Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Experience the Arts in Scotland

Craigmillar Castle Want to study abroad, but can't spend an entire semester in a program?

How about just two weeks in August?

For additional information contact:

Cheri Sawinski - Office of International Programs

Cathy Fank - Associate Professor, Theatre

What is the purpose of this study away program?

Designed for students who cannot spend an entire semester away from their studies, but still wish to experience a study abroad program. Using the last 2 1/2 weeks in August, this program is considered part of the Fall Term at UW-Superior. That means that the 3 semester credits that can be earned in the program, counts as part of your fall term enrollment. It also means that this course is eligible for consideration in your financial aid package. Early planning will help maximize the financial aid package.

What do students do in the program?

Festival Fringe ticket boothStudents in the program stay at Dalkeith Palace in Dalkeith, Midlothian with the other Wisconsin in Scotland students. The courses use the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as the classroom and laboratory to study theatre.

Students in this program will sample a variety of theatrical performances as part of the learning experience. Students will learn how to critically analyze the performances and write performance reviews. 

Free time is also provided with the ability to experience many of the sights the area has to offer including several of the fantastic museums and galleries in Edinburgh and Glasgow; the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Transportation Museum in Glasgow, Roslyn Chapel and other sites.

What is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?

The Royal Mile in EdinburghThe world's oldest and largest arts festival, the Festival Fringe grew out of the first Edinburgh International Festival after World War II. For over sixty years, one of Europe's most beautiful cities has seen an invasion of performers from around the world come together in a magic blend of artistic and creative energy.

For three weeks, literally hundreds of performances take place in a variety of spaces located throughout the city. Thousands of people from around the world attend the performances and crowd the Royal Mile watching the street performers.

At the end of the Royal Mile and next to the walls of Edinburgh Castle is the world-famous spectacle of hundred of pipers and drummers in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

What is the cost?

Estimated cost of this program is $2,075. This does not include airfare or cost of passport. Fee does include performance tickets, lodging, and meals at the palace.

Who is eligible to go?

Street performers on the Royal Mile.This program is open to all majors and minors. If you need to satisfy the Fine and Applied Arts general education requirement in History, Criticism and Appreciation; you can take COMM 122-Theatre Appreciation.

If you have already have taken an appreciation course, there is also COMM 377-Special Topics in Theatre for 300 level academic credit.

This course is also open to graduate students with a COMM 577-Special Topics in Theatre course listing.