Stirling, Scotland

June 14 - July 12, 2014


Sign-up deadline March 3, 2014

Final Payment deadline April 7, 2014

Comprehensive fee  of $5650 includes:

  • tuition
  • 6 semester hours of academic credit
  • airfare
  • on-campus housing in single-study bedrooms with internet hookup
  • a comprehensive orientation
  • field trips and excursions
  • social activities
  • airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Sports Centre membership
  • NHS free medical/emergency access. 

NOTE: Additional costs for which participants are responsible include food, the occasional textbook and incidental expenses such as entertainment and shopping.

Beautiful Stirling, Scotland, combines the charm of a historic destination with the buzz of a contemporary city. There’s truly something for everyone, much of it aimed directly at students.  Nestling where the Scottish highlands and lowlands meet, it’s no surprise that Stirling is known as ‘the heart of Scotland.'

On your doorstep is the peace and tranquility of unspoiled mountains, lochs and shores – perfect for outdoor activities such as walking, canoeing, mountain biking and sailing. Meanwhile, as the geographical heart of Scotland, Stirling has superb links to the rest of the country and beyond.  Scotland's two great cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, are less than 45 minutes away by speedy train commute. And students wishing to fly can choose from either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, both of which offer direct flights to a wide range of domestic and international destinations.

You’ll soon learn that Stirling is linked to two of Scotland’s historic heroes: William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Along with a dramatic medieval castle, these give Stirling a unique historical and cultural presence. And Stirling’s history blends perfectly with a thriving modern soul. The city lights up at night, and many locations gear themselves towards students, with themed nights and DJs. Traditional locations provide quieter alternatives, with open fires and folk music, a vibrant mix of old and new, with outdoor gardens for long summer evenings.  Culturally, Stirling Castle is an established concert and arts venue, having hosted acts such as Bob Dylan, REM and Jamiroquai.

The city is a major tourist destination, something reflected in the wide choice of cuisine at the numerous restaurants, bistros and cafés. There’s everything from pub grub to fine dining, with Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Mexican all well represented. And you can pop into nearby Bridge of Allan for delis, bakeries and a classic fish ’n’ chip shop.

The Stirling 4-week program provides 6 total credit hours.  For the Summer 2014 program, students will choose two Stirling courses from the following:

  • Brief Encounters: An Introduction to Writing Short Stories
  • Education and Learning: A Scottish Perspective
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Royals and Rascals: Contemporary Studies in British Journalism
  • Marketing and Branding Scotland
  • The Psychology of Art with a Tartan Twist
  • Psychology of Evil
  • Photographing the Urban
  • Religion and Conflict
  • Scottish History: The Covenanters
  • Scotland on the Screen
  • Scotland the What?  Contemporary Scottish Literature & Identity
  • Nursing and Health Care in Scotland

Classroom time is an intense 3 days per week with an additional 4th day providing site visits and field trips related to your academic study. A 3-day weekend each week allows for independent exploration of all that Scotland has to offer.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for participation in this program.

For more details please check out the web site of this summer program: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/international-summer-school/

For additional program information and sign-up contact:

Marian Phelps, International Programs Office, 325 GCC

309-677-2400 or mlp@bradley.edu