Scotland

Scotland

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Scotland for our students.

Nota bene: Students "direct enroll" in universities as visiting or non-degree seeking students; nevertheless, they take courses and exams with host institution students. On-site orientation and field trips included.

Edinburgh

Academic Program

Most classes are in large weekly lectures, with small discussion groups of around 10 students, called tutorials, to complement the large lecture courses. Third-year courses are much smaller and typically have 10 to 30 students per course. Students typically take 3 five-unit courses as a full load.

  • Reviewed by: M. Hatcher-Skeers, Joint Science Department
  • Fields of study: Biology, chemistry, finance and accounting, history, math, physics, social policy, sociology, classics, philosophy, politics, English. A beginning bagpiping class is availaible to study abroad students.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA (10.2 for English and History); 3-4 courses in a specific subject area with at least a B in all to be allowed in third year/honours level courses. Second-year courses are possible with 1-2 courses completed in a subject area. First-year courses are appropriate for subjects with no previous background.
  • Size of the student body: 18000

Living Arrangements

Students choose between student flats scattered throughout the city and a residence hall with a mandatory meal plan and a 25 minute walk to campus. Students in self-catered flats prepare their own meals in shared kitchens with a meal stipend provided by Scripps based on the program recommendation.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to late December
  • Spring: Early January to late May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.

Glasgow

Academic Program

Students attend university courses with local students. In addition to the typical university curriculum, course offerings include a 5-credit community-based learning course through Glasgow's Public Policy department and a 3-credit course entitled "Bagpipes: History, Repertoire, and Performance" available through the Scottish National Piping Centre.

  • Reviewed by: Susan Rankaitis
  • Fields of study: Classics, history, law, theology, English, philosophy, biosciences, sociology y: Graphic design, drawing & painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, environmental art
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 4-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 16600

Living Arrangements

Students live in a shared room in a regular dormitory, apartment or house. Scripps provides a meal stipend for self-catered housing based on Butler's published recommendation..

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to late December
  • Spring: Early January to late May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.

Glasgow – Art and Design

Academic Program

Students spend 30 to 35 hours a week in the studio working on independent projects under faculty supervision. All work is project-based, and each project is assessed individually. Students are awarded U.S. semester credit hours based on time spent working on each project that is part of that semester/year’s syllabus.

  • Reviewed by: Susan Rankaitis
  • Fields of study: Fine Art: Environmental art, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture; Design and Craft: Ceramics, textiles, graphic design, illustration, photography, silversmithing
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; portfolio; highly competitive
  • Size of the student body: 1500

Living Arrangements

Housing is in student residences near campus with individual rooms and shared living areas and cooking facilities. Scripps provides a meal stipend based on Butler's published recommendation.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to mid-June

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.

St. Andrews

Academic Program

Students attend regular university courses with local students.

  • Reviewed by: M. Hatcher-Skeers, Joint Science Department
  • Fields of study: Classics, economics, politics, biosciences, history, psychology, math, business, computer science
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 4-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 7000

Living Arrangements

Scripps covers housing in shared accommodations and provides a meal stipend for self-catered options based on recommendations provided by Butler.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to late December. Contact program advisor for exam schedule.
  • Spring: Late January to late May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.