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API students in Edinburgh can enroll in an innovative co-curricular summer school experience offering a variety of educational and cultural immersion experiences to complement the academically rigorous curriculum. The summer school aims to challenge and inspire students with a key theme of enhancing employability prospects, cultural education and reflecting on the big issues and global challenges of today with a unique Scottish twist. There are also innovative tracks focusing on immersive, hands-on learning in the city, and an internship focused on business in the arts!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Housing

Housing

Housing

Housing

Housing

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Edinburgh programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Stirling

    Stirling is the ancient capital of Scotland, laying at the heart of the nation’s history and linked to two of its best-known heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Occupying a strategic position in the cultural heartland of Scotland, it is surrounded by glorious countryside and yet under an hour away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The cobblestoned streets of the Old Town wind upwards towards the Castle, set on a craggy outcrop 250 feet above the surrounding landscape. Past activities have included, Stirling Castle or the Wallace Monument.

  • Eastern Highlands

    The Highlands are the northern region of Scotland, steeped in legend and ancient tradition. While the Highlands have a shared culture, once being ruled by clans and chieftains, there are many villages and towns in the region which stand out for reasons all their own. Some have unique histories, while others are home to incredible scenery, monuments, or architecture. As we depart you will feel transported to another time, another world. Over the two days, API students will visit palaces and castles, as well as some magnificent Scottish landscapes! There will be plenty of stops for photo opportunities, and tales of history will be told as we delve deeper into Scotland and its past. On the second day, the group will return to the Central Belt by driving along the eastern coast of Scotland, where the group will spend the day at an authentic Highland Games! There will be men in kilts tossing capers (logs), highland dancing, bagpipes, and so much more. We hope you are ready for a proper Scottish Highland experience!

  • Loch Ness and the Western Highlands

    Steeped in history and legend, the Highlands of Scotland is one of the last pristine regions of Europe. This is a land of high mountains, breathtaking islands, spectacular glens and deep, mysterious lochs. There are nature and wildlife to enjoy, imposing castles to explore and tales of folklore, heroes, and legends to savor. Also, there is Glenfinnan, home to the Glenfinnan Viaduct – most famous for its appearance in Harry Potter as the bridge that the Hogwarts Express crosses. And of course, last but not least, Loch Ness – home to the Loch Ness monster. People have claimed to have spotted the infamous monster for hundreds of years but you can make up your own mind!

  • Stirling

    Stirling is the ancient capital of Scotland, laying at the heart of the nation’s history and linked to two of its best-known heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Occupying a strategic position in the cultural heartland of Scotland, it is surrounded by glorious countryside and yet under an hour away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The cobblestoned streets of the Old Town wind upwards towards the Castle, set on a craggy outcrop 250 feet above the surrounding landscape. Past activities have included, Stirling Castle or the Wallace Monument.

  • Eastern Highlands

    The Highlands are the northern region of Scotland, steeped in legend and ancient tradition. While the Highlands have a shared culture, once being ruled by clans and chieftains, there are many villages and towns in the region which stand out for reasons all their own. Some have unique histories, while others are home to incredible scenery, monuments, or architecture. As we depart you will feel transported to another time, another world. Over the two days, API students will visit palaces and castles, as well as some magnificent Scottish landscapes! There will be plenty of stops for photo opportunities, and tales of history will be told as we delve deeper into Scotland and its past. On the second day, the group will return to the Central Belt by driving along the eastern coast of Scotland, where the group will spend the day at an authentic Highland Games! There will be men in kilts tossing capers (logs), highland dancing, bagpipes, and so much more. We hope you are ready for a proper Scottish Highland experience!

  • Stirling

    Stirling is the ancient capital of Scotland, laying at the heart of the nation’s history and linked to two of its best-known heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Occupying a strategic position in the cultural heartland of Scotland, it is surrounded by glorious countryside and yet under an hour away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The cobblestoned streets of the Old Town wind upwards towards the Castle, set on a craggy outcrop 250 feet above the surrounding landscape. Past activities have included, Stirling Castle or the Wallace Monument.

  • Loch Ness and the Western Highlands

    Steeped in history and legend, the Highlands of Scotland is one of the last pristine regions of Europe. This is a land of high mountains, breathtaking islands, spectacular glens and deep, mysterious lochs. There are nature and wildlife to enjoy, imposing castles to explore and tales of folklore, heroes, and legends to savor. Also, there is Glenfinnan, home to the Glenfinnan Viaduct – most famous for its appearance in Harry Potter as the bridge that the Hogwarts Express crosses. And of course, last but not least, Loch Ness – home to the Loch Ness monster. People have claimed to have spotted the infamous monster for hundreds of years but you can make up your own mind!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 2-4 credits per session (up to 8 total)

API students in Edinburgh can enroll in an innovative co-curricular summer school experience offering a variety of educational and cultural immersion experiences to complement the academically rigorous curriculum. The summer school aims to challenge and inspire students with a key theme of enhancing employability prospects, cultural education and reflecting on the big issues and global challenges of today with a unique Scottish twist. There are also innovative tracks focusing on immersive, hands-on learning in the city, and an internship focused on business in the arts!

