This study abroad program uses facilities at the University of Glasgow, including dorms and classrooms in the School of Education, and incorporates university faculty. The program schedule will include some mornings spent in local schools and afternoon class meetings on campus. You will be exposed to Scottish culture, food, and history, and learn firsthand from K-12 students and teachers about their educational experiences.

The program is open to all majors. This program will give you a "Scottish" experience while expanding your knowledge about education in an international context. It will broaden your understanding of how culture can impact policy using education as the lens.


  • Undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline
  • Completed 30 semester hours

Course Credit

  • EDUC 4450/6450, International Educational Field Experiences in the Classroom and Community
    • Undergraduate and graduate students
    • 3 credit hours
    • No course prerequisite
    • Must pass a criminal background check
  • EDUC 4100/6100, Special Topics in Educational Theory and Practice – Education in Scotland and the United States
    • Undergraduate and graduate students
    • 3 credit hours
    • No course prerequisite

Program Costs

$2,400 (subject to change based on the number of participants and exchange rates), includes non-refundable $200 application fee, lodging in a private dorm room, instructional materials, cultural dinner, transportation for field trips, admission to venues, transportation while in Glasgow, UGA travel insurance, and some meals.

Tuition and fees are paid directly to the UGA Bursar’s Office after course registration according to regular UGA payment schedule that varies according to when you enrolled at UGA.* Payment instructions are on Athena when you register.

Tuition: ~$255 undergrad/$309 graduate per credit hour x 6 credits = ~$1,530 for undergraduate students; ~$1,854 for graduate students.

Note: Price varies based on applicable UGA tuition; summer tuition rates are subject to change. Estimates are based on 2013 summer tuition rates. Additional fees apply.

If you are a non-UGA student, you should apply to the UGA as non- degree status to participate in the program (this includes Georgia educators and students from other institutions).


University of Glasgow campus dorms – private bedroom with sink in the room in a shared suite with 2 or 3 more students. Shared kitchen, sitting room, and bathroom.

More Details

Activities include excursion to Edinburgh, visits to local primary and high schools, field trips, and optional excursion to Loch Lomond. Program provides a comparative study of education systems examining culture and context and is intended for all majors. You do not have to be an education major.