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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

CIEE - Santiago Family
 

   Quick Facts

  • A renowned university founded in 1583 in a glorious city dominated by Edinburgh Castle
 
  • Known for academic excellence and as an international research center
 
  • The third largest library in the U.K.
 
  • University facilities include cafeterias, shops, bars, and entertainment venues
 
  • More than 200 societies and 60 sports clubs
 
  • The largest student orientation in the country- "Fresher's Week"
 

Location

Galway City

Location Details

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland, and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom. Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, earning it the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The city is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August. The most famous of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe (the largest performing arts festival in the world), the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Other events include the Hogmanay street party, Burns Night and the Beltane Fire Festival. Edinburgh attracts 1 million overseas visitors a year, making it the most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom, after London.

 

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses


As an IFSA-Butler student, you are entitled to enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and in which space is available. Course descriptions in the online course catalogue include prerequisites you must fulfill in order to enroll in each course. Students take three or four courses per semester, depending on individual course weight.

When choosing courses, please make sure to reference the Academics tab found on the IFSA-Butler website. This will provide you with more detailed guidance regarding any course restrictions in place.

Some special opportunities include:
  • The Highland Bagpipe: History, Context and Performance  
  • Celtic Studies & Scottish History

Course Level Information:
 
  University of Edinburgh ASU
Course Level 08 (first two digits of course code) Lower Division
09 (first two digits of course code) Upper Division
10 (first two digits of course code) Upper Division
 

Academic Culture


British universities tend to place a greater emphasis on independent student learning. Students may be expected to conduct guided readings or practice assignments outside of the structured coursework. This program is ideal then for self-motivated learners who are ready for this challenge.

Rather than receive a final grade based on multiple assignments, exams, and/or projects, it is common to only be graded on a midterm and or/final exam or paper. While the course content may not be more difficult, the standards and expectations in place may take some getting used to.

   
Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.


Glossary of Terms:

Semester 1 = US Fall Semester
Semester 2 = US Spring Semester
Course = US Class
Subject = US major
Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)
 

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at University of Edinburgh will convert to ASU credits and grades.

DCU - entrance

DCU - studying


 

Housing

Hampstead Apartments
 

Program Housing

The following housing options are available during your semester or year abroad.

Catered housing at Pollock Halls of Residence:

Pollock Halls of Residence has a mixture of standard rooms and en-suite rooms (a bathroom in your room). Students living in standard rooms have a sink in their room and share a bathroom with six other residents in their corridor. Pollock Halls of Residence is mixed-gender. All rooms are singles and have ResNet, a portal providing access to the Internet and university intranet. Pollock Halls of Residence provides bedding for all residents interested in purchasing a bedding pack (flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillowcase) for £20. Pollock Halls of Residence has a mandatory meal plan. Breakfast and dinner are provided five days a week, with brunch and dinner served on weekends. As lunches are not included in the meal plan, it is not possible to order a packed lunch. Many students with dietary restrictions find that the selection of food is not adequate at Pollock Halls and therefore prefer the flat option. Pollock Halls requires an average of a 25 minute walk to the main campus.

Self-catered flats:

The University of Edinburgh owns and manages student flats throughout the city. Self-catered housing is an average of 10 to 25 minute walk from the main campus. Most flats consist of four to six students sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities. Most rooms are singles, but it is common in older buildings to have double rooms due to larger room sizes. Some flats, such as Kincaid's Court, have up to 12 students sharing a large kitchen and bathroom. All housing is mixed gender unless specifically requested otherwise. 

Students living in flats are responsible for supplying their own bedding. Fall semester and year students have the option of purchasing a bedding pack from the university, which typically costs around £25.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the UK, getting around cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the  Fall Semester Cost Sheet,  Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet  for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/06/2020 05/23/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.