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Scottish Universities International Summer School

Program Overview

This Program is ideal for students with a love for creative writing or a passion for British literature. Students have the chance to immerse themselves in the culture and history of Edinburgh while working with accomplished British writers.

Students have the choice of taking one of three courses surrounding British literature and creative writing.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Summer Study Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland

EdinburghSummerThe short-term, intensive programs of the Scottish Universities International Summer School (SUISS) run for three weeks and award three semester hours of credit each at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Three courses are available: two in British literature and one in Creative Writing. If you are interested in extending your stay, it is possible to start with British Literature 1900-45 and stay on to take either Creative Writing or British Literature 1945-Present.

The Creative Writing course provides experience in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, drama and writing for the screen and for children. You'll benefit from an excellent opportunity to sharpen your creative writing skills through workshops and seminars conducted by respected Scottish writers, as well as participation in the world-famous Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Whether you are taking Creative Writing or British Literature you can expect a lot of activities outside of class. You'll enjoy readings by leading Scottish writers, participation in traditional Scottish folk singing and storytelling, and motor tours that explore the Scottish countryside. Your stay in Edinburgh will also coincide with several world-renowned arts festivals -- the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe Festival, and the International Book Festival. During this time, Edinburgh plays host to a roster of world-renowned authors, as well as an immense variety of dance, music, theater and mime productions, and arts exhibitions.

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Arcadia Advantage
Along with the Arcadia staff, the School's faculty plays an integral role in helping students make the most of their experience, as well as organizing activities and events designed to enhance your understanding of Scottish culture.

Application Deadline
Summer Semester: March 31

Creative Writing: 4 credits
Literature: 2.5-7.5 credits

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.