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Scotland, England, and Wales: Literacy, Literature, and Culture
Cardiff, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; North Berwick, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/28/2018
Rolling Admission 06/27/2018 07/08/2018
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Program Name: Scotland: Literature, Language and Culture- Summer Country: Scotland
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: Europe
Term: Summer City: Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, North Berwick
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Academic Fields Available: Anthropology, Education, English, Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors, Language and Cultural Studies
Program Description:
Program Description:

About the Scotland, England, and Wales: Literacy, Literature, and Culture - Summer program

The Literature, Language and Culture of Scotland, England, and Wales program will provide each student with the singular opportunity to investigate imagination and literacy connections in the environments of Edinburgh, the Scottish coast and countryside, Wales, Cardiff, and London. The class will involve a ten day trip with excursions to universities, castles, museums, literary sites, historic sites, national parks, and an international literacy conference.  Students will be required to immerse themselves in literature (novels, poetry, film) and literary readings as well as environments visited.  
For more information, contact Dr. Carole Pelttari ( or Dr. Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko (

Earn your Literacy Elective through Study Abroad Summer 2018 with Dr. Pelttari and Dr. Yurko! Look where we’re going!


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 3-4.


Fees for Brockport's  Scotland, England, and Wales: Literacy, Literature, and Culture - Summer Program

Summer Program Costs:
$4,860.49  Undergraduate cost for 3 credit program 
$5,060.49  Graduate cost for 3 credit program

  • Tuition (3 undergraduate or graduate credits)
  • Acceptance fee
  • SUNY International Health Insurance*
  • Campus-Specific fees (college fee and technology fee)**
  • Pre-departure Orientation Materials
  • Round trip airfare New York City-Scotland
  • Course materials
  • Conference fees
  • Some excursions
  • Some meals
  • Accommodations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Cardiff
  • In country transportation
  • and Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services.

  • Round-trip transportation to/from New York City
  • Passport
  • Additional Meals
  • Textbooks and supplies
  • Personal Expenses (such as entertainment, additional travel, postage, laundry, etc.)

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.

Financial aid applies towards fees. 

*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.

The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.


Students will receive 3 credits. The subject of the course is OAP 404/504: Scotland, England, Wales: Literacy, Literature, and Culture. 

Syllabus: Syllabus 2018.docx

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 27 - July 8, 2018 (est)

Itinerary (est.)

Day 1, 6/27 - fly overnight from US to Edinburgh

Day 2, 6/28 - Arrive EDI / Tram to city/Drop bags at hotel / Elephant House Tea/ City Tour / Portrait Gallery  /  Dinner together -- Kalpna Restaurant / Calton Hill / Sleep!

Day 3, 6/29 -  University, Schools, Local contacts (Suggested The Pie Maker for cheap lunch)/  Author Tour /National Museum / Grassmarket on own / Free evening 
Day 4, 6/30 - Train to North Berwick, Bus to Tantallon Castle, cliffs,  Return to North Berwick for seaside, lunch, library museum…. Return to EDI when desired
Day 5, 7/1 - Arthur’s Seat / /Royal Yacht Brittania,  Choice time to include Leith Walk, .Botanical Gardens, Historic Churches, International Church Service /Dinner together -- LaFavorita 

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Day 6, 7/2 - Berwick Academy, Seaside visits. Return to EDI by 6p.m Free Evening / Board train by 10 pm to London(Overnight)
Day 7, 7/3 - Arrive London. Walking tour of London (See all of the major sites)/Tower of London

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Day 8, 7/4 - Free day in London OR Countryside. Evening transportation to Cardiff.
Day 9, 7/5 – walking tour Cardiff -- see “War Horse” at Wales Millenium Center 

Day 10, 7/6 - Sightseeing in Cardiff and conference. Dinner together.
Day 11, 7/7 - Cardiff conference and free time. 
Day 11, 7/8 - Fly back to US.

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