About the Scotland: Literature, Language and Culture - Summer Program
The Literature, Language and Culture of Scotland program will provide each student with the singular opportunity to investigate imagination and literacy connections in the environments of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the Scottish coast and countryside. The class will involve a ten day trip with excursions to two universities, castles, museums, literary sites, historic sites, national parks, and an international literacy conference. Students will be required to immerse themselves in literature (movies and books) and literacy readings as well as environments visited.
For more information, contact Dr. Carole Pelttari (email@example.com) or Dr. Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Housing and Orientation
Students will meet three times, 1.5 hour sessions, before traveling (times to be arranged in March and May). Off-campus students may join the meetings electronically. Through these sessions, students will receive orientation to travel and course materials.
Students will stay in hotels or hostels during their time in Scotland. In general, students will expect to share a room in groups of 3.
Undergraduate 3 credit program $3,541.89
Graduate 3 credit program $ 3,741.89
The cost of this program includes:
- Acceptance fees
- Campus fees (college and technology fee)
- SUNY International Health Insurance
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- Round trip airfare from NYC to Scotland and from Scotland to NYC
- Course materials
- Conference fees
- Some excursions
- Some meals
- Accommodations in Edinburgh and Glasgow
- and Study Abroad Office Services.
- Visas (if needed)
- Transportation to and from NYC
- Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (includes entertainment, souvenirs, ect.)
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Students will receive 3 credits. The subject of the course is Literature by Scottish authors, past and present, along with study of Scottish culture and international literacy research and practice.
Literature, Language and Culture of Scotland - Syllabus.pdf
Major Study Abroad and Course Specific Objectives:
- To provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience of the culture and customs of Scotland.
- To investigate school practices in Scotland, preschool through doctoral levels
- To investigate the roles of digital and print literacy.
- To develop graduate-level reading and writing skills.
- To facilitate personal development through gaining intercultural sensitivity, feeling more connected to the wider worlds of education and literature, develop a stronger understanding of US educational practices, and develop independence, confidence, and self-knowledge through international travel.
- To develop understandings of Language Learning and Acquisition through immersion in countries with differing dialects.
- To experience short-term living in different cultures, exposure to different learning environments, increased knowledge of another part of the world, and interaction with local residents.
June 22 - July 2, 2017 (est)
Day 1 6/22 Leave US
Day 2 6/23 Arrive Edinburgh before noon -- Lunch together -- Elephant House, walking tour, dinner on own
Day 3 -- 6/24 Author’s tour, Castle tour, Dinner together, Arthur’s Seat (hike with fantastic view!)
Day 4 -- 6/25 Free Day CHOICES – ADDITIONAL COST FOR MARKED VENUES
Examples of possible choices (no charge): Portrait Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Leith Walk….
Examples of choices that cost extra: Bus Tour and Hike: Inverness & Loch Ness)
Whiskey Walking Tour
Harry Potter Filming Walking Tour
Day 5 -- 6/26 University of Edinburgh, School visit, Dinner together
Day 6 -- 6/27 North Berwick
Day 7 -- 6/28 National Museum, QE Yacht
Day 8 – 6/29 Free Day – see earlier choices (plus venues you will discover during our stay)
Day 9 -- 6/30 Transfer day -- hiking Loch Lomond (Stirling Castle – extra cost)
Day 9 -- 6/30 cont. – Conference
Day 10 -- 7/1 Conference, Explore Glasgow, Museum (free)
Day 11 – 7/2 Conference --Fly Home from Glasgow (Bid a fond farewell to Scotland)