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Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism in Edinburgh

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5 weeks, early July-early August
February 1 (early bird) and March 1 (regular)

IFSA-Butler is pleased to offer this unique Global Seminar program to all U.S. universities in partnership with the University of California at San Diego. Non-UC San Diego students must apply through UC San Diego and are encouraged to contact Tonia Pizer by email or phone at 858-534-1123 with any questions regarding the program, its content or requirements.

What this program has to offer

  • The chance to live and study in one of Britain's most culturally rich cities for five weeks
  • A unique opportunity to take UC San Diego courses in Scotland's beautiful setting
  • Courses that focus on history, taught in the heart of historic Edinburgh
  • Program balances coursework with field visits to important historical sites around Edinburgh
  • Excursion to nearby Stirling and the National Wallace Monument commemorating the Scottish war hero known as Braveheart.


  • Students live in apartments within walking distance from classes
  • Apartments offer double bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces
  • Housing is within walking distance of the city center

The curriculum includes two courses taught by a UC San Diego professor:

  • Enlightenment, Revolution and Romanticism
  • Scotland & England: Civil War and Revolution, 1601-1689

Students earn a total of 6 U.S. semester credit hours. Courses are transcripted by UC San Diego.

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