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  • Locations: Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 01/12/2019 05/12/2019
Fall 2019 05/13/2019 05/24/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment Areas of Study: Biology, Business, Communications, Ecology, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Geography, History, International Business, International Studies, Journalism, Marine Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
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Program Information:

On Semester in Stirling, you’ll live in one of the most historic spots in the UK, where many a battle was fought for Scottish independence. Get ready to explore this land of subtle beauty when you study abroad in Scotland. You’ll live in the picturesque city of Stirling, with narrow cobblestone streets that will take you back in time—if only in imagination. The University of Stirling is respected for its quality academics, distinguished faculty, and stunning campus with a castle. With Semester in Stirling, you can earn credits toward your major and still afford to explore all that Scotland has to offer. Cheap airfare and plenty of train routes land you in other cities in the UK and even Europe.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • An academically rigorous university
  • Fantastic student facilities and support on campus
  • Strong support from the Stirling Study Abroad Office
  • Affordable Scotland study abroad option
  • Diverse course offerings in business, education, communications and more
  • A campus on the estate of an 18th-century castle
Location:
Stirling is a quaint, picturesque city that is dripping with history. The narrow cobblestone streets and large fortress will take you back in time. Stirling is also known as the Gateway to the Highlands, and it's where William Wallace, Scotland's national hero, famously defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Stirling is the country’s capital for government and higher education, making it an ideal place to study abroad.

Scotland's breathtaking landscapes will truly amaze you—enjoy day trips to the surrounding regions or try to spot the elusive Loch Ness monster in the Scottish Highlands. Don't be spooked, but Stirling is home to the famous Stirling Castle, which is rumored to be haunted!

With a population of 35,000, Stirling offers city comforts in a small, safe environment. You'll find a theater, pubs, restaurants, and clubs. You can easily access the city center from campus by regular bus service, or by walking or biking. The bustling and vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are 45 and 30 minutes away by train, respectively. Or, you can snag inexpensive flights to other European destinations.

 
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