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College of A&S - Political Science 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
Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore Study Level: Undergraduate
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Poli Sci in Scotland
Program Highlights

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Faculty Leaders: Keith Gaddie, Professor, Political Science and Kim Gaddie, Adjunct, Political Science
Housing:  University of Edinburgh residence halls or apartments in Edinburgh
Excursions:  The Highlands, the Borders, Glasgow

This program works well for majors in political science, history and letters, as well as students in other majors who are looking for upper division courses to fulfill various degree requirements.

2018 Dates

June 28     Depart U.S.
June 29     Arrive in Edinburgh
July  26      Last day of classes
July  27      Check out of housing and depart


Participants will earn 6 credits by enrolling in the two courses below.  Participants are required to take both courses.
  • P SC   4653  Politics in Literature and Film  (Kim Gaddie)  
  • P SC   4093  Capstone:  The Architecture of Democracy (Keith Gaddie)

Program Design

Classes are held Monday through Thursday each week, although some Fridays may be used for activities outside of the classroom.  Participants will live and study in Edinburgh, with day trips and overnight excursions outside of that city included in the program design.  An open three-day weekend mid-program allows for independent travel.  Students can easily arrange their own day trips to other areas of Scotland on free days.  The 2018 Political Science Scotland Information Sheet provides program details..

Application Requirements

  • applicants must meet the general study abroad eligibility requirements
  • 2.50 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
  • A passport, 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)
  • Attendance at a Study Abroad 101 session


Participants will live in university housing at the University of Edinburgh.  the building is called Chancellor's Court, and each room has two beds.  The room is shared with one other program participant of the same gender.  There are two built-in desks and a private bathroom.  A full Scottish breakfast at the nearby award-winning cafeteria is included in the program cost. On overnight excursions, housing may be a hostel, hotel or bed and breakfast. always with breakfast included.

Money Matters

It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works. The 2018 Political Science Scotland Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and plan for study abroad.  Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants.  All Arts and Sciences study abroad programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application.  Instructions for how to pay the deposit are included in the application materials.  That payment is the first part of the program fee and is deducted from the program cost, if accepted.  If not accepted, this amount is refunded.

Except for summer tuition and fees billed through the Bursar’s Office, all payments for this program are due before the end of the Spring 2018 semester.

There are a number of other scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started.

Get Started

 An "Apply Now" button shows at the top or bottom of this brochure when the application cycle is open.   Be sure to schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Director and attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad.  Both an advising and Study Abroad 101 are required.

A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, International Programs Coordinator
210 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
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Summer 2019 02/24/2019 03/11/2019 TBA TBA
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