May 16-June 17, 2016
HO 303 Weaving the Plaid: Literature and Culture in Scotland (Dr. Bridget Pieschel)
HO 303 City Planning (Dr. Jim Borsig)
MUW will make flight arrangements for all participants. All participants will travel on the same flights, departing from and returning to GTR (Columbus). Individuals must make arrangements to be picked up at the airport upon arrival back in Columbus.
A Edinburgh bus pass will be provided to each student. This is good for unlimited travel on buses within the city for the duration of the program. Transportation will also be provided to and from the airport in Edinburgh. Transportation will also be provided for any trips within Scotland that are part of this program. Students are responsible for all other transportation and any discretionary trips.
Students need to be aware that Europeans walk much more than Americans. It is typical for a walk of a mile or more to be considered normal. Students should be prepared to walk several miles per day.
Students will live in central Edinburgh at #2 Chester Street.
This townhouse is within easy walking distance to most Edinburgh attractions. It include a kitchen that students may use to prepare meals. Basic cooking utensils are provided. Towels are not provided. Individuals are jointly responsible for the condition of their apartment. Any damage must be reported prior to departure.
Students will have access to the National Library of Scotland, University of Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh Central Library, and the National Archives of Scotland for use in their classes. In order to use these facilities students will need: an application, which will be filled out on site or online, a photo ID (passport) and current address. The NLS will want details about research that requires use of the NLS instead of another library. Edinburgh University library will want to see current university ID, so students should have their MUW ID. The NLS and University will issue short-term reader's tickets that will permit access during the program. Like the NLS, the NAS will want to know details of material students need to consult there that is not available elsewhere.
National Library of Scotland
National Archives of Scotland
Scottish National Dictionary
Edinburgh Central Library (and other city libraries)
Classes will be held at the Edinburgh Central Library, across the street from the NLS, and will typically meet Monday-Thursday. The Central Library is an open public library and students may use it.
Program Fee and Other Costs
The fee for this program is $5000, which covers:
- Round-trip airfare
- Transport fees to and from the airport in Edinburgh
- Travel Insurance
- Educational fees
- Travel pass in Edinburgh
- Group meals
- All program activities, excursions, and travel
- meals (individual)
- passport fees
- personal expenses
- anything not specified as included in this program
Payments and Schedule
October 2: $200 downpayment is due to University Accounting. Signed copy of the repayment agreement is due to the Honors office.
October 16: Students with Centennial and Honors scholarships must arrange for an installment of their scholarship funds. This will be $2500 and is done at University Accounting.
November 2: A copy of a valid passport for each student must be on file at the Honors College office by 5 p.m.
February 5: The final installment of scholarship funds and all other payments are due at University Accounting. Centennial Scholars must sign over the other half of their study abroad scholarship funds. Honors Scholars must pay the remainder the program fee not covered by their scholarship.
Deposits and Student Responsibility
Students are responsible for any deposits made on their behalf as well as any program cost made for them should they withdraw for any reason or be declared ineligible for the program. This is covered in the Repayment Agreement signed by all students.