CCSA - Scotland: City & Highlands

Scotland: City & Highlands

June 23, 2017 —July 08, 2017

Small and independent, Scotland holds a unique place in the history of British Isles. CCSA’s 2017 Scottish program combines city and country as it provides students with a variety of two-week classes that explore various aspects of Scotland’s romantic past and dynamic present. Participants will experience Scotland’s two great cities –Edinburgh and lively Glasgow – and gain a richer understanding of Scotland’s distinctive geography and culture in the beautiful Highlands.

The planned schedule includes spending six full days in Edinburgh. The group will then spend three days in the Scottish Highlands, before arriving in Glasgow for five full days. Urban accommodations will be in university residence halls with en-suite twin rooms, while hotels with en-suite twin rooms will be used during the Highlands journey.

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Welcome! We're very pleased to have the Kentucky Department of Education promoting this program for our top-notch Kentucky teachers. CCSA is open to any and all participants! Those 26 years of age or above may take any course for non-credit (audit). For those that wish to receive credit for the course there are two paths:

  • Those currently registered at a US accredited higher ed institution – please mark your home school as ‘other/not listed’ and you will be admitted to Western Kentucky University as *visiting* non-degree seeking student. WKU waives all tuition and entrance fees for these participants with the exception of a $100 transcript fee. Participants are guided through this process in our applications portal.
  • Those not currently registered at a university can apply through WKU as non-degree seeking. We will then be able to grant them credit for the course. Participants will pay a $45 admissions fee in addition to the $100 fee for the transcript.

For either option above you can start your application through the CCSA website by pressing the 'Apply Now' button on this page, you will be guided through the process. For questions during the application process please contact David Nelson


  • Ground transportation between program sites
  • En suite accommodations in twin rooms (Edinburgh & Highlands) and single rooms (Glasgow)
  • All required program excursions
  • Course-related activities and entrances
  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7


Participants will reside in en suite twin rooms in Chancellor’s Court at University of Edinburgh’s Pollack Halls and en suite singles at Glasgow Caledonian University. En suite twin hotel rooms will be used during the Scottish Highlands excursion.

Optional Group Travel:

Estimated Cost: $1,700 - $1,900

Travel together with other participants as well as faculty and staff from the CCSA programs with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport. Includes

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.

Quick Info

  • Program Dates: June 23, 2017 —July 08, 2017
  • Early Application Deadline: February 10, 2017
  • Final Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $2,945

Courses Offered


Scottish Natural History, Health, and Sustainability
Course Description: Scotland is a country with a natural landscape sculpted by glaciers, changing coastlines, and built by immigrants from various lands. Scotland has a rich culture built upon the great number of medieval castles, to the history of the rugged Highlands region, and the two major cities (Edinburgh and Glasgow) with very different personalities. This course will explore the natural history of the country, environmental health, and some of the current global-leading sustainability initiatives in Scotland. There will be a great emphasis on comparing topics (e.g., wind farms) between Scotland and the United States and also between the two Scottish cities.
Prerequisite: Completion of 28 hours of college credit.
Dr. Shannon Galbraith-Kent | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD/UD


Daily Life in Medieval and Victorian Scotland
Course Description: Imagine living in medieval and Victorian Scotland! We will compare daily life in pre-industrial medieval Scotland to life in the 19th century industrial era. We will go back in time to visit medieval sites in Edinburgh's "Old Town," such as St. Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle, as well as other medieval sites in the Scottish Highlands (more castles!) and evaluate the myths portrayed in modern movies like "Brave" and "Braveheart." Then we will travel to 19th century Glasgow, the center of the Industrial Revolution in Scotland, and see the historical sites where Scottish Victorians lived, worked, and died. We will assess why the Victorians sought to revive the medieval era in literature and architecture.
Dr. Cynthia W. Resor | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD/GR

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