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UK Partner: Intern - Celtic Blue: Scottish Parliamentary Program (Arcadia)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Summer 2
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: UK applicants only
Fees and Policies Fall,
Spring,
Summer 2
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Intern Abroad
Area of Study:
Advertising, European Studies, Integrated Strategic Communication, Marketing, Political Science, Social Work
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Independent Housing, Residence Hall
Eligibility:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
3
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Program Description:

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Scottish Parliamentary Program


  • A unique opportunity to help make history by working with members of the Scottish Parliament, who are sitting to enact their own laws for the first time since 1707
  • An unparalleled practical and academic experience for students of government, law, politics, history, economics, or sociology

Our program enables you to immerse yourself in the culture, history and politics of Scotland through engaging academic courses and the opportunity to complete significant research under the direction of a member of the Scottish Parliament.

While the program is intensive, there will be time for a life beyond work but with an added plus. You will achieve a level of integration with your host country that is available to only a few while gaining valuable working experience.

Credits
Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit. Fall and spring semester: 15 credits.

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Admission Requirements
GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: October 15

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Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Academic Credit 

  • Students will earn transfer credit through Arcadia University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Arcadia.  The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school. However, the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating in this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in the application materials.  
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).

Housing and Meals

The program fee includes accommodation in the forms of independent housing and residence halls, but does not include costs for meals or meal plans. Arcadia University strives to accommodate students in a place that will support their studies and enable them to experience the local culture. For more information, please visit the following Arcadia University webpage.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs
  • For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.
Applications
  • Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to Education Abroad at UK and one to Arcadia. For the Arcadia partner application, visit the program website.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).
Passport & Visa Requirements
  • Participants holding a US passport are required to obtain a Tier 4 visa for this program. For more information please visit the United Kingdom Border Agency website. Visa applications should be submitted well in advance of the program start date.  Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain the visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in travel medical insurance via the partner provider, Arcadia.

Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended dates via Education Abroad at UK. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. There is an option to purchase the extended coverage in the application.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor, visit the EA Contact website.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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