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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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
Past Review 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
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
This experience was definitely worthwhile and I recommend studying abroad to all students while in college. Not only did I gain an appreciation and love for another culture, I was exposed to different teaching and learning methods as well as subject perspectives, that I can use in my later studies. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
Being in Edinburgh was fabulous. The city is beautiful, and so is the rest of Scotland. Highly recommended! - Tufts University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
I learned so much about Scotland and the culture of the UK as a whole. I also made friends I'll probably have for a lifetime. I know I grew up a lot in the atmosphere of a University that treats its students like real adults. And of course, I got to live in Edinburgh! It was definitely worthwhile. - Fordham University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
Learned about life in Edinburgh and learned a lot about Scottish culture, which btw is awesome. Got some experience living on my own. It was great, but I'm still not sure if it was worth getting so far behind back home - Austin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
Studying in Scotland has definitely made me more aware of the differences between America culture and UK culture. I am definitely considering applying to grad school in Scotland or another country in the UK. I definitely have a much better understanding of the culture and traditions of Scotland and have gained insight into other... - Providence College View Entire Review
Yes. It has opened many doors for me in the the realm of my career and graduate study. Got an opportunity to work abroad in the UK due to my previous experience in Edinburgh. - Ohio State University - Columbus 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
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
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
Past Review 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
I learned how to adapt to a new city with new customs, new slang, new everything. I learned the strength of internal motivation for independent study and exploration. I came to appreciate the American educational system by experiencing that of Edinburgh. I learned about America through global eyes. I overcame unforeseen challeng... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My experience in Great Britain has changed me profoundly in ways that I am not yet entirely conscious of. I obviously learned how to manage a budget, as well as the value of public transportation (as I was without a car). I learned that there are large concerns beyond the US border that I never even hear of living in Texas. The ... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned more about myself, Scotland, how other cultures view Americans, living on my own, and maintaining friendships. - Austin College View Entire Review
Yes, one of the best times of my life - Bryant University View Entire Review
yes! such an amazing and life-changing experience. I am so glad to have had it. - Sarah Lawrence College 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):
  • 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

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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