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UW System Scotland: Wisconsin in Scotland
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-W applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
UW-System
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Dorm/On-Campus
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Communication, Dance, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies
 Target Language:
English
 Internship Available:
Yes
Program Description:

Wisconsin in Scotland

UW System Program


Location Dalkeith, Scotland
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, All Majors
Terms Semester, Year, Summer
Language of Instruction English
Partner Website http://www.uwrf.edu/WisconsinInScotland/









The Wisconsin in Scotland (WIS) program is a study abroad program that offers a unique "living and learning community" environment. Students live and study together in the historic Dalkeith House, just outside of Ediburgh, Scotland.

UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, UW-Superior, UW-Parkside, UW-Whitewater, UW-Colleges and Normandale Community College offer participation in the WIS program to their students and faculty members. Students can participate for either one semester, for the academic year, or for the six-week summer program.  Students are taught by a mix of local Scottish professors and visiting professors from member schools.

Academics

The courses offered during each term of the Wisconsin in Scotland program vary based on the disciplines of the faculty selected to teach that term. Courses are taught by faculty from the participating Wisconsin universities. There are also courses offered by British faculty during the fall and spring semesters. All courses are designed to take advantage of the Scottish setting. Fall and spring semester students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits. Summer participants are required to enroll in a minimum of 3 credits. During the semester program, there is the opportunity for independent study/directed study courses and/or internships with home campus approval.  Students who take part in the semester or year long program have the opportunity to participate in internships to enhance their learning experience.

*Counselor Education in Scotland  

Courses to be taught on the Wisconsin in Scotland program in upcoming terms can be found on the Wisconsin in Scotland program website.

UW-W pre-approves all WI in Scotland coursework for transfer credit to UW-W.  The transfer equivalents of upcoming WI in Scotland coursework can be found here:

Wisconsin In Scotland 2013-2014 equivalences.xlsx

Wisconsin In Scotland 2014-2015 equivalencies.xlsx


Accommodation

The Wisconsin in Scotland program takes you to Dalkeith, a bustling village   just six short miles southeast of Edinburgh in the Midlothian region of Scotland.  Edinburgh and the surrounding region provide an ideal environment for educational programs. 

Students in this program live and learn in the Dalkeith Palace built in the early 18th century by the Buccleuch Family; which has been home to the Wisconsin in Scotland program for over 20 years.

The Palace is spacious and provides room for residence life and food service facilities, classrooms, offices, lounge areas, laundry and recreation rooms.

Student Life and Surroundings

Students in the Program  have a strong feeling  of  community living and learning with their professors, and student peers in the Dalkeith Palace.

With Edinburgh being such a short  distance students utilize their public transport pass and take trips into the city. Edinburgh, the  capital of Scotland since 1124, is a classic European city; the richness of British history, politics, literature, poetry, arts, and other subjects come alive at every turn.  The natural beauty of the Scottish landscape and its coastline provide a majestic background for exploration, education, and enrichment. Students also take advantage of their free time on weekends to explore the rest of the U.K. and other amazing countries in Europe.

The semester program allows time for independent travel with a 10-day break and several long weekends. The summer program allows three days of travel/exploration most weekends. Many cultural activities are included in each program.
Edinburgh


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

This UW-System Program is an affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay an inclusive tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

Tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. personal expenses)

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)


  UW-Whitewater WIS
Tuition $3,789* $7,495
Housing $1,500-$2,500 Included
Meals $1,600 15/week Included
Other living expenses $1,475 $2,000
Global Experiences Application Fee $0 $225
CISI International Insurance $0 Included
Travel Documents $0 $145
Round Trip Flight $0 $1,000
Total Cost of Attendance (est.) $8,364-$9,364 $10,865

*2013-14 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program. 

Key Dates

Terms Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Early September to Early June
Fall Semester March 15th Late August to Early December
Spring Semester October 15th Late January to Mid May
Summer March 15th One six week period in summer


Contacts

CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: auerbacm@uww.edu



 

Location

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall, Suite 1227
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact the Center

Phone: 262-472-5759
Fax: 262-472-1491
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Information Sessions

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:30 p.m.