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Study Abroad in Scotland

Scotland is a country known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant cities. As a study abroad destination, Scotland offers American college students a unique and enriching experience in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

The city of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a popular destination for study abroad programs. With a population of approximately 500,000, Edinburgh offers a bustling city atmosphere combined with historic charm. The city is famous for its iconic castle, situated on top of an extinct volcano, as well as its picturesque cobblestone streets and lively festivals.

Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, is another popular destination for American college students seeking a study abroad program. With a population of approximately 600,000, Glasgow is known for its thriving music scene, world-class museums, and vibrant nightlife.

In addition to its cities, Scotland offers a wealth of outdoor activities and natural beauty. From the rugged coastline of the Highlands to the rolling hills of the Lowlands, Scotland's landscapes are breathtaking and offer opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor adventures.

Scotland is generally considered a safe country for students, with low levels of crime and a friendly local community. The country also has a well-developed public transportation system, making it easy to navigate and explore.

Please note that the number of American students studying in Scotland varies from year to year. However, Scotland is a popular destination for American college students seeking a unique study abroad experience. It is important to take common-sense precautions when studying abroad, such as being aware of your surroundings and not walking alone late at night. The cost of living in Scotland can be more affordable than in other major UK cities, but students should still budget accordingly and take advantage of student discounts on attractions, transportation, and food.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad and Internship programs in Scotland, UK. It is an index to international education in Scotland, listing university-level study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, and intensive language school programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate study abroad options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores, and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad.

You can also see options listed by Scottish cities:
study abroad programs in Aberdeen
study abroad programs in Dundee
study abroad programs in Edinburg
study abroad programs in Glasgow
study abroad programs in St. Andrews
study abroad programs in Stirling
study Abroad programs in the Scottish Highlands

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Study Abroad Reviews for University of Dundee: Dundee - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
University of Dundee: Dundee - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

Dundee is ideally situated on the east coast of Scotland, with a population of around 150,000. Our city is famously friendly and open. We have more hours of sunshine, the ...

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0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Arcadia: Edinburgh - Scottish Universities International Summer School
Arcadia: Edinburgh - Scottish Universities International Summer School

The renowned Scottish Universities’ International Summer School is a mecca for creative writers, students ...

3.3

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for USAC Scotland: St. Andrews - Undergraduate Courses
USAC Scotland: St. Andrews - Undergraduate Courses

The St Andrews program offers students the opportunity to live and study in a medieval city and centuries-old university, while enjoying Scottish culture and everyday life...

3.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for USAC Scotland: Stirling - Undergraduate Courses
USAC Scotland: Stirling - Undergraduate Courses

The Stirling program offers the opportunity to enroll in a range of courses in a variety of disciplines at the University of Stirling, one of the top-rated academic instit...

4.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for ISEP Exchange: Edinburgh - Exchange Program at Edinburgh Napier University
ISEP Exchange: Edinburgh - Exchange Program at Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest universities in Scotland with almost 4,000 international students from over 100 countries studying in Business, Creative ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for ISA Study Abroad in Stirling, Scotland
ISA Study Abroad in Stirling, Scotland

Stirling is one of Scotland's most historic cities, which many major battles for Scottish independence took place in and around. Once the capital of Scotland, the city is ...

4.5

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for SUNY Purchase: Edinburgh - Edinburgh College of Art
SUNY Purchase: Edinburgh - Edinburgh College of Art

ECA is located in historic Edinburgh,a charming city combining a rich, celebrated past with contemporary points of interest such as the Museum of Scotland and the new Scot...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for SUNY Binghamton: Edinburgh - Exchange & Study Abroad Program at University of Edinburgh
SUNY Binghamton: Edinburgh - Exchange & Study Abroad Program at University of Edinburgh

Binghamton University's exchange and study abroad programs with the University of Edinburgh provide for participants to study at one of the WORLD'S TOP 20 UNIVERSITIES.  S...

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Study Abroad Reviews for SUNY New Paltz: Dundee - Study Abroad at University of Dundee
SUNY New Paltz: Dundee - Study Abroad at University of Dundee

The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 as a university college, and for 70 years is was a constituent college of the University of St Andrews. The University of Dund...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for University of Stirling: Stirling - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
University of Stirling: Stirling - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

The University of Stirling is ranked in the top 2.5% of global higher education institutions and is best S...

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0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Semester in Scotland
CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Semester in Scotland

With its around-the-clock buzz of activity, Edinburgh is an ideal location for any student. On Semester in Edinburgh, you’ll study at Edinburgh Napier University, which du...

4.6

9 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Stirling - Semester in Stirling
CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Stirling - Semester in Stirling

On Semester in Stirling, you will live in one of the most historic spots in the UK, where many a battle was fought for Scottish independence. Put on your kilt and get read...

4.8

2 reviews