rubenstein
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
Phone: 706-542-3191

*** Scholarships are available to CAES students.

Academic Program

Two courses are associated with the program. Students enroll in a spring semester course (2 credit hours) in addition to a short course for the actual spring break program (1 credit hour). 

Spring Semester: ALDR 3800 (2 credit hours)
Spring Break: ALDR 3810S (1 credit hour) 
*Both courses are required to participate in the study abroad 

Program Itinerary

Tentative Program Itinerary. 

March 5 Arrive in Dumfries, Scotland 
March 6 Educational tours of the Dumfries/Galloway area and the Scottish countryside
March 7 - 10 Work with local public schools and university students to implement a service-learning project 
March 11 University of Glasgow campus 
March 12 Fly back to Georgia 


Student and faculty will stay at the Holiday Inn on the University of Glasgow Crichton campus. The Program fee will cover the majority of the meals while in Dumfries.

Program Costs

Students pay in-state tuition/fees + airfare + program fee. The program fee for the 2019 trip is $1,600. This fee covers housing, meals, transportation to and from the Glasgow airport to the Dumfries campus, and entrance fees. 

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Program Reviews:
Spring Break 2017 Participant
The things we covered in class were helpful in teaching as well as tips for the trip.

Jordan Rae Collins, Spring Break 2017 Participant
My study abroad program was eye-opening. I loved getting to experience another culture for the first time in my life. It gave me a hunger to see more of the world, which I hope to satiate in my lifetime. I hope that study abroad programs can become an opportunity for every single student to experience, because every moment and dime is worth it!

Spring Break 2017 Participant
Dr. Rubenstein and Elena were a great team and balanced each other very well. They were very approachable and made things run smoothly even in the midst of changes.

Because of our enormous size, we as Americans are limited to the cultures we can easily access compared to other countries in the world. It's very easy to get "stuck in your ways" and close minded. However, experiencing the different cultures and speaking with Scotland natives about their travels to other countries and their views of America was very eye opening. I also noticed that we should be more laid back and not so up tight. Other countries have more focus on relationships and spending time with one another rather than working.
     — Heather Stanley, Spring Break 2019
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This program is currently not accepting applications.