Combine professional work experience with strong academic courses

Work and study both in and outside the classroom as you boost your resume, experience life with the Scots, learn about their fascinating culture and earn academic credit at a leading, international university, Edinburgh Napier University. This program gives you the opportunity to gain valuable experience on small to medium-sized organizations, where you'll get to know your colleagues well and make meaningful contributions.

Edinburgh is an international hub - a knowledge-intensive city that drives growth, a world influencer in science, business, education and the arts with an unbeatable quality of life - and a perfect place to explore the intersection of your professional aspirations and academic preparation.

  • Placement options include: Creative and entertainment industries; marketing and business administration; local government; culture and heritage roles in, for example, a Heritage Museum or a private archaeological company; non-governmental organizations and social business. The Field Information Guide outlines more placement details.

  • In addition to one internship course, taught by expert faculty, with opportunities for research, reflective activity and the development of transferable professional skills through the embedded work placement, you'll take two courses at Edinburgh Napier University from a wide choice of disciplines.

  • The range of co-curricular activities organized by the Arcadia Edinburgh Center staff will help deepen your involvement and appreciation of the rich and unique Scottish culture, landscapes and people.

  • All Arcadia students will have an Edinburgh Napier University card with full access to all Edinburgh Napier University facilities and resources.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2018 1/1/2018 5/6/2018 14 $15,900 10/1/2017 More Info
Fall 2018 9/1/2018 12/23/2018 14 $16,650 4/20/2018 More Info
Academic Year 2018 9/1/2018 5/12/2019 28 $29,890 4/20/2018 More Info
Spring 2019 1/6/2019 5/12/2019 TBA TBA 10/1/2018  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Medium City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Scotland are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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