This environmentally-focused study abroad program takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, in one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities, students will spend five weeks studying urban history and sustainability. Class lectures, guest speakers, and frequent field trips will introduce students to key concepts relating to urban planning and governance, infrastructure design and management, resource provisioning and conservation, urban ecology, and social and environmental justice.
| Program dates
May 25 - June 26, 2015
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio University who are interested in environmental geography, urban history, urban planning and sustainability.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or obtain permission from the Program Director to be eligible to apply. Applicants must complete a pre-departure orientation as well as an interview with the Program Director.
This program is NOT available to NON-OHIO students.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Students will stay in on-campus housing at the University of Edinburgh. A variety of rooms are available, including standards singles en-suite, standard doubles and doubles en-suite. Rooms are all within convenient walking distance of the university and include a “full Scottish breakfast.”
Courses and credits
Both undergraduate and graduate students will enroll in two courses, GEOG 4560/5560 (City and Environment) and HIST 4903/6903 (Edinburgh Since 1750). Both classes will satisfy requirements for the Environmental Studies certificate. They will also fulfill requirements for several of the geography major tracks. Additionally, students will earn one additional independent study credit. Undergraduates enroll in a total of 7 credit hours while graduate students enroll in a total of 9 credit hours.
Additional Information on SCOTLAND
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program. (Link to Ed Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form).
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html.
US citizens won’t need a visa to enter the country for the length of this program. The Office of Education Abroad will provide a letter for you to carry when you travel that will explain your reason for entry into the country. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information, contact:
Geoffrey L. Buckley
Office of Education Abroad
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840