Set in the historical Dalkeith House, or "Palace" as the locals refer to it, "Experience Scotland" provides a rich, cultural immersion with the comfort and safety of an organized and well-staffed international learning community.
Complete student applications are due in the Administrative Office of the Wisconsin in Scotland program by the following absolute deadlines. The earlier students submit their complete applications, the more certain it is they will be guaranteed a spot.
Good news! There is now extra incentive to complete your application early. Complete your application by the priority deadlines listed below, and receive an Experience Scotland program t-shirt! If there are spots available, applications will be accepted until the absolute deadline. Please check with the Office of International Education/Programs on your home campus to determine what their in-house deadlines are. Check with the Administrative Office of the Wisconsin in Scotland program to determine the possibility of participation after deadlines have passed.
This includes a General Orientation session and an Experience Scotland Orientation; plan on attending both a general and Scotland session.
General Orientation: Global Connections 102 Hagestad Hall
Semester-length (spring) program participants, plan on attending one of the following General Orientations:
please check back, dates to be announced
Experience Scotland Orientation: please check back, date to be announced - Global Connections 102 Hagestad Hall
Non UWRF participants - please confirm with the office of International Education/Programs on your home campus for pre-departure orientation dates.
As you make your travel arrangements, please keep the following in mind:
Official check-in time at Dalkeith House is between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on August 15, 2014. Orientation begins at 3:30 p.m. on August 15, 2014. (Note: This means departing the U.S. the day before your orientation date, i.e. depart August 14 for August 15 orientation.) Students should schedule airfare arriving no later than noon on August 15 to ensure adequate time to clear immigration and travel to Dalkeith House in time to participate in all orientation activities.
In order to ensure a successful term, students are required to participate in orientation activities throughout the weekend.
If you need to arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. on orientation date, please e-mail Patty Watters, Resident Director of Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org, to make arrangements. Accommodation for students arriving August 13-15 is included in program fee. No meals are provided during this time. Any student arriving prior to August 13 will be required to pay guest rates at Dalkeith House. Any student staying at the house prior to check-in may be assigned to a guest room and may not be able to check into his/her room assignment until official check-in begins.
A few weeks before the program begins you will receive an e-mail from the program asking for your flight details. It is imperative that you respond in a timely manner to this request.
From the Edinburgh Airport, most tired travelers (with all their luggage) will opt to take a taxicab (cab fare is running between £30-40). View directions to find other modes of transportation to Dalkeith House.
Interested in returning to Dalkeith House for a visit?
Please visit the 'alumni' page for more information.