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UK Partner: Intern - Celtic Blue: Scottish Business in the Arts Summer Program (Arcadia)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
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Fees and Policies Summer 2
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Intern Abroad
Area of Study:
Art, Dance, Fine Arts, Music, Music Performance, Theater
Course Language:
Minimum Language Requirement:
Housing Options:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Program Description:
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UK Partner: Intern - Celtic Blue: Scottish Business in the Arts Summer Program (Arcadia)
Edinburgh, Scotland
scottsmonumentInternships Overview
UK Education Abroad offers programs in which students can complete an internship for academic credit in another country. An internship is a professional-level learning experience in the workplace and provides an opportunity to apply learning from the classroom in a real situation. Internships abroad are available in a wide variety of career fields, however certain locations are better for some fields than others. Students embarking on an internship should have a clear idea of what they hope to learn from their experience, yet at the same time must be flexible and open-minded, as internship placement is often not determined until just before or just after arrival on-site. Students will earn academic credit for Education Abroad internships, either via transfer credit from a school of record or by enrolling in a UK experiential education course, most often EXP 396 or a departmental credit. Academic credit for this particular program is explained in detail below.
Program Overview
During this 8-week program, students will enroll in two courses, Business in the Arts (5 credits) and Internship & Research Project (3 credits: possible UK Equivalent EXP 396). The Business in the Arts course will comprise the first four weeks of the program, followed by a four week internship with promoters, venues or organizations actively involved in the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Placements are based on a student’s professional interests and academic background. This program is designed for arts and humanities students to learn about the operations of business organizations in the arts and culture sector. The coursework is not designed for business majors.

Edinburgh is lively and cosmopolitan. Considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful cities, you'll find attractive public parks intermingled with magnificent historic architecture and world-class cultural attractions. Scattered throughout the city are jutting craggy rocks on one of which sits the ancient Edinburgh castle. The rugged natural beauty and the more manicured city-center gardens combine with the urban sophistication of its clubs, pubs and restaurants to make Edinburgh a truly unforgettable city. Edinburgh is known as the Festival City because of the abundance of events, which are hosted continuously throughout the year. There is the International Arts Festival, which showcases an eclectic and even bizarre variety of dance, music, art and theater. The Fringe Festival, which runs simultaneously to the Arts Festival, draws amateur theater productions from all of Europe.

Program Highlights
  • Complete an internship for credit in your area of study or professional interest
  • Develop skills and knowledge in art business through class and internship experience
  • Explore local sites or topics of interest, such as the Scotts Monument, Holyrood Palace, or Edinburgh Castle
Academic Credit
  • 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. Students will enroll in
    • Business in the Arts I & II (5 credits)
    • Internship & Research Project (3 credits): possible UK Equivalent EXP 396*
*Alternatively, students may choose to earn departmental credit for the internship. In this case, students MUST work directly with the department to ensure the internship and number of hours meets all requirements for that credit.
  • 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.
studentsinscotlandStudent Life
Students are guaranteed housing through the University of Edinburgh on this program. Students will be housed in self-catered single rooms in shared apartments throughout the city. Accommodation includes kitchen facilities, wi-fi, and TV. Meals are not provided; however, local supermarkets will be within easy walking distance.

Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to Arcadia. 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 may offer additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for Arcadia Partner Scholarships for more information.
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 required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the UK Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.
edinburghHealth & 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
Summer 2 2016 04/01/2016 ** 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.