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Stay local while studying abroad!

Today is Robert Louis Stevenson Day! He got two mentions on our local walking tours we did yesterday with our Stirling and… More

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Stay local while studying abroad!

Dr. Hamish Thompson November 12, 2020

Today is Robert Louis Stevenson Day! He got two mentions on our local walking tours we did yesterday with our Stirling and Edinburgh students. We are encouraging all our students to stay local and to make the most of the opportunities that are close by… More

Pandemic Measures Field Report: Scotland

Arcadia Abroad September 15, 2020

What is life in Scotland like right now?  Most of Scottish society has re-emerged from the initial strict lockdown. Interactions with other households is limited. Allowed interactions might be stricter in local areas as cases emerge or might be loosened… More

Two Great Speeches!

Dr. Hamish Thompson July 3, 2020

As July 4th 2020 approaches, I want to blog about two great and historic speeches. The first was given in 1828 by a founder of the feminist movement, orator, advocator for women's rights, abolitionist and defender of rights for all. Frances Wright was… More

Scotland, America, and the Beautiful Game

Cameron McKay June 10, 2020

Anyone who has spent time in Scotland, be it for a study abroad programme or a vacation, will have been struck by how much we care about football, and when I say football I mean football, or fitba, but never soccer! Due to the Covid-19 outbreak no professional… More

Confronting Scotland’s Racist Past

Cameron McKay June 5, 2020

A key component of Scottish national identity is the belief that we are a tolerant country. Racism is thought to be less common in Scotland than in other parts of Britain, with one 2011 study finding that positive attitudes towards immigrants were amongst… More

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