Delve into the natural wonders of Scotland through field study

Explore the mountains and cultural past of Scotland as you learn about the history and culture of this fascinating land both inside and outside the classroom. You'll be living and breathing the make-up of this country. Participate in 3 full day excursions and numerous site visits throughout Scotland. Your Historic Scotland offers free access to many historic sites.

The program is based in Edinburgh, which itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will study through the Arcadia Edinburgh Center with the full support of our staff and faculty.

Delving deeper into the cultural identity of Scotland lends a perspective imperceptible to the typical tourist. Scotland's national perception goes far beyond its tartan-clan bagpipers and ubiquitous castle ruins. ”

Jessica Timmington

University of St. Thomas Student, Scottish History

  • You will enroll in the Scottish History course with the option to add Curating, Interpretation and Heritage: A Scottish Perspective if interested.

  • Your courses are integrated with field trips to explore both the cultural past and landscape of Scotland.

  • You’ll complete your coursework alongside Museum Studies Interns so you’ll get to know other Arcadia students in Edinburgh.

  • For Summer 2021, the courses for the Scottish History program will be taught virtually through our Global Center.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Edinburgh Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2023 6/8/2023 7/8/2023 3-6 $4,110 3/31/2023 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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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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