Personalized learning with links to industry

If you’re looking for a program with an exciting international approach to study, mixed with personalized learning and links to industry, then Edinburgh Napier University could be the one for you. Its innovative, energetic style enables Arcadia to offer our study abroad students a unique experience in Scotland - lots of inspiring courses at Napier AND an option to take one of three Arcadia offerings: an internship; an Arcadia Cornerstone Course on Cross-Cultural Travel Writing; or Arcadia supervised independent study.

You could work and study both in and outside the classroom, boosting your resume and experiencing Scottish life and culture while earning academic credit and gaining transferable professional skills.

  • Internship 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.

  • Travel Writing Cornerstone: This three-credit Cross-Cultural Travel Writing course is taught at the Arcadia Edinburgh Center.
  • Independent Study: Work with an Arcadia faculty supervisor on a three credit independent research project to produce an original research paper and presentation of your findings.
  • 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.
  • 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. You’ll also have access to all of Napier’s facilities and resources.
  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Edinburgh Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2023 8/31/2023 12/16/2023 14-15 $18,720 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 8/31/2023 5/11/2024 28-30 $34,200 4/20/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 1/10/2024 5/12/2024 14-15 $18,425 10/1/2023 More Info

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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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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