Arizona in Scotland: From Edinburgh to Isle of Skye

Arizona in Scotland: From Edinburgh to Isle of Skye
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFeb 25Mid JuneLate JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • Varies
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
    UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

This study abroad program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, language, literature, and history of Scotland. Your professors have close ties to the islanders with whom you’ll live and to the urban riches of Edinburgh. Together, we will examine the impact of the influential scientific, philosophical, and humanistic movement called the “Scottish Enlightenment,” while also exploring the stunning natural landscape in which the movement flourished.


Tentative Summer 2018 Dates: Tucson Pre-session- May 14-June 2, 2018;  Scottish Trip- June 15-June 30, 2018

The program consists of two parts: Students will first enroll in a Tier I: Gen Ed class (ENGL160D) in Pre-session 2018, offered in Tucson, where they will learn about the extraordinary Scottish Enlightenment and its impact on world culture. They will also learn some fundamentals of the Gaelic language from a Native Speaker. In the second part of the program, students will enroll in a Tier II Gen Ed class (LING211) that will take place in Scotland itself. Alternatively, students interested in upper division credits can enroll in ENGL/LING 492.

Starting first in Edinburgh, they will be immersed in an experiential learning approach to the themes they discovered in ENGL160D. Then they will travel to the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides of Scotland, one of the few places left in the country where Gaelic culture still informs daily life. They will continue their studies of the language and culture on site at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College, where they will participate in hands-on workshops, field trips, nature hikes, and cultural events that bring to life the history, people, and traditions of Scotland.


Andrew Carnie, Professor of Linguistics, Admin302, 626 8804,
Meg Lota Brown, Professor of English, Modern Languages 445G,

Links of Interest

The Gaelic College on Skye: (we will be staying at the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye and doing workshops with their faculty):
University of Edinburgh: (we will be staying at the University of Edinburgh)
Isle of Skye Tourism office:
The Celtic Linguistics Project at the University of Arizona:

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