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UWRF: Experience Scotland - Wisconsin In Scotland (WIS)
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Summer
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Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring,
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Open to: All UWRF students, Non-UWRF students Internship Credits Available: Yes
Program Description:
Experience Scotland: Wisconsin in Scotland

Program Overview:

Just six miles outside Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh, Experience Scotland: Wisconsin in Scotland (WIS) is a consortium program that allows students from the University of Wisconsin system and beyond to live and take classes in a 300+ year old "Palace" in Dalkeith, Scotland. Courses are taught by faculty from the University of Wisconsin system or other partner universities. There are also courses offered by British adjunct faculty during the fall and spring semesters. All courses are designed to take advantage of the Scottish setting. In addition to classes, students' experience is enriched by house trips to local points of interest, a non-residential host family program, involvement with the University of Edinburgh student associations, and ample opportunities for independent travel and exploration.
Dalkeith House

Location:

The WIS program takes you to Dalkeith House in Dalkeith, Scotland. The facility, an 18th century manor house known to the Scots as Dalkeith Palace, was rebuilt in 1701 on the remains of the original Dalkeith Castle built in the 12th century. The "Palace" is a magnificent example of late William & Mary architecture and is renowned for its fine oak paneling and carvings. The house is spacious and provides room for residence life and food service facilities, classrooms, offices, lounge areas, laundry and recreation rooms.

Dalkeith House is located in Dalkeith, a bustling village just six short miles southeast of Edinburgh in the Midlothian region of Scotland. Edinburgh and the surrounding region provide an ideal environment for educational programs. The richness of British history, politics, literature, poetry, arts, and other subjects come alive at every turn. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland since 1124, is a classic European city. There the medieval grandeur of Old Town, crowned by Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, joins harmoniously with the modern attractions of New Town. The natural beauty of the Scottish landscape and its coastline provide a majestic background for exploration, education, and enrichment.

Academics:

All students participating in a full semester of the WIS program are required to take the Scotland: Society & Globalization course which fulfills general education credit on most campuses. All courses in the fall and summer programs are taught in a module format. In this format courses are taught one at a time, in three-week blocks. The module courses are designed to accommodate experiential learning that maximizes participants' international setting and surroundings. Course offering range from general education to more major-specific offerings. You can view more information about specific course offerings on the WIS website here.

Participants will register for their courses through UWRF (with the exception of UW-Stout, UW-Superior, and UW-Parkside students who will register directly on their home campus).

Cost:

A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Budget Sheets” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
WIS Students

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Housing & Meals:

Bedrooms in Dalkeith House vary in size (2-7 students per room) as the house was originally built as a stately home. Students should expect to have 3-4 roommates in a reasonably spacious room. All bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, dresser, and a wardrobe for each resident. All beds have a mattress pad, duvet (comforter), duvet cover, and a pillow. Students should plan to bring a set of single sheets. All toilet and shower facilities are shared. Bathrooms are located on each floor of the house. Showers are located on the 1st and 2nd floors.

During the semester programs, continental breakfast is served every day of the week while classes are in session, and lunch and dinner are served Monday-Thursday while classes are in session. Meal service is the same during the summer program, with the exception of dinners not being served. Meal service times are posted at the beginning of the term and are based on the course schedule. All students will be involved in the preparation and cleanup of meals at various points during the semester.

Travel Arrangements:

All program participants are responsible for arranging their own airfare but program transportation is provided from the Edinburgh airport to Dalkeith House. Participants' program fee includes a bus pass for travel through the Midlothian region of Scotland.

Additional Information:

For more information, visit The WIS program's web page at http://uwrf.edu/WisconsinInScotland/

How to Apply:

Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.

Student Quote:

"My experience studying abroad in Scotland last semester changed my outlook on the world. Living in another culture opens ones' eyes to all the different people and customs around the world. I also took away so many wonderful friendships...I will forever cherish every moment I was able to spend in Scotland" -John



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2014 15-MAY-2014** Rolling Admission 14-AUG-2014 28-NOV-2014
Spring 2015 01-NOV-2014** Rolling Admission 29-JAN-2015 08-MAY-2015

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