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CISabroad European Experience: Ireland, Scotland, England, and Spain
Barcelona, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Sponsor:||Center for International Studies|
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|Art, Art History, Business, Culture, English, Film, History, Humanities, International Business, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish||
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|Apartment, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel, Residence Hall|
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|2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior||
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Spend your summer traveling throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Spain during this multi-country study abroad program. European Experience is the ideal way to boost your academic studies a full semester ahead while also exploring four beautiful, historic, and diverse European countries. This program will satisfy culture, history, architecture, and language buffs as much as the first-time traveler. You’ll study at a London university, walk bustling Scottish streets, visit Ireland’s iconic cities, and jump to Barcelona, where you’ll immerse yourself in Spanish language—all in one summer. This traveling summer study abroad program is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
- Diverse course offerings, including international studies, business, literature, history, culture, and cinema
- Large diversity of places, people, and culture—engaging for first-time and experienced travelers alike
- Spanish language courses for every level, from beginner through advanced
- Guided travel through four countries combined with independent exploration
- London location near Big Ben, Parliament, Oxford Street, the London Eye, and more
The British Isles are a group of 5,000 islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom is made up of a union of the following: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Ireland is its own sovereign nation.
English is the of?cial language of the British Isles, however several regional languages are also spoken, including: Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, and Cornish. Galway is one such city in which you may hear Irish. Many of the city signs are bilingually written in both Irish and English, and Irish language television and radio are becoming more and more common. Galway is a very walkable city of cobblestone streets, where it's easy to find a traditional pub and listen to live Irish folk music.
Dublin, as the capital of Ireland, boasts a more international and bustling atmosphere than Galway. Even still, Dublin often feels like a small town with a big heart. The city is also becoming a cultural center of Europe, and economic prosperity has attracted people from across the globe. Young people have flocked to the city, and half of the population of “Dubs” is under 30 years old. Despite the city's newfound multiculturalism, you'll still find the quintessential Irish experience you're seeking.
Edinburgh is a quirky mix of historic meets modern. Life is booming here in Scotland, which means you'll walk along cobblestone streets and gaze upon cutting-edge, modern architecture. You'll step into a wifi hotspot with the Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. The city is also making waves for its commitment to "green" and sustainable practices. You'll never be far from Edinburgh's expansive parks and craggy cliffs, where you can take in amazing views, have a picnic, or just relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Centrally located in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, Edinburgh is easily accessible, with air, train, and bus travel close at hand.
A hotspot for art, fashion, film, history, music, theater, and nightlife, London is an experience in itself. Explore the many diverse markets across the city, including the punk-rock-inspired Camden market and colorful Portobello Road. Visit the Globe Theatre to see some of Shakespeare’s most famous works performed live. Many of London’s museums are free and house some of the most renowned works of art and artifacts. Cruise down the River Thames or find a rooftop with a sweeping view of the spectacular city below. As the saying goes, coined by famous author Samuel Johnson, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”
It’s no wonder that Barcelona is one of the top tourist and study abroad destinations in the world. This incredible location on the shores of the Mediterranean has a delightfully mild climate year-round. Plus, Barcelona is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities to live in! The second-largest city in Spain has two official languages, Castilian Spanish and Catalan. It’s the perfect place to challenge yourself and practice your own Spanish skills, while also learning more about the unique Catalan history and culture.
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