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Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) - Exploring Northern Britain: Short Term Program
Multiple Cities, Wales (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
Restrictions: (current student at) SCSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/03/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Class Eligibility:
2-Sophomore Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:

Fall Short Term Program


This variable mid-semester short-term program to the UK gives you the chance to spend either 2 or 3 weeks to take 3 or 6 education abroad credits. Led by Geography and British Studies Program professor, Gareth John, students will stay and study in Alnwick Castle in England, and from there explore Northern England and Scotland, including the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, Edinburgh, Newcastle, and the beautiful Northumberland coast. Students who choose the three-week, 6-credit program, will also travel to Wales and visit the main sites in London. While there, we'll explore various castle and ancient artifacts, view some of Europe's most beautiful cities, explore the beauty of Britain's countryside (in at least two national parks) and experience the best of British culture. Designed for those who wish to study in the UK and visit Alnwick Castle, but who for whatever reason are unable to attend for an entire semester, this mid-semester variable short-term program may offer the perfect solution!   

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Fall Short Term Program
Credits: 3 or 6 Credits
Faculty & Staff: SCSU Faculty-Led
                                   Dr. Gareth John
Housing: Alnwick Caslte and European-style Hostels
Meals: Some meals are included
Language of Instruction: English

The credits earned will transfer back to St. Cloud State University and will count as regional electives in the geography, travel and tourism, and social studies education programs.  In addition, the courses will be able to be used toward the British Studies Minor.


Live and study in a Medieval English Castle, walk along a Roman-built wall, see the landscapes that inspired the writing of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter; attend a professional football match; tour UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Edinburgh; Hadrian's Wall); visit Scottish Parliament; Welsh cultural banquet at Cardiff Castle; descend 300 feet into a working coal mine; hike waterfalls in Brecon Beacons National Park; attend a professional rugby match; walk along the beautiful Coast Path in Wales; visit Houses of Parliament (and Big Ben) and Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London; see the Crown Jewels in the tower of London, see a Shakespeare play at The Globe or a West-end show; go on the London Eye; visit Trafalgar Square
Housing will be provided by SCSU residences in Alnwick Castle and at trendy and welcoming European-style hostels while traveling.
  • Freshman status or above
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Open to all majors