The University of Stirling's International Summer School (ISS) is open to students from around the world. The program is structured in two 4-week blocks and wil include classes (modules) from a variety of subjects. UW-Eau Claire students will enroll in Block 1 and Block 2 and will earn nine credits upon successful completion of the eight-week program. The program includes some social activities (welcome and farewell events and a Scottish Ceilidh) as well as some field trips and excursions to some of Scotland's top historical sights.
Stirling is Scotland's newest city and is a 10-minute bus ride from campus. With a population of around 41,000, the city offers an interesting blend of the old (Stirling castle and the Wallace Monument) and the modern (cafes, restaurants, and department stores) and affords a warm community welcome. It is also within easy reach of both Glasgow (50 min. by train) and Edinburgh (25 min. by train) and the Scottish Highlands.
With a student population of 9,000, the University of Stirling is known for programs in Film & Media Studies, English, History, Politics, Religion, Environmental Science, Management, and Sports. Built in the rolling hills of the former Airthrey estate- with Airthrey Castle still in place as a teaching building- the Stirling campus boasts a friendly atmosphere and a strong community spirit. In 2009-2010, students selected the University of Stirling as the Scottish University of the Year. Find details at http://www.stir.ac.uk/.
HOUSING & MEALS
You will be housed in on-campus, apartment-style accommodation with other International Summer School participants. You will have your own bedroom but share the apartment with 4 to 5 other students. You have kitchen facilities where you can prepare your own food.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - Stirling
Below you will find more information on program costs: Stirling Summer 2013
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You will have a 1-day orientation program, including an introduction to the University and its facilities, as well as a tour of the surrounding area, after arrival in Scotland.
The classes were interesting, the campus was gorgeous, and everyone has been extremely friendly and helpful. This was a wonderful, life-changing experience, and I would return in a heartbeat. I'm even looking at returning for postgraduate study! Jennifer
Stirling is ideally situated to explore Scotland. The dramatic Highlands are located north of Stirling. Scotland's largest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, are located an hour away bus or train. To learn more about the local area click here.
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HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.