Edinburgh and Dublin

Our fabulous program in Edinburgh and Dublin will be on a "bye" year for May 2020. Originally scheduled to run alternate years, this terrific program has run for 12 consecutive years. Time to take a break! We'll be back in May 2021!

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

We will venture to the capitals of both Scotland and Ireland in 2018. 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 and stay 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 22 - June 8, 2019

Comprehensive fee of $3,950 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): 

  • BIO 304/475  Biology of Place: Landscape and Human Impact in Scotland and Ireland (Gen Ed TS, BCC MI or NS)

    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 and/or either the Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences or Multidisciplinary Integration requirement for the Bradley Core Curriculum. And . . 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). NOTE: a $200 surcharge applies for the field expedition to western Ireland.
  • COM 103 The Oral Communication Process (Gen Ed SP, BCC OC)

    Mr. Dan Smith
  • Complete your General Education / Core Curriculum Speech requirement with this unforgettable experience. Study delivery with the masters at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and enjoy the unique cultural event of a Burns Night with your special occasion speech. Research and present informative speeches on British history and its impact on our lives today. Study persuasion and advocacy in Dublin, the birthplace of British dissent and advocacy. Make your COM 103 class a highlight of your Bradley experience! Contact Mr. Dan Smith for more details.
  • ENG 302  Travel Writing (Gen Ed C2, BCC W2)  SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

    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.
  • IS 100  Contemporary World Forces (Gen Ed SF, BCC GP/GS) or, for majors, IS 490 Directed Study Abroad

    Ms. Angela Weck, Institute of International Studies

    Breaking up is hard to do.  But will it be an ugly divorce? Or will the angry couple figure out a way to live with their irreconcilable differences?  Witness history in the making with IS 100/IS 490!  Explore the forces that shape our world and how they are influencing the terms of divorce between the UK and the EU.  With Edinburgh, Scotland out, and Dublin, Ireland in, questions will undoubtedly arise about the terms of the divorce, and the political, economic, and social fallout of the decisions made in the split.  Don’t forget the impact on the family – and explore how Brexit will affect the US as well!


Pre-register on our homepage beginning Monday, September 10. Then, complete the registration process in person at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 23 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 in 246 Bradley Hall.

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 participate in an academic program abroad. Are you a freshman or transfer student who is confident that your first on-campus GPA will be above 2.50? You can also pre-register! (Note: you must achieve at least a 2.5 GPA both at midterms and at the end of the semester to remain enrolled.)

Program Payment: after the initial $500 deposit, the remaining program fee is due in two equal installments: half of the balance is due by February 4, 2019, and the final payment is due no later than March 4, 2019.

Cancellations: any notice of cancellation must be made in writing by the program participant. Those who cancel after February 1, 2019 will be subject to a $1,500 cancellation fee beyond the initial deposit. Those who cancel after March 1, 2019 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.