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CCSA: Summer 2014 - Scotland Health & Human Services
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Course Disciplines: Nursing, Social Work
Faculty's Member Institution:
University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University
Program Type: Short Program
Air Travel Options:
Group Travel Available (from CCSA Departure Cities), Independent Air Travel Available
Program Description:

DATES: May 17, 2014 – June 1, 2014
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: $100 discount for applications received by February 7, 2014
CREDIT: 3 hours

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Program Overview
Join CCSA on the Scotland Health and Human Services Program as we explore the cultural, historic and professional factors that have shaped the practice of these fields in the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, as well as in the villages, highlands and lowlands of the northernmost nation in the British Isles. Known best for its beautiful landscape, historic castles and picturesque villages, Scotland has also been a center of learning, religious conflict and social reform for hundreds of years. Both the oldest medical training center and the oldest medical school in Great Britain were established in Scotland.
Important scientific discoveries--anesthesia, antiseptics, penicillin, insulin and cloning--all began in Scotland. Several of the UK’s largest schools of Nursing and Midwifery call Scotland home, and the University of Edinburgh is one of the great centers for medical, nursing and social welfare research. The last 50 years have seen major social welfare initiatives in Scotland that have affected the practice of social work across the country. On this program participants will have an opportunity to study and observe nursing, health care and social work practice, policy, training and research on a national and local level.
By combining this intensive study abroad experience with course-specific directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.
Please carefully read the Program Details section for additional information pertinent to all CCSA programs.
For those making their own flight arrangements, the price of the
Scotland Program is $3795. Participants arranging their own air
transportation must contact the CCSA Central Office before initiating
travel arrangements and must file a copy of their flight itinerary with
the office after reservations have been made. In making transportation
arrangements please note that the in-country portion of the Scotland
Program begins and ends in Edinburgh on May 18 and June 1,
respectively. Airport transfers to and from the accommodation site are
provided ONLY to those participants for whom CCSA has arranged air
For those traveling on flights arranged by CCSA, the price of the
Scotland Program is $4995, which includes round-trip transportation
from designated cities as well as airport transfers to and from the
accommodation site.
Included in the program price for all participants are:
• internal transportation between program sites
• accommodations
• ISIC (International Student Identification Card)
• most program excursions
• health and emergency evacuation insurance
• daily breakfast and some additional meals
All prices are subject to change in the event of unanticipated increases
in airfares, monetary exchange rates or other changes in program
costs. In some cases, program items may be deleted in lieu of a price
Additional costs
Most meals, other than breakfast, are at the participant’s own expense.
A minimum of $600 should be budgeted for meals and additional
course-related transportation and entrance fees not covered in the
program price. Additionally, approximately $150 should be budgeted
for textbooks and other required course materials. Participants should
also budget additional funds for personal expenses such as souvenirs
and independent travel, based upon their individual spending habits.
Tuition is not included in the program costs detailed above. Please
refer to Registration/Tuition & Fees in the Program Details section for
additional information.

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Participants in the Scotland Program reside in dormitories and local
hotels. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy
with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms; single rooms may be
available at an additional price.
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the February
21, 2014 application deadline, as priority is given to early applications.
Applications submitted on or before February 7, 2014 receive a $100
deduction in the program price, reflected in a reduced application fee,
due at time of application.
• Non-refundable Application Fee: $200 if received on or
before February 7, 2014; $300 for applications received
after February 7, 2014. The application fee, which must be
paid by credit card at time of application, serves as
a deposit toward the overall program price.
• First Payment: $2300 due on March 7, 2014.
• Final Payment: $2395 for those traveling with the CCSA
group, $1195 for those making their own arrangements,
due on April 4, 2014; the single room supplement, if
applicable, is also due at this time.
Effective October 1, 2013: As a 501(c)3 educational organization, CCSA
will be assessing a 3% surcharge on all credit card transactions. This
surcharge will be automatically added to each credit card payment.
Please familiarize yourself with the Payment Information and
Cancellation Policy in the Program Details section.
Shortly after submission of the online application and fee and
completion of the local CCSA Campus Representative Approval
Recommendation, applicants will receive an application approval
notification. During the online application process, students from
non-consortium schools will receive instruction regarding additional
application requirements.
An official letter of acceptance into the program will be sent
electronically approximately three weeks after the program
application deadline, at which time final approval of course selection
will be confirmed in your online application.
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The following are descriptions of the courses of study offered for this CCSA program. Applicants may register for
courses offered by professors from any member institution. Students are encouraged to email faculty to learn more about the classes. Before applying for any course, refer to the course description regarding prerequisites.
Course prerequisite(s) must be completed or, where applicable, waived by the course instructor, prior to the program’s departure date.
Nursing Leadership & Management in Scotland

Come to Scotland and see firsthand a true universal health care
system. Experience the excitement of interacting with nurse leaders
on the frontline of health care delivery in a country rich with history
and culture. Tour health care facilities, explore the educational
preparation of nurses and speak to the consumers of health care. Don’t
miss this opportunity to travel to one the most beautiful and culturally
rich countries in the world.
Prerequisite: Upper Division of nursing
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. M. Cynthia Logsdon []
University of Louisville)
Health Care & Social Work in Scotland: The Old, the New &
the Invisible

This study abroad travel class will focus on experiential learning as
students explore the state and history of health care and social services
in Scotland. Students will visit historical sites and health and social welfare
institutions in Edinburgh where they will have the opportunity to interact
with health care and social work professionals and local consumers of
such services while learning about the diverse roles of social services
and health care providers. Students will explore the health care of the
vulnerable and the invisible (seniors, homeless, poor). Visits to historical
sites and museums--such as Museum of Childhood, Anatomical Museum,
workhouse tour, Edinburgh Castle and Museum of Edinburgh--will be
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Janelle Peeler & Dr. Myra “Susan” Jones [jan.peeler@wku.
&] Western Kentucky University)

This program is currently not accepting applications.