CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
Scotland: City & Highlands June 22 - July 7, 2018
Program Base Price: $2,899 - $2,999 *
Estimated Airfare: $1,749 - $1,999 *
Dates: June 22 - July 7, 2018
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
* Prices estimates based on summer 2017 program. Final prices will be published by September 15, 2017 on the CCSA website.
Small and independent, Scotland holds a unique place in the history of the British Isles. CCSA’s 2018 program combines city and country as it provides students with a variety of two-week classes that explore various aspects of Scotland’s romantic past and dynamic present. Participants will experience Scotland’s two great cities –Edinburgh and lively Glasgow– and gain a richer understanding of Scotland’s distinctive geography and culture in the beautiful Highlands.
The schedule includes six full days in Edinburgh, four days in the Scottish Highlands, and four full days in Glasgow. Urban accommodations will be in university residence halls with en-suite rooms, while hotels will be used during the Highlands journey. The program ends just as the London Summer Program begins, so students may continue to London for another CCSA course.
The program ends just as the London Summer and London Mid-Summer Programs begins, so students may continue to London for another CCSA course.
The price of this CCSA program includes:
en suite accommodations in twin rooms (Edinburgh & Highlands) and single rooms (Glasgow)
edinburgh bus pass and Glasgow subway/bus pass
health and emergency evacuation insurance
program excursions, course-related activities and entrances
daily breakfast and some additional meals
Optional Group Travel:
A GROUP TRAVEL OPTION through CCSA is available at additional cost and includes:
Round trip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities.
Round trip ground transportation between the destination/departure airport(s) and the accommodation sites.
Travel with friends and other participants on this program as a group all the way to your destination! If this is your first time abroad (or even flying!) we highly recommend you travel as part of the group. Round-trip air transportation from cities other than CCSA-designated airports MAY be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost.
Earth Science / Environmental Science / Geography / History
James Hutton and the Scottish Roots of Modern Geology
Course Description: Scotland is the most ancient landscape in Britain and considered to be the birthplace of modern geology. James Hutton was one of the most creative scientists of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment, and his theories about earth's evolution over geologic deep time are basic to modern geology. This course will expose geology and geography students to famous sites, such as Siccar Point and Salisbury Crags Sills, on which Hutton based the revolutionary and influential concepts that are the foundation of modern geological thought. We will also visit his farmhouse at Slighhouses and his grave in Edinburgh, as well as relevant museums. Expected ability to walk 3 to 5 miles daily, carry a day pack with essential items (i.e., water, lunch, personal medications, first aid, etc.).
Prerequisite: Introduction to Geology/Earth Science/Physical Geography and completion of basic university writing requirements.
English / Literature / Creative Writing / Interdisciplinary
Scribes in Scotland: Wandering, Wondering, Writing
Course Description: Designed for creative writers, English majors, and humanities students, this class will engage in the art of flanerie (immersing ourselves in our surroundings to hone our critical, observational, and writing skills) to create a Scottish travelogue including both creative and expository writing. Before we set off we will read and reflect on flanerie, Scotland's influence on the world, and the work of other flaneures. In Scotland, we will write in stimulating locations from the Princes Street Gardens to the Writers' Museum in Edinburgh and Glasgow Green to Mitchell Library in Glasgow with castles, cafes, and Highland adventures included. Expect daily walking between 3 to 5 miles.
Prerequisite: Completion of basic writing requirement at student's home institution.
Course Description: Throughout this program, we will gain an understanding of what it means to be Scottish, and what Scottish art and culture are like. We will study Scottish films and visit such classic sites as Edinburgh Castle, the Western Highlands, and the Piping Museum. We will attend multiple bagpipe and Scottish dance shows, taste Scottish treats like haggis and shortbread, and talk to the locals while attending the Edinburgh Film Festival. At the world-famous film festival, we will attend screenings and Q&A sessions with directors, and learn what features make a film likely to be picked up for distribution at a festival. Expect daily walking between 3 to 5 miles.
Prerequisite: One semester of a writing or literature course.