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SCOTLAND 2019 FACULTY LED SUMMER STUDY ABROAD

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Fee: $1,000
Program Locations: Scotland
Contact Phone: 312.567.5132
Contact Name: Rebecca Steffenson
Contact Email: rsteffe1@iit.edu
What is not Included: Tuition for 3 or 6 credit hours (paid to Illinois Tech. Some Illinois Tech scholarships apply, please check with Financial Aid for more information)
Airfare (paid directly by students)
Meals (paid directly by the students)
Students should budget for excursion costs (approx. $100 USD paid directly by students) for trips around Glasgow as part of their courses
Students can participate in optional cultural excursions around Stirling, and Edinburg, as well as additional faculty-led weekend trips to the Scottish Highlands and Belfast, Northern Ireland (paid directly by the students)
Program Description

Program Dates: July 7-August 3, 2019

Did you know that logarithms, the toaster, and the modern game of golf were invented in Scotland? Or that many movies and TV shows, such as Outlander and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, were filmed in Scotland? Culture, history, innovation, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people—Scotland has it all. Immerse yourself into the Scottish culture by exploring some of the 3,000 ancient castles, taking train rides through the beautiful Scottish countryside, visiting museums, enjoying the local cuisine, attending summer festivals, and much more. Scotland has something for everyone!

EXPLORE THE VIBRANT CITY OF GLASGOW
Glasgow was the second city of the British Empire. The city’s wealth was reflected in its grand Victorian architecture, most of which survives today. Today, Scotland’s largest city is home to some of the trendiest neighborhoods in the UK. The West End won the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Neighbourhood Award in 2014. Glasgow is known for its friendly residents and banners around the city that declare, “People Make Glasgow.” Although you’ll be in an urban setting, Scottish railways provide quick and easy access to scenic lochs, hills, and glens.

“This summer studying in Scotland was a life-changing experience. I got to not only explore a new city, but also to explore my heritage even further. I got to learn all about the different political aspects of Scotland, and I learned through interactive excursions like the trip to the Scottish Parliament or the historical tour of the Wallace Monument. It was an amazing trip.” —Cat Cusack (Political Science '16), Summer 2015

COURSES AND ELIGIBILITY
Illinois Tech faculty teach all courses, which meet at the University of Glasgow campus. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, and is one of Scotland’s ancient universities. Classes will be conveniently scheduled three days a week to allow for weekend travel. You can reach Ireland, England, and Wales by train, bus, or ferry.

This program is open to students in all colleges who are not on academic probation. One social sciences course and one humanities course are offered, giving students the opportunity to earn “S” and “H” credit toward the Illinois Tech core curriculum requirements.

SSCI 285/385: Scotttish Politics and Society
Industry Associate Professor Rebecca Steffenson, Department of Social Sciences

COM 301: Introduction to Linguistics
Associate Professor Matthew Bauer, Department of Humanities

DEADLINES AND PROGRAM COSTS
Scotland 2015
Application: February 1, 2019
First Deposit: $500: February 17, 2019
Remaining Deposit: $500: March 17, 2019
Space is limited, so apply early!

HOUSING
Rooms are single occupancy in shared dormitory flats at the University of Glasgow in the city’s trendy West End. Housing costs are covered by your program deposit.

ADDITIONAL COSTS
Tuition for 3 or 6 credit hours (paid to Illinois Tech. Some Illinois Tech scholarships apply, please check with Financial Aid for more information)
Airfare (paid directly by students)
Meals (paid directly by the students)
Students should budget for excursion costs (approx. $100 USD paid directly by students) for trips around Glasgow as part of their courses
Students can participate in optional cultural excursions around Stirling, and Edinburg, as well as additional faculty-led weekend trips to the Scottish Highlands and Belfast, Northern Ireland (paid directly by the students)

Quick Facts

Population: 63047162
Capital: London
Per-capita GDP: $ 36600
Size: 243610 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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