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the University of Edinburgh upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Kelsey Patton

    Kelsey Patton will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - kelsey.patton@apiabroad.com

  • Hayward Clare

    Clare Hayward

    Clare Hayward will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

Each summer term, the University of Edinburgh offers courses in the following subject areas: art, business, economics and politics, interdisciplinary, language and culture, philosophy, and education. Course times, course descriptions and the session in which a course is offered are subject to change and no course is guaranteed.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most summer courses at the University of Edinburgh are worth 20 SCQF credits. 20 Edinburgh credits are roughly equivalent to 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), or approximately 4-5 U.S. credits.

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival is a 4 week Summer School course which introduces students to central concepts of film study including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director‐centred approaches, identity, socio‐politics and related philosophical issues and includes an engagement with the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The course offers a unique opportunity to apply knowledge, gained in the first half which concentrates on film criticism, theory and philosophy, to a variety of selected festival films and events (fiction feature films, documentaries, film retrospectives, industry and In Person events, including UK or World premieres) at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Participants will receive a Student Delegate Pass and attend film premieres, press screenings, industry events and public lectures at EIFF, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. They will take part in tutorials after each screening and be encouraged to apply key concepts in film theory and criticism when discussing the films. In the third week they will combine with local students on the OLL/EIFF "An Insight into the EIFF" course. During the time spent at the festival, a short series of public lectures and guest talks provide further theoretical insight into film studies and criticism, while daily tutorials facilitate in‐depth analysis of the films through tutor‐led class discussions. The course encourages students to develop their writing on film (writing workshops will be included in the contact hours).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 20 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival is a 4 week Summer School course which introduces students to central concepts of film study including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director‐centred approaches, identity, socio‐politics and related philosophical issues and includes an engagement with the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The course offers a unique opportunity to apply knowledge, gained in the first half which concentrates on film criticism, theory and philosophy, to a variety of selected festival films and events (fiction feature films, documentaries, film retrospectives, industry and In Person events, including UK or World premieres) at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Participants will receive a Student Delegate Pass and attend film premieres, press screenings, industry events and public lectures at EIFF, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. They will take part in tutorials after each screening and be encouraged to apply key concepts in film theory and criticism when discussing the films. In the third week they will combine with local students on the OLL/EIFF "An Insight into the EIFF" course. During the time spent at the festival, a short series of public lectures and guest talks provide further theoretical insight into film studies and criticism, while daily tutorials facilitate in‐depth analysis of the films through tutor‐led class discussions. The course encourages students to develop their writing on film (writing workshops will be included in the contact hours).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 20 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Debating International Relations

This course debates the major principles, concepts, actors, and theories of the international system and their application to current issues in world affairs. The course is divided into two parts. Part one examines a number of theoretical approaches drawn from different intellectual traditions in the discipline, including classical and contemporary realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism and radical approaches to International Relations, as well as contemporary debates on power‐ structures and globalization. The second part discusses a number of current policy issues such as terrorism and security, human rights, governance and global institutions, global trade and finance, the environment and poverty and development

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 20 Course Level: Lower Division  

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The Global Impact of Sport

["Sport, Heritage and Global Affairs recognizes that sport connects with people and places all over the\nworld. It provides an informed practical insight into how sport is increasingly being used as a cost\neffective social tool involved in addressing many of the world's social and humanitarian global issues. \nThe Global Impact of Sport is built around two broad themes: (i) Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture\nexamines the contribution that Scotland has made to different worlds of sport. It takes the learner\non a critical journey from St Andrew's and the home of golf, to the National Football Museum and\nthe oldest international fixture in the world, to unique sports settings in the borders, the western\nisles and the Highlands, to Braemar and the Royal Highland Games but also where Scottish sporting\nculture, icons and \u00e9migr\u00e9s have travelled and why","and (ii) Sport and Global Affairs which identifies\nand analyses the way in which sport is being used today by the United Nations, UNICEF, the World\nBank, the World Health Organization and trans\u2010national NGO'S as a cost effective social tool that can\ncontribute to global challenges of health, justice, conflict resolution, social inclusion, education for\nall, sustainability and international development. \nThe learner will gain an insight into many social interventions through sport such as Peace, Players\ninternational","Soccer Across Borders","The Mighty Girls Programme and Magic Bus. Learners are\nprovided with a unique insight into what works, what isn't working, successes and failures."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 20 Course Level: Lower Division  

