Scotland is a land of craggy mountaintops, deep valleys, shimmering lochs, and rocky seascapes, occupying the northernmost portion of Great Britain. The drama of its landscapes, particularly the mountain ranges of the storied Scottish Highlands, is rivaled only by its rich history.

From thriving urban centers to picturesque rural villages to ancient castles, there are plenty of exciting ways to engage with Scotland’s long history as an innovative and independent-minded nation. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the culturally rich city of Edinburgh, the edgy and exciting city of Glasgow or one of Scotland’s many small cities and towns. 

Though a part of the United Kingdom, the Scots have retained distinctive linguistic traditions, unique sporting pursuits, a great love of political independence, and a high regard for education.

Glasgow School of Art helped me to direct my artistic career and refine my ideas ”

Julie Rooney

DePauw University Student, Glasgow School of Art

  • Arcadia has a longstanding history in Scotland, with our first students studying abroad in Scotland in 1976. Today, The Arcadia Edinburgh Center drives all our programming and support for students in Scotland. We offer 15 different programs covering semester, academic year and summer terms and including interesting internship options and Arcadia’s own courses which are taught at the center.

  • Whether you are near to Edinburgh or further afield - our center facilities and staff are key resources at your disposal. We support you on all fronts; from academic guidance to excursion and event opportunities and a helping hand whenever you need it.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Edinburgh Center.

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