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College of A&S - Psychology in Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland; Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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OU Sponsoring College:
College of Arts & Sciences
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Student Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Program Description:

Psychology in Scotland

Program Highlights

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Faculty Leaders:  Carol Terry and Robert Terry, Psychology
Housing:  University of Edinburgh residence halls; hotels, hostels or bed and breakfast options on overnight excursion
Excursions:  Overnight to the Scottish Highlands, day trip to Alnwick Castle (of Hogwarts fame)

This program works well for psychology majors and minors who want to earn psychology credit on study abroad.

2018 Dates

May 23 - 30   Class assignments in CANVAS prior to departure for Scotland
June 1          Depart U.S.

June 2          Arrive Edinburgh
June 19        Last day of classes abroad
June 20        Check-out of housing and return home

*July 19         Final Exam and paper due*

Because of the work before and after the time abroad, this program is considered a SUMMER 2018 offering and banked hours should apply.  It cannot be part of spring flat-rate tuition.


Participants will earn 6 credits by enrolling in the two courses below. Both courses are required.
  • PSY 4113   Psychology Capstone:  The Skeptical Psychologist (Dr. Robert Terry) - Although listed as a capstone course, it may be used to fulfill other requirements in psychology.  Please check with an academic adviser.
  • PSY 4920  Psychopathology in Fiction (Dr. Carol Terry) 3 credits

Program Design

This is a revised version of the previous month-long Psychology in Scotland program, shortened this year to 2 1/2 weeks abroad.  Classes are held Monday through Friday for the first two weeks in Scotland, with an overnight trip to the Scottish Highlands during the second weekend and a day trip to Alnwick Castle on the last Saturday.  Participants will live and study in Edinburgh.  Independent travel is possible after the program, but not during it.  The 2018 Pysch Scotland Information Sheet will be linked here by September 30, 2017 and will provide more program details.

Program Requirements

  • 2.5 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
  • A passport at the time of application, valid for six months beyond the program end date, or a copy of a receipt showing that an application has been submitted. (U.S. passport application)  There is a U.S. passport office in the Oklahoma Memorial Union.
  • Attendance at a  Study Abroad 101 information session


Participants usually live in university housing at the University of Edinburgh. In the past the group has stayed in Chancellor's Court in the Pollock Halls complex.   A full Scottish breakfast at the cafeteria very close to the dorms is included in the program cost, as is a group arrival meal during the first two days and a farewell meal at the end of the program.  It is easy to catch public buses near the entrance to the campus housing area and students often buy a bus pass that is useful for getting around Edinburgh.

Money Matters

It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about costs with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works. The 2018 Pysch Scotland Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and plan for study abroad. It will be linked here by September 30, 2017. Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants.  This Arts and Sciences study abroad program requires a non-refundable deposit at the time of application.  That is not an application fee, and will be deducted from the program payment.  If not accepted, the amount is refunded

There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students.  Below is a partial list.
Get Started
When the application cycle is open, students can click on an "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of this brochure.   Applicants must schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Director and attend a to learn the basics about study abroad.  Both an advising appointment and attendance at Study Abroad 101 are required.
A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, Director of Arts and Sciences International Programs 
210 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
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Why did you choose to study abroad?
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I could not pass up. It involved my major and a course I have been dying to take.
     — Heather Bateman, Summer 2013
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Summer 2019 02/24/2019 03/11/2019 TBA TBA
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