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Honors Study Abroad : Scotland 2013
Join other UTA students and Professors Karl Petruso and Stanley Palmer for Study Abroad in Scotland, Summer I, 2013.
Experience the pleasure of living and learning in an international setting, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Highlights of the program include:
  • Receive 6 hours of upper-level UT Arlington credit (two courses). There are no prerequisites.
  • Team-taught by Karl Petruso (Anthropology) and Stanley Palmer (History).
  • We will be based in comfortable residence halls of the University of Edinburgh but will travel by hired coach, train and ship to the English Borders, the Highlands, and the Orkney Islands. We will hike on Ben Nevis (the highest peak in the UK), explore mysterious megalithic circles and tombs dating to the Stone and Bronze Ages, and clamber on several magnificent castles both ruined and restored (including Dun Ottar, Tantallon, and Stirling). We will experience a decidedly non-Texas landscape and climate: in mid-June the sun sets only briefly at that latitude, and while temperatures in the 60s and 70s will be typical during the day, it will certainly rain, and at times the mercury might dip into the 40s.

Enrollment is limited, so early application is strongly encouraged. Interviews of applicants will begin in November. Offers of admission will be made on a rolling basis with a view to finalizing the roster of participants by March 2013.
Program Information
Application: Available later in the Fall semester on the Honors College website. Enrollment is limited, so early application is strongly encouraged. Offers of admission will be made beginning late in the fall semester.
Publicity Flyers (Available in PDF): Available in early 2004
Program Dates: May 29 through June 16, 2013 (Summer I session).
Program Cost: The program fee is $1750, which covers university residence hall and hotel lodging (double occupancy); all breakfasts and two dinners; program-related travel within Scotland; and entrance fees to all archaeological and historical sites and museums. It does not cover airfare; tuition (two 3-credit courses); lunches; and most dinners. Your financial aid can be applied to the courses, and a number of scholarships will be available from both the Honors College (for Honors members only) and the Office of International Education (for all undergraduate students). Information on scholarships will be forthcoming early in the spring semester.
Courses: ANTH 4322: Archaeology and Early History of Scotland: Stone Age to Vikings, HIST 4388: Historic Scotland: Roman Imperialism to British Devolution.
Course descriptions (Available in PDF): Download the syllabi for Study Abroad in Scotland
Itinerary: Available on the web and in Adobe PDF
Interest Sessions: Frequently during fall semester and early spring semester
Orientation Sessions: mid-May 2013, dates and times TBA.
Study Abroad Resources (on-campus and off-campus links)

Honors College • College Hall, Suite 100 • Box 19222 • Arlington, Texas 76019-0222
honors@uta.edu • 817-272-7215 • Contact the Honors Web Admin
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