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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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Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from 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 University. 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 UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to Arcaida. For the Arcadia application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (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 UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
  • Arcadia offers additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for Arcadia Scholarships for more information. 
  • UK Students qualify for an additional 'Celtic Blue' program fee reduction of up to $1000. Application to the program automatically qualifies students for this reduction.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on programs lasting 6 months or less. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of United Kingdom Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa. 
  • U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into Scotland for programs longer than 6 months. Please consult the United Kingdom Embassy or your Education Abroad Advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014 ** Rolling Admission 01/04/2015 04/25/2015
Fall 2015 04/01/2015 ** 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.