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)
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
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.
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.
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