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.

Spring 2020: January 21-May 8, 2020

Summer 2020: Session 1: May 20-June 19, 2020 | Session 2: June 24-July 24, 2020

Fall 2020: August 8-November 21, 2020

Spring 2021: January 19-May 7, 2021

Summer 2021: Session 1: May 19-June 19, 2021 | Session 2: June 23-July 23, 2021

Pre-departure orientation

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


University of Wisconsin-River Falls 
Office of International Education
174 Rodli Hall


6:00-9:00 pm


For students studying in Scotland Summer 2020 - Thursday, April 9, 2020

For students studying in Scotland Fall 2020 - Thursday, April 30, 2020

Student check-in and orientation at Dalkeith House

As you make your travel arrangements, please keep in mind that your orientation at Dalkeith House in Scotland begins at 12:00pm on the day indicated on the term calendars above. 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.