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Experience Scotland! Set in the historical Dalkeith House, or "Palace" as the locals refer to it, Experience Scotland: Wisconsin in Scotland provides a rich, cultural immersion with the comfort and safety of an organized and well-staffed international learning community.

Application Deadline

Complete student applications are due in the Experience Scotland Administrative Office by the following absolute deadlines. The earlier students submit their complete applications, the more certain it is they will be guaranteed a spot. 

  • Summer 2016 - Still accepting applications! Deadline: March 15, 2016
  • Fall 2016 - Deadline: May 15, 2016
  • Spring 2017 - Deadline  November 1, 2016

Pre-Departure Orientation Dates 

UW-River Falls  Summer & Fall 2016 Experience Scotland participants 

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Office of International Education, 102 Hagestad Hall 



 All other Non UWRF participants - please confirm with the office of International Education/Programs on your home campus for pre-departure orientation dates. 

Student Check-in at Dalkeith House

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 the following dates for Summer, 2016:
(Note: This means departing the U.S. the day before your orientation date, i.e. depart May 19-20th for a May 21st orientation.)

    • MODULE 1 - May 21, 2016
    • MODULE 2 - June 18, 2016
    • MODULE 3 - July 16, 2016

Orientation begins at 3:30 pm on your first day of Orientation. Students should schedule 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, students are required to participate in orientation activities throughout the weekend.  Accommodation for students arriving  a day or two early (May 19-20, June 16-17, July 14-15) is included in program fee.  No meals are provided during this time.  Any student arriving prior to these dates will be required to pay guest rates at Dalkeith House.

If you need to arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. on your orientation date, please e-mail Patty Watters, Resident Director of Operations,, to make arrangements.   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.

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