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What the University of Edinburgh has to offer •A renowned university founded in 1583 in a glorious city dominated by Edinburgh Castle •A member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League •Known for academic excellen... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 24 Reviews
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Absolutely worthwhile. I met all sorts of people and learned a lot about the world -- and America -- from them. I was also able to learn more about myself, too. It was sort of like living freshman year all over again, which sounds like a nightmare, but it gives you chance to explore something new about yourself, something you di... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot more about myself, as expected, what makes you tick, what you need vs what you want. What makes you happy, what drives you crazy. All in all I would do it all over again in a split second, wish I was there now. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
I learned how to live independently and travel independently. I have also gained a better understanding of UK culture, and the cultures of the other places I traveled to. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
October 28, 2015 Important
I learned how to be independent, adaptable, and appreciative. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Scottish culture and history. It's a very interesting country with a unique culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
April 01, 2015 1 Pound At A Time
I became much more self-reliant and independent. It was overwhelmingly worthwhile. I created many friendships, two of which will be lifelong. I travelled to many places, saw so many things I had only seen in pictures. - Skidmore College View Entire Review
So worthwhile, it was the best decision I have ever made - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Yes it was completely and utterly worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to be more self-reliant and to not be afraid to ask questions. Asking if it was worthwhile isn't an issue. If I had the chance I would do it all over again. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
I did not think so initially. It seemed to easy. As time went on, I grew more irritable. Things were more complicated than they seemed. I adapted and things got better.I became more comfortable with anomalies and discomfort. My experience abroad was worthwhile. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Overall I absolutely loved my study abroad experience, mainly because I love to travel. I'm really glad I finally got to experience the UK academic system first hand because I hear a lot about it from friends who are permanent students there. However, I was not that impressed with the Informatics department at the University of ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 22, 2014 Perspective Gaining
I gained an understanding of other cultures and of my personality - Fordham University View Entire Review
I loved my time abroad, don't get me wrong. I think I would have enjoyed my time more if I wouldn't have done the Parliamentary Internship. And as much as I love rain, constant rain for 5 months really can get to you. My experience was certainly worthwhile, and I loved it a lot. As an adventurous outdoorsy type, if I could turn ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile! I became very independent - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Edinburgh is an beautiful city unlike any others. It's just enjoyable to live in the city and study there. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned a lot about my own independence, how to navigate a city. Definitely worthwhile, but don't underestimate how difficult moving to a new country on your own can be! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Gained a feeling of independence and self-reliance. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
April 29, 2015 Great Trip
Yes. I mostly learned independence and how to live in a thriving city. - Rider University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
What I've learned is that we should risk and get out of our comfort zones in order to grow. This year has been full of challenges, adventures and best memories! - Northeastern University View Entire Review
I didn't expect to be faced with so many cultural differences in a country that speaks my language, but I'm glad for it. 100% a worthwhile experience. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a greater appreciation of my own judgements and opinions but gained a much broader perspective of those around me or have never met before. It was definitely worthwhile. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
People are similar everywhere, but culture plays a really important part in the personalities of the people you meet. There is always something else to see. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I think the greatest thing I gained from study abroad is learning how to really be comfortable with myself and and to be comfortable with being independent. I didn't know anyone on my abroad program or in Scotland before I went there, and I found it very revealing to be so on my own. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My semester in Edinburgh was definitely worthwhile. Edinburgh is a great location for a semester abroad. I gained an appreciation for Scottish history and culture, a heightened sense of independence, and some incredible experiences traveling around the UK and Europe. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a great deal about myself and my own abilities. The independence was invigorating, and every day was a learning experience. I messed up a few times, but I was always able to recover quickly and adapt. I would do it all over again, if I could. Can I? Is that an option? - Berea College View Entire Review

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What the University of Edinburgh has to offer

•A renowned university founded in 1583 in a glorious city dominated by Edinburgh Castle
•A member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League
•Known for academic excellence and as an international research center
•The third largest library in the U.K.
•University facilities include cafeterias, shops, bars and entertainment venues
•More than 200 societies and 60 sports clubs
•The largest student orientation in the country, Freshers' Week
•Excellent computer support across all disciplines

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Business
  • Practical Nursing
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Health Professions
  • Music
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Archeology
  • Earth Science
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • British Literature
  • Celtic Languages, Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Architecture
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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