Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is one of Arcadia’s top study abroad destinations - with good reason. The city itself is absolutely beautiful, and this world-class research university is nestled into the city itself, creating a student-centric environment that is both ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
Based on 26 Reviews
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How to travel without planning, how to interact with vastly different cultures without knowing the language, how to stomach British food - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, especially since I was so integrated into the city (as opposed to being on a designated campus). - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 16, 2019 Relaxing
I learned how to be independent. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I got to travel which I had never done before, I got to see other cities and get to know a new city really well. Definitely worth it. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective on life for sure. Also I found new academic and casual interests, new friends bonded in a unique experience, and a new appreciation for the world beyond the USA. - Arcadia University 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
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
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
Past Review 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
February 10, 2020 Fine
I don't regret going, but it wasn't a transformative or important experience in my life. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved it! Everything is different even in the details. The way of living, the education systems, the culture, the language. Enrolling in a large international university like Edinburgh is the way to go because you can really experience life there. Classes are easy but not necessarily easy to get an A. Everyone is nice and the ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I met a lot of new people and learned about Scottish culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 30, 2018 Semester Of A Lifetime
Gained a lot of independence. - Trinity University View Entire Review
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
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
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

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Edinburgh is one of Arcadia’s top study abroad destinations - with good reason.

The city itself is absolutely beautiful, and this world-class research university is nestled into the city itself, creating a student-centric environment that is both scholarly and fun. Edinburgh is centrally located in Scotland and well-connected to everywhere else you could possibly want to go in the UK.

Subject areas range through dozens of disciplines, and include arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, languages, divinity studies, education, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, and music. Credit structures mesh well with home-school requirements. Activities and support are provided by the friendly and welcoming staff of the Arcadia Edinburgh Center, which is located directly on campus.

Special Feature: Arcadia Cornerstone Course 
Cross Cultural Travel Writing: This special course opportunity enables you to 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:


  • Firbush Activity Weekend

  • Luss Highland Games & The Hill House

  • Golf Championship

  • Highlands


  • and more...


WHY ARCADIA?
Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

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):
  • Engineering
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Marketing
  • English Language and Literature
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Physics
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Accounting
  • Legal Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Archeology
  • Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. 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 Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.

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