Art & Culture in the Scottish Landscape
2018 will mark the 25th year that SIU has organized an interdisciplinary program in Scotland. We will depart for Edinburgh or Glasgow on May 17 and return to St. Louis or your preferred airport on June 5. Travel arrangements can be made on an individual basis, depending on your requirements for travel. The program fee includes: lodging, meals in Scotland and all ground travel with SIU faculty driver/guides. There will be at least one extended, multi-day/night excursion to the Orkney Islands via an ocean ferry. The fee for the 2018 program is $3400 + airfare. Our base in Scotland is near Dundee and Arbroath, close to the center of the ancient kingdom of the Pictish, the enigmatic Celtic people who have left us their carved standing stones and shadows of a rich oral tradition. We will explore these traditions and other streams of Scottish history and literature as we explore the geographic diversity of Scotland through mini-bus trips to the Highlands, the Glens, various villages, many coastline locations and trips into both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Various locations across Scotland.
May 16, 2019 to June 4, 2019
Towns and places visited in the past years of the program; Edinburgh, Dundee, Pentland Firth, Stromness, Kirkwall, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Cairngorm National Park, The Highland Glens, Firth of Forth, Kirriemuir, Lunan Bay, Scapa Flow, Dunkeld, The Hermitage, Kingdom of Fife, and Loch Ness.
Galleries and museums included: National Gallery of Scotland, Scottish Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art, Royal Scottish Academy, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre
Castles (Dunnottar, Earl's Palace, Glamis, more), gardens, cathedrals, historic houses, standing stone circles, traditional Scottish music, walks in the Glens
AD 499 Individual Problems
CP 491 Individual Study in Photography
CP 497b Projects in Photography
All majors are welcome, as well as colleagues/friends you may have in other departments, even other universities. 2.5 GPA or permission of instructor.
Scotland's natural beauty and history will be studied through site visits and art.
Faculty and Contact Information
Number of Participants
12 Minimum, 14-16 maximum
* The 2019 Program charge is TBA.
Lodging for 18 nights in the County Angus area
Three/four days in the Orkney Islands
Pentland Firth Northlink ferry trip to Stomness
Orkney and return
Other Costs-What is not Included:
Roundtrip airfare to Glasgow or Edinburgh
Some meals and entrance fees
* The 2019 payment plan is TBA.
Installment 1 - $150 Non-refundable deposit is due with application
Installment 2 - $1,000 Due March 1, 2018
Installment 3 - $Balance of Program Charge Due April 1, 2018
Installments must be made by check or money order made payable to SIUC at the Study Abroad Office located in Woody Hall.
Financial Aid is available for SIU Carbondale students and requires full-time registration and other conditions. You should consult with the Financial Aid Office to get an estimate of what you might have available. Programs that take place after the end of the Fall Semester/commencement are considered as Spring Semester Programs. Programs that take place after the end of the Spring Semester/commencement are considered Fall Semester Programs.
Study abroad has scholarships that are available for SIU undergraduate students. You can apply for those here “Salukis Abroad Scholarship”.
Main residence for your stay: Abroath's historic Hospitalfield House (www.hospitalfieldhouse.org.uk), dating back to the 16th century, located just north of Dundee, on the east coast of Scotland, overlooking the North Sea.
All ground and ferry transportation is covered by the program charge. Airfare is not included.
Application Deadline and Procedure
Applications are due by March 1, although earlier application is advised. We cannot guarantee that spaces will still be available by this time.
To apply, simply click on the Apply Now button in the top section of the program information. A $150 deposit is due upon application, $50 of which is not refundable. This $150 is included in the program charge. The deposit will need to be paid by check or money order at the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall once you have submitted your application online.
Please contact Study Abroad Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-453-7670 for assistance.
The following cancellation policies apply to all programs with the exceptions noted:
90+ Days before departure - $50 application charge plus any non-refundable charges
60+ Days before departure - $100 plus any non-refundable charges
30+ Days before departure - $150 plus any non-refundable charges
Up to day of departure - $200 plus any non-refundable charges
After departure – No Refunds
Specific programs may have a different cancellation timetable which overrides the standard policy.
Programs, whether SIU Global Seminars or affiliated study abroad providers, may require an additional non-refundable payment. That should be listed in their program information and is considered as part of the non-refundable charges. Other non-refundable items include (but are not restricted to) such items as airline tickets, hotel deposits and similar items. Generally speaking, we can only refund what we can recover. All program rate are subject to change based on unavoidable cost changes.
Please contact us immediately if you are unable to participate in a program. It is the applicant's responsibility to notify Study Abroad Programs and the instructor about withdrawals. This must be done in writing--e-mail is acceptable--as well as withdrawing through MyStudyAbroad. You will be considered as a continuing participant until you notify us. If you need to withdraw, it is in your best interests to withdraw as soon as possible and to verify that we have received your written notice.
Useful websites include the following:
General Scotland: http://www.visitscotland.com/
Orkney Islands: http://www.orkney.org/
Ferry ride to Orkney: http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/
National Galleries: http://www.nationalgalleries.org/