About The Program

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The Experience Scotland program is an amazing experience that offers virtually limitless opportunities for educational and personal growth. It is an opportunity full of challenges, new experiences, and great rewards.

Experience Scotland began in 1986 as the Wisconsin in Scotland program. It is a facet of the West Central Wisconsin Consortium (WCWC), under the authority granted by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Current Experience Scotland partner schools include:

    • University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • University of Wisconsin-Parkside
    • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Normandale Community College
    • Murray State University
    • Lake Superior State University
    • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 
    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Ridgewater College

Students enrolled at an Experience Scotland partner school will receive priority enrollment in the program, but it is an experience open to any student currently enrolled at a U.S. institution of higher education. Students can participate for either one semester, for the academic year, or for short-term experiences in the summer. View the calendars for more information on dates and events.

Courses are taught by faculty from the participating universities. There are also courses offered by British adjunct faculty during the fall and spring semesters. All courses are designed to take advantage of the Scottish setting. Fall and spring semester students are required to enroll for a minimum of 15 credits. Summer participants are required to enroll for a minimum of 3 credits. During the semester program, there is the opportunity for independent study/directed study courses and/or internships with home campus approval. The semester program allows time for independent travel with a 10-day break and several long weekends. The summer program allows three days of travel/exploration most weekends. Many cultural activities are included in each program.