About The Program

Program Calendars

drawing classPlease see below for general program dates. Please note that the dates below are reflective of program start dates, and participants will need to depart the U.S. earlier than the dates indicated below to fully participate in all program activities. Click on each term to view more specific term dates and events.

NOTE: Occasionally, course trips may be planned on Fridays to allow for travel to destinations further afield.  It is important you check the schedule on your course syllabi prior to booking personal travel.

Summer 2018: Session 1: May 25-June 22, 2018 | Session 2: June 29-July 27, 2018

Fall 2018: August 13-November 30, 2018

Spring 2019: January 24-May 10, 2019

Summer 2019: Session 1: May 24-June 21, 2019 Session 2: June 28-July 26, 2019

Fall 2019: Tentative: August 12-November 29, 2019 (Module one: August 12-September 3)

Spring 2020: Tentative: January 23-May 8, 2020

Summer 2020: Tentative: Session 1: May 22-June 19, 2020 | Session 2: June 26-July 24, 2020

Pre-departure orientation

All Experience Scotland participants are invited to join us for a pre-departure orientation:

University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus
Office of International Education
102 Hagestad Hall

For students studying in Scotland Summer 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

For students studying in Scotland Fall 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

This orientation is required for all UWRF participants. Participants from other campuses are welcome to attend, but are also encouraged to confirm the availability of pre-departure orientations on their home campus.

Student check-in at Dalkeith House

As you make your travel arrangements, please keep in mind that orientation begins at 3:30pm on the day indicated on the calendars above. We recommend scheduling airfare arriving no later than noon in Edinburgh on your orientation date above 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, you are required to participate in orientation activities throughout the weekend. If you arrive within the range of dates indicated on the program calendar (1-2 days prior to the start of orientation), your accommodation is included in the program fee. No meals are provided during this time. If you arrive prior to these dates you will be required to pay guest rates at Dalkeith House.

If you need to arrive prior to the dates provided on the calendar, please email Patty Watters, Resident Director of Operations and Student Life,, to make arrangements. 

A few weeks before the program begins you will receive an email from the program requesting your flight details. It is imperative you respond to this request in a timely manner.

From the Edinburgh Airport, most tired travelers (with all their luggage) will opt to take a taxicab (cab fare is typically £30-40). View directions to find other modes of transportation to Dalkeith House.