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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led ICA GPA minimum: 2.0
Class Standing: 1.Freshman, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Pre-Course: Yes
Program Description:
Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Edinburgh, Scotland
When Offered: July 22 – August 12, 2018
Faculty Leaders: Professors Amanda Thom Woodson ( and Michael Curry (

Program Overview

We will stay in Edinburgh, Scotland for a three week period where we will share meals, experience independent living, and engage extensively with various artistic experiences. During the first week of the course we will work intensively with Scottish artists in dance, theatre, and creative writing. With the artists we will workshop daily, build a performance piece that we will flashmob while in Edinburgh. The second week the focus will be on cultural and historic investigations of the city of Edinburgh.  We will learn Scottish Country dancing in order to participate in a traditional ceilidh with Scottish bagpipes and band music played live in the courtyard of Linlithgow Palace