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Learning across the curriculum: On foot through Edinburgh

Learning across the curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools with which they can incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning. Despite the increasing bodies of research and policy that highlight the educational, social and health benefits of outdoor learning in the development of young people, many educators are not well placed to support this form of learning. Learning across the curriculum is offered as an initial step towards assisting aspirant educators to incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning. It does not aim to train students as outdoor specialists, but aims to provide them with some understanding of the benefits, processes and skills related to learning in the outdoors. This interdisciplinary course is designed to give students the basic competencies with which to teach and learn across the curriculum in an outdoor context. In terms of educational policy, the course reflects the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning (Education Scotland, 2010).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 10 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Debating International Relations

This course debates the major principles, concepts, actors, and theories of the international system and their application to current issues in world affairs. The course is divided into two parts. Part one examines a number of theoretical approaches drawn from different intellectual traditions in the discipline, including classical and contemporary realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism and radical approaches to International Relations, as well as contemporary debates on power‐ structures and globalization. The second part discusses a number of current policy issues such as terrorism and security, human rights, governance and global institutions, global trade and finance, the environment and poverty and development

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 20 Course Level: Lower Division  

View Syllabus   

The Global Impact of Sport

["Sport, Heritage and Global Affairs recognizes that sport connects with people and places all over the\nworld. It provides an informed practical insight into how sport is increasingly being used as a cost\neffective social tool involved in addressing many of the world's social and humanitarian global issues. \nThe Global Impact of Sport is built around two broad themes: (i) Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture\nexamines the contribution that Scotland has made to different worlds of sport. It takes the learner\non a critical journey from St Andrew's and the home of golf, to the National Football Museum and\nthe oldest international fixture in the world, to unique sports settings in the borders, the western\nisles and the Highlands, to Braemar and the Royal Highland Games but also where Scottish sporting\nculture, icons and \u00e9migr\u00e9s have travelled and why","and (ii) Sport and Global Affairs which identifies\nand analyses the way in which sport is being used today by the United Nations, UNICEF, the World\nBank, the World Health Organization and trans\u2010national NGO'S as a cost effective social tool that can\ncontribute to global challenges of health, justice, conflict resolution, social inclusion, education for\nall, sustainability and international development. \nThe learner will gain an insight into many social interventions through sport such as Peace, Players\ninternational","Soccer Across Borders","The Mighty Girls Programme and Magic Bus. Learners are\nprovided with a unique insight into what works, what isn't working, successes and failures."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 20 Course Level: Lower Division  

View Syllabus   

Learning across the curriculum: On foot through Edinburgh

Learning across the curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools with which they can incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning. Despite the increasing bodies of research and policy that highlight the educational, social and health benefits of outdoor learning in the development of young people, many educators are not well placed to support this form of learning. Learning across the curriculum is offered as an initial step towards assisting aspirant educators to incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning. It does not aim to train students as outdoor specialists, but aims to provide them with some understanding of the benefits, processes and skills related to learning in the outdoors. This interdisciplinary course is designed to give students the basic competencies with which to teach and learn across the curriculum in an outdoor context. In terms of educational policy, the course reflects the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning (Education Scotland, 2010).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 10 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Highlights
  • Ranked #6 in the U.K. (#27 in world) - Times Higher Education Rankings
  • Ranked #21 in Philosophy, #22 in Earth Sciences, top 50 in Psychology - QS World Rankings
  • Largest history department in the U.K.
  • Top-rated Philosophy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience in Scotland
  • Top-rated Music programs in the U.K.
  • One of the oldest universities in the U.K. (1583)
  • Founding member of elite Russel Group of universities

All University of Edinburgh semester programs and regular summer school programs are in self-catered, apartment style flats. Apartments are typically made up of 4-6 single bedrooms surrounding shared living and kitchen areas. Meals are not provided, but kitchens are equipped with standard appliances so that students may cook meals at home. Co-ed housing is common in the UK. Most apartments will be within a 10-30 minute walking commute from campus. Between-term housing is included for full academic year students at no additional cost.

Bedding packs are included for all Edinburgh programs.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2020 - Jun, 2020 $7,180 Mar 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2020 - Jul, 2020 $13,880 Mar 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer 2 Jun, 2020 - Jul, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Learning Across the Curriculum - On Foot Through Edinburgh: $6,380

Apr 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Summer 1 Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 $6,980 Mar 15, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun 1, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 $13,680 Mar 15, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer 2 Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 $6,980 Apr 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Summer 2 Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 $6,180 Apr 15, 2019 May 1, 2019