Arcadia: Edinburgh - Scottish Parliamentary Program

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What better place to experience the cut and thrust of legislative operations than the Scottish Parliament - at a pivotal time in its history as the debate continues over Scotland's national identity and political future within Great Britain and Eu... read more

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Learned a ton about Scottish Politics through interning in the Parliament - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I grew academically and personally from my time spent abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Studying abroad has shown my how limited my view of the world was. I have always been passionate about international studies and considered myself to be quite "worldly", but it turns out that you can't truly appreciate the world until you have lived in other parts of it. This is a lesson that I will carry with me throughout both... - Rhodes College View Entire Review
I gained work experience and had a lot of fun, but it was a program that could have been located in the states, there was very little integration with Scottish society - Trinity University View Entire Review
May 09, 2017 A Bit Rocky
A good understanding of domestic, British Politics and a slight understanding of the intricacies of British identity. I would like to live there and learn more. - Arcadia University View Entire Review
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Past Review Amazing
I learned so much about myself as a traveler and a person. I saw so much of the world in just 4 months. I feel like I matured, and I gained a lot of perspective. The world is a very large place. - Villanova University View Entire Review
I learned how to depend on myself and how to open up while abroad. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes it was worth it - Trinity University View Entire Review

About

What better place to experience the cut and thrust of legislative operations than the Scottish Parliament - at a pivotal time in its history as the debate continues over Scotland's national identity and political future within Great Britain and Europe. This exciting program with the prestigious University of Edinburgh, is offered during both the semester and the summer. It brings you a unique opportunity to help make history by working with members of the Scottish Parliament, which re-opened in 1999 after its suspension in 1707.

You’ll be matched with a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) according to your mutual policy interests.

As the cornerstone courses are taught at an advanced level, previous university-level coursework in political science and/or related fields is required. You will enroll in three courses at the University of Edinburgh, covering British politics, Scottish politics, society and culture during the first 5 weeks of the program. Your internship will take place during the final 10 weeks during which you will conduct a major academic project and research report.

This is an unparalleled practical and academic experience for students of government, law, politics, history, economics or sociology. You’ll delve into the culture, history and politics of Scotland and the UK through engaging academic courses and the opportunity to complete significant research under the direction of a member of the Scottish Parliament.


ARCADIA EXCURSIONS


Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:


  • Firbush Activity Weekend

  • Windsor Castle

  • Adventure weekend in Wales

  • Royal Ascot

  • Ceilidh Dance


  • and more...


ARCADIA'S APPROACH
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:


  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad


  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!


  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.


  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide


  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.


Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • European Studies
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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Arcadia Scholarships

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.

$250-$2,500

Deadlines:
Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only students who have been accepted to a program from The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University will be considered for an award.

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