Wisconsin in Scotland
UW System Program
The Experience 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. The richness of Scottish history, politics, literature, poetry, arts, and other subjects come alive at every turn. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland since 1124, is a classic European city. There the medieval grandeur of Old Town, crowned by Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, joins harmoniously with the modern attractions of New Town. The natural beauty of the Scottish landscape and its coastline provide a majestic background for exploration, education, and enrichment.You will be housed, and take classes at, Newbattle Abbey. This historic 16th century building was formerly a Cistercian monastery. Today the Abbey is home to Newbattle Abbey College.
While in Scotland, you will find yourself an important member of our community of scholars. There is much to learn in Scotland and, as such, our expectations of you will be high. You will be expected to be an active participant in your own learning, using the local Scottish environment as a laboratory, and incorporating this learning into your classroom experience.
You will be enrolled in 15 credits throughout your experience. 12 of these credits will be fulfilled in four 3-credit courses offered in module format throughout the semester. Courses taken in a module format run approximately three weeks. These courses are offered one-at-a-time. Your final 3-credit course will be Scotland: Society and Globalization, a wide-ranging course that explores different aspects of contemporary Scottish society. This course meets throughout the entire semester to provide ongoing context to your international experience.
Courses offered during each term of the Experience Scotland program vary based on the disciplines of the faculty selected to teach in the program.
Students enrolled at an Experience Scotland partner school will receive priority enrollment in the program, but it is an experience open to any student currently enrolled at a U.S. institution of higher education.
Courses are taught by faculty from the participating universities, as well as Scottish faculty. All courses are designed to take advantage of the Scottish setting. The program allows time for independent travel with a 10-day break and several long weekends. Many cultural activities are included in each program.
For additional information, contact Kelsey McLean (email@example.com
UW-W pre-approves all WI in Scotland coursework for transfer credit to UW-W.
You will be housed, and take classes at, Newbattle Abbey. This historic 16th century building was formerly a Cistercian monastery. Today the Abbey is home to Newbattle Abbey College.
You will room with one other student participant of the Experience Scotland program. Rooms are basic with en-suite toilet and shower facilities. Newbattle Abbey offers a number of common spaces where students can gather.
Your program fee includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Thursday while classes are in session. During times where program-provided meals are not available, you have the option to purchase meals directly from Newbattle Abbey, purchases meals in the community of Dalkeith, or prepare your own meals in the program kitchenette.
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.
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)
*Program fee includes: tuition, shared room, meals (15 per week) while school is in session at NewBattle Abbey, bus pass, CISI international Insurance, and official field trips
**Program fee is shown for Wisconsin residents; out-of-state students are responsible for their additional tuition. This is estimated at an additional $460 per semester students from out-of-state.
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid Office Estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,157
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***Round-trip flight is an estimation. Individual options may vary
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.
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