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Stirling, Scotland Summer Academics

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.


  1. Four-Week Option. You will take a total of two courses (or modules as they call them at the University of Stirling) during the four-week International Summer School program for a total of six credits.
  2. Eight-Week Option. You will take a total of three courses (or modules as they call them at the University of Stirling) during the eight-week International Summer School program for a total of nine credits.

Schedule. The International Summer Schools is divided into two 4-week blocks.

  1. Four-Week Option. You must two modules over the course of the four-week program.
  2. Eight-Week Option. You can take a maximum of two modules in one block. As a result, you will take two modules in one block and one module in the other block. If you would like to pursue the internship module offered in the second block, you must take two modules in the first block as internship students are not able to enroll in other modules as they spend most of block two off campus in their internship placement.

Field trips. A key feature of the ISS is the out-of-class study. The content will vary depending on the module but options include visits to the Scottish Parliament, Loch Lomond and the Tossachs National Park, Eilean Donan Castle and readings at the Macroberts Arts Center. These fields trips are also open to those not signed up for the course and are included in the program fee. A number of additional experiences to the major Scottish attractions will also be offered.

2017 Offerings and Equivalencies.  The 2017 offerings are not yet available. Please check back mid-October.  However, you can view the summer 2016 information as course offerings do not change dramatically from summer to summer. Please open the document to see the U of Stirling courses offered in summer 2016: Stirling Course Equivalencies SS16_Blocks.pdf.  You can view course descriptions by visiting the University of Stirling Web site:  Included in the course description is the field trip(s) associated with the course.

You must choose the eight-week option if you wish to participate in the internship course. In second, four-week session, you have the opportunity to complete a three-credit, four-week internship under the supervision of the U of Stirling's Career Development Center.  Past internship sectors have included: sports, environmental science, politics, and charity/non-profit marketing. This list is subject to change and additional areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The internship is full-time and you can expect to spend approximately 140 hours in the internship placement and an additional 10 hours on associated classroom sessions.

You cannot take a second course in block two if you participate in the internship course-ISS9IN Internship for the International Summer School.  If you are interested the internship option, please contact Colleen Marchwick, the study abroad coordinator for UK programs, to discuss what is required and the immigration implications.

For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, three credits of the Foreign Culture requirement can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

The program will run from mid-June through mid-August. Block 1 typically runs mid-June to mid July and Block 2 typically runs mid-July to mid-August. Exact dates are available the semester prior to departure.

updated 9/13/2016 ccm

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