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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Inverness, United Kingdom; Londonderry, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 1 - freshman, 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior, 6 - other
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Area of Study: Political Science
Program Type: Study Abroad, USA Faculty-led Minimum GPA: 2.25
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:

USA Political Science in Scotland and Northern Ireland

June 7 - June 18, 2019
Departure Date: June 6, 2019

Program Overview

Students will explore independence movements in Scotland and Northern Ireland, focusing on concepts surrounding autonomy, self-governance, and liberty. Students will be exposed to current separatists’ movements in both Scotland and in Northern Ireland. Students will visit the sights where conflicts have occurred, including historical sites such as the Battle of Culloden near Inverness and Bloody Sunday in Derry/Londonderry. Students will be exposed to contemporary efforts for independence with interactions, for example with the Scottish Nationalist Party in Glasgow, a visit to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, and a tour of the political murals of Belfast. Taken together, students will have a richer understanding of separatist movements in the U.K. and beyond, a deeper appreciation for contemporary European politics and conflicts, and indeed be more globally minded and engaged citizens. 

PSC 450: Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics (3 cr)

Program Costs:
The cost of the USA Political Science in Scotland & Northern Ireland 2019 program is $4,299. Scholarships AND financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all USA student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements.  

The first 10 USA students who commit to the program and complete a scholarship application will receive a USA Study Abroad scholarship of $500 for the program making the cost of the program $3,799. Students must complete the "Study Abroad Conditional Scholarship" application in Jagspot. 

Financial aid may be applied to this course. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award.

Program costs include: 
  • Tuition for up to three (3) credit hours
  • All program-related, in-country transportation
  • International health insurance & emergency assistance
  • Airport pickup for those who arrive on the assigned day and time
  • Specified excursions in the itinerary
  • Accommodations: Shared occupancy in centrally located hotels/hostels (Single accommodations are available for an additional charge)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Welcome and departure dinners in Scotland/Northern Ireland

International airfare is not included in the price of the program. Participants should budget additional funds for international airfare, meals other than breakfasts and specified dinners, and personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based on individual spending habits. The Office of International Education will reserve and facilitate flights on behalf of all students who would like assistance.
Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates, international airfare, and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for graduate students.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. A program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than March 1, 2019.  Final payment deadline is April 8, 2019. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which is fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the application deadline of March 1, 2019.
Refund Policy: Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Philip Habel
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Criminal Justice & Political Science
(251) 460-7161


Natasha Spradlin
Study Abroad Advisor
Meisler Hall, Rm 2300

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.