Scotland

June 22, 2018 —July 07, 2018

Small and independent, Scotland holds a unique place in the history of the British Isles. CCSA's 2018 program combines city and country as it provides students with a variety of two-week classes that explore various aspects of Scotland's romantic past and dynamic present. Participants will experience Scotland's two great cities –Edinburgh and lively Glasgow– and gain a richer understanding of Scotland's distinctive geography and culture in the beautiful Highlands.

The schedule includes six full days in Edinburgh, four days in the Scottish Highlands, and four full days in Glasgow. Urban accommodations will be in university residence halls with en-suite rooms, while hotels will be used during the Highlands journey. The program ends just as the London Summer Program begins, so students may continue to London for another CCSA course.

Scotland Program Package

Base Price $2,999 Includes:

  • En suite accommodations in twin rooms (Edinburgh & Highlands) and single rooms (Glasgow)
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
  • Edinburgh bus pass and Glasgow subway/bus pass
  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals

Optional Group Travel:

Estimated Cost: $1749 – $1999 *
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport. Includes

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
* All prices are estimates based on Summer 2017 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by September 2017.

Quick Info

  • Program Dates: June 22, 2018 —July 07, 2018
  • Early Application Deadline: February 9, 2018
  • Final Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $ 2,999

Courses Offered

Earth Science / Environmental Science / Geography / History

James Hutton and the Scottish Roots of Modern Geology
Course Description: Scotland is the most ancient landscape in Britain and considered to be the birthplace of modern geology. James Hutton was one of the most creative scientists of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment, and his theories about earth's evolution over geologic deep time are basic to modern geology. This course will expose geology and geography students to famous sites, such as Siccar Point and Salisbury Crags Sills, on which Hutton based the revolutionary and influential concepts that are the foundation of modern geological thought. We will also visit his farmhouse at Slighhouses and his grave in Edinburgh, as well as relevant museums. Expected ability to walk 3 to 5 miles daily, carry a day pack with essential items (i.e., water, lunch, personal medications, first aid, etc.).
Prerequisite: Introduction to Geology/Earth Science/Physical Geography and completion of basic university writing requirements.
Dr. Joe Dan Collins, Jr. | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

English / Literature / Creative Writing / Interdisciplinary

Scribes in Scotland: Wandering, Wondering, Writing
Course Description: Designed for creative writers, English majors, and humanities students, this class will engage in the art of flanerie (immersing ourselves in our surroundings to hone our critical, observational, and writing skills) to create a Scottish travelogue including both creative and expository writing. Before we set off we will read and reflect on flanerie, Scotland's influence on the world, and the work of other flaneures. In Scotland, we will write in stimulating locations from the Princes Street Gardens to the Writers' Museum in Edinburgh and Glasgow Green to Mitchell Library in Glasgow with castles, cafes, and Highland adventures included. Expect daily walking between 3 to 5 miles.
Prerequisite: Completion of basic writing requirement at student's home institution.
Dr. Deanna Mascle | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Film / Media Studies / Communication / English

Understanding Scotland through Popular Film
Course Description: Throughout this program, we will gain an understanding of what it means to be Scottish, and what Scottish art and culture are like. We will study Scottish films and visit such classic sites as Edinburgh Castle, the Western Highlands, and the Piping Museum. We will attend multiple bagpipe and Scottish dance shows, taste Scottish treats like haggis and shortbread, and talk to the locals while attending the Edinburgh Film Festival. At the world-famous film festival, we will attend screenings and Q&A sessions with directors, and learn what features make a film likely to be picked up for distribution at a festival. Expect daily walking between 3 to 5 miles.
Prerequisite: One semester of a writing or literature course.
Dr. Jill Franks | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

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