Edinburgh and Dublin

Two countries, two capitals, two currencies, two perspectives, and two great experiences!

We will venture to the capitals of both Scotland and Ireland in 2017. We will spend a full week in the very center of Edinburgh, within walking distance of Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, and the extraordinary experiences available in the heart of Edinburgh.

Then, we will fly to Dublin for ten days in residence at Trinity College Dublin, located again in the heart of a great city. Our well-established Dublin program has been a terrific success in itself -- now experience Dublin within the remarkable context of Edinburgh!

Program Dates: May 17, 2016 - June 3, 2017


Comprehensive fee of $3950 includes:

  • 3 hours of Bradley credit
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare, including flight from Edinburgh to Dublin
  • Twiin room with private bath and breakfast each day
  • Local transportation for class-related activities
  • Orientation, including city tour and/or walks
  • Visits to historical and cultural sites of significance, museums and other sites of interest, cultural activities, and much more!

Classes available  (3 credits): 

  • Anthropology (ANT) 305  Exploring Celtic Cultures: Scotland and Ireland (Gen Ed NW/WC) or 

  • SOC 491 Individual Research (Soc majors only)

    Dr. Jackie Hogan, Department of Sociology

    This course explores the rich cultures of Scotland and Ireland from ancient times to the present. With daily learning excursions, Edinburgh and Dublin are our classrooms, as we examine music, the arts, language, food, sports and leisure, and working life, spiritual life, and politics. We also examine the great migrations of Scots and Irish around the globe, and specifically to the United States. This course satisfies Bradley’s Non-Western Civilization (Gen Ed NW) and World Cultures (BUCC WC) Core requirements. SOC 491 (Directed Research in Sociology) will permit students to formulate individualized research projects. Discuss the possibilities with Dr. Hogan.
  • BIO 300/475  Landscape and Human Impact in Scotland and Ireland (Gen Ed TS and BCC SB)

    Dr. Michelle Edgcomb Friday and Dr. Kelly McConnaughay, Department of Biology
    This course traces the development of the Scottish and Irish landscape and examines the ways human activity has shaped and been shaped by the landscape. Through daily learning excursions in and around Edinburgh and Dublin and a study tour to western Ireland, we will examine changes in the landscape over time, consider the history of human occupation and land use, and explore the sustainability of some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. This course satisfies Bradley’s Science and Society General Education requirement or Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences requirement for the Bradley Core Curriculum. Biology and Environmental Science majors may elect to register for BIO 475, with additional work in the Spring term that will receive 1 hour of academic credit (LAS 305, which will not trigger an additional tuition charge), for a total of 4 credit hours towards their BIO or ENS major (contact Dr. McConnaughay for more details). 
  • NUR 433/533 International Health & Nursing

    Dr. Deborah Erickson, Department of Nursing
    This course explores health, healthcare problems, and cultural differences in Ireland, Scotland, and selected other countries from around    the world.  We will discuss the use of underserved areas in pharmaceutical research.  Excursions in the two fabulous cities of Edinburgh    and Dublin will enhance your learning experiences. This course is open to all majors.
  • PSY 300  Psychology of Women (Gen Ed CD) 

    Dr. Claire Etaugh, Department of Psychology
    Drawing upon the experiences of Scottish, Irish, and American women as a cross-cultural context, we will explore key aspects of women's lives, including their physical and mental health, sexuality, relationships with men, and employment challenges and opportunities, and we will examine strategies for balancing school, work, and family, and standing up to sexual harassment at school and work.
  • ENG 302  Travel Writing (Gen Ed C2)

    Dr. Martha Craig, Department of English
    This intensive writing course will dovetail perfectly with your travels. In addition to class writing workshops, you will take notes on your experiences and turn those into daily travel essays that will develop into a travel portfolio, accompanied perhaps by photos, memorabilia, and other fascinating travel miscellanea. Along with the extensive daily assignments, you will write two formal essays. All of your writing will focus on describing, narrating, and analyzing the ways in which daily interaction with a new culture can affect and change you, the traveler. Alumni of the Travel Writing class taught abroad comment that it helped them remember and process even the smallest details of their overseas experience, and that they witnessed rapid improvement of their writing skills.


Begin at the  study abroad homepage. Follow the instructions for May 2017 Interim Programs pre-registration. Pre-register before noon on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  Then, you must complete the registration process in person at 8:30am on Thursday, October 27 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Students will enroll in order of their cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits. Thereafter, enrollment for any remaining class places will be on a first-come, first-served in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration.  Deposits must be made by check or cash only, as we are no longer able to accept  credit cards. 

All students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA established at Bradley in order to enroll in a course taught abroad. If you are a transfer student in your first semester at Bradley, or a first-year student, it may be possible to register after your Bradley GPA is established, depending on whether space is available in the course or program in which you wish to participate. Contact us at for details.

Program Payment: after the initial $500 deposit, the remaining program fee is due in two equal installments: half of the remaining balance is due by February 3, 2017, and the final payment is due no later than March 10, 2017.

Cancellations: any notice of cancellation must be made in writing by the program participant. Those who cancel after February 3, 2017 will be subject to a $1,500 cancellation fee beyond the initial deposit. Those who cancel after March 10, 2017 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.