Resources for students:

Online readings

2016 Schedule



The Program

Spend part of your summer in two of the most beautiful and safest cities in Europe and earn up to six credit hours in history (History 439/539, 498/698), philosophy (Philosophy 314, 417/517, 418/518), political science (Poli 400, 452, 480/580), or the humanities (Hum 200). Learn about Irish and Scottish culture, history, and politics from internationally renowned scholars and professors from the Triniity College, Dublin, and the University of Edinburgh, Strathclyde University, and the University of the Highlands and Islands. After morning lectures, afternoons will be spent exploring Dublin, Edinburgh, and surrounding areas of Ireland and Scotland (more on this below). Note: the video below does not include the Ireland portion of the trip. It will be updated after our trip to Irealand this next summer.



Planned Activities


bus tourEdinburgh open top bus tour. Click here for more information.








Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle TourVisit the official Edinburgh Castle website.






Stirling Castle Tour Stirling Castle and see the William Wallace monument (with an uncanny resemblance to Mel Gibson) as well as the Robert the Bruce monument. For more on the Castle, check out the Historic Scotland website.


St GilesSt. Giles Cathedral, Greyfriar's Kirkyard Cemetery, and Holyrood Palace.





National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland







CullodenDay trip to Inverness and tour of Culloden Battlefield.





Tour of Scottish Parliament Scottish Parliament







Inchcolm AbbeyFerry to and tour of Inchcolm Abbey





Georgean House Explore the Georgian House, a house that preserves the life and culture of 18th century Scotland. And following the tour of the house, and after dinner, we will go on the famous literary pub tour.