Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh

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Located in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading international academic institutions which has the oldest literature department in Britain and famous alumni such as Charles Darwin. A range... read more

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I gained a sense of independence. Having to learn how to interact and get along in a foreign country was incredibly helpful to my self-confidence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
independence, confidence, travel experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
I learned a lot of independence and coping mechanisms while abroad, and learned a lot about the world itself as well as academically. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 28, 2017 Scotia's Darling Seat
It was definitely a worthwhile time. I learned a lot of things about myself, by being in a new place where I didn't know anyone. I learned about other cultures and their perspectives by having international friends. I learned about literature, and I learned about Scotland. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Got a lot of experience traveling, living on my own, problem solving, and being independent. I think it was very worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
June 06, 2017 Arcadia: Scotland
My experience abroad was worthwhile. I learned how to live on my own and become more independent by being forced to do things alone. Schooling throughout the world is so different, and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to experience learning at such a pretigious university. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
It soothed me, and I saw lovely places and met lovely people. Its left me with an appreciation for cities, and a realization: I grew up in an environment ruled by cruelty. Things need not be that way, even in educated, ritzy, historical places. Fuck new england. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
I learned a lot about Scotland politics, ways of living, and different world views/experiences from my own. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Northwestern University View Entire Review
January 02, 2017 Fall In Edinburgh!
Yes it was worthwhile. - Northwestern University View Entire Review
This experience was definitely worthwhile! I gained new experiences and wonderful friends! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
July 09, 2015 A Romantic City
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned a very different culture than US. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
education was not in the classroom. travel, eat, drink - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned to be more independent; I navigated around a city and country all by myself, learned to use various public transportation, cooked for myself, handled accommodation issues on my own, and explored culture and history by making friends. I also delved into Scottish culture and history through my courses at university which... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
January 11, 2018 Wonderful!
I learned to be independent, living and traveling on my own! Very worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 06, 2018 Scotland Was Great..
I think it was worthwhile, but it really was just attending school in a different setting. I will definitely return to Scotland just to travel and be abroad someday. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was incredibly worthwhile and I think everyone should have the opportunity to branch out be going abroad on more than just a vacation. I learned a lot about being independent and living on my own. I also got over some of my anxieties about meeting new people and dealing with new cultures and situations. - Roger Williams University / RWU View Entire Review
September 20, 2017 Amazing Time In Scotland
I definitely learned what kind of learning style fit better with me, but one of the best things about studying abroad was the opportunity to travel and learn with some amazing people. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how I handle certain situations, especially when I travelled by myself. I learned to appreciate the balance between spending time with friends and spending time alone. It's hard to sum up everything I learned, but I'm encouraging everyone I know to study abroad because I know it made me a more co... - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
I gained understanding of a wider variety of opinions & cultural backgrounds; it was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 28, 2017 The Trip Of A Lifetime
The most amazing experience I have ever had. I learned a lot about foreign countries and learned a lot about being on my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 06, 2017 Eye Opening!
I realized that the world is a much bigger place than previously thought. I would say my traveling and meeting people was more valuable than the classes themselves. - Northwestern University View Entire Review
July 18, 2016 The Burrah'
Overall, this was one of the best experiences of my life. I truly felt comfortable in Edinburgh and not only had the freedom of a college student, but also the freedom to travel around Europe and experience new cultures and cities for the first time. I learned so much about Europe, Great Britain and Scotland, and I never anticip... - Suffolk University View Entire Review
August 01, 2015 Spectacular Scotland
I learned how important solitude and independence are. It was incredibly significant for me personally to learn how to live alone in a new place. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Although at points, study abroad can be daunting or even terrifying, this experience has made me more confident, it taught me how to spend time by myself, and helped me become a 'real adult.' - Hamilton College View Entire Review
New friends, experience living independently in a different culture. The university and academics were not what I expected or hoped for. - Middlebury College View Entire Review

About

Located in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading international academic institutions which has the oldest literature department in Britain and famous alumni such as Charles Darwin. A range of course options are available to you, taught by Edinburgh’s expert faculty. Additional support is available through the Arcadia Edinburgh Center, which is located directly on campus.

Cornerstone Course - Cross Cultural Travel Writing: Explore the history of this unique genre of writing in Scotland as well as the work of Scottish writers abroad. As part of your study, you'll create a travel blog and a final reflective presentation. Discover Scotland and the world through your own creative impressions and those of others! (This course includes a weekend excursion.)

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:


  • Edinburgh Weekend

  • Windsor Castle

  • Adventure weekend in Wales

  • Royal Ascot

  • Brighton


  • 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
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Legal Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Archeology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Accounting
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Marketing
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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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