June 22, 2018 —July 07, 2018
This is past program: To apply for a new CCSA program please visit our course search or use the main menu above.

Small and independent, Scotland holds a unique place in the history of the British Isles. CCSA's 2018 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 schedule includes six full days in Edinburgh, four days in the Scottish Highlands, and four full days in Glasgow. Urban accommodations will be in university residence halls with en-suite rooms, while hotels will be used during the Highlands journey. The program ends just as the London Summer Program begins, so students may continue to London for another CCSA course.

Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
  • On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Group or Individual Travel Allowed

Option One - Group Travel

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.

You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
  • CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.

Option Two - Individual Travel

If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.

Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time).

Check the CCSA website at for your scheduled date/time check-in.

* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.


Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.

Program Dates
June 22, 2018 —July 07, 2018

Base Price

Estimated Airfare
$899 - $1,099
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Regular Application Deadline
February 23, 2018
App Fee Currently $250

Courses Offered

Earth & Environmental Science / Geography / History

Status: Unavailable
James Hutton and the Scottish Roots of Modern Geology
Course Description: Scotland is the most ancient landscape in Britain and considered to be the birthplace of modern geology. James Hutton was one of the most creative scientists of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment, and his theories about earth's evolution over geologic deep time are basic to modern geology. This course will expose geology and geography students to famous sites, such as Siccar Point and Salisbury Crags Sills, on which Hutton based the revolutionary and influential concepts that are the foundation of modern geological thought. We will also visit his farmhouse at Slighhouses and his grave in Edinburgh, as well as relevant museums.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Geology/Earth Science/Physical Geography and completion of basic university writing requirements.
Dr. Joe Dan Collins, Jr. | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

English Language and Literature / Creative Writing / Interdisciplinary

Status: Unavailable
Scribes in Scotland: Wandering, Wondering, Writing
Course Description: Designed for creative writers, English majors, and humanities students, this class will engage in the art of flanerie (immersing ourselves in our surroundings to hone our critical, observational, and writing skills) to create a Scottish travelogue including both creative and expository writing. Before we set off we will read and reflect on flanerie, Scotland's influence on the world, and the work of other flaneures. In Scotland, we will write in stimulating locations from the Princes Street Gardens to the Writers' Museum in Edinburgh and Glasgow Green to Mitchell Library in Glasgow with castles, cafes, and Highland adventures included.
Prerequisite: Completion of basic writing requirement at student's home institution.
Dr. Deanna Mascle | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Film and Media Studies / Communication / English Language and Literature

Status: Unavailable
Understanding Scotland through Popular Film
Course Description: Throughout this program, we will gain an understanding of what it means to be Scottish, and what Scottish art and culture are like. We will study Scottish films and visit such classic sites as Edinburgh Castle, the Western Highlands, and the Piping Museum. We will attend multiple bagpipe and Scottish dance shows, taste Scottish treats like haggis and shortbread, and talk to the locals while attending the Edinburgh Film Festival. At the world-famous film festival, we will attend screenings and Q&A sessions with directors, and learn what features make a film likely to be picked up for distribution at a festival.
Prerequisite: One semester of a writing or literature course.
Prof. Tom Butler | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H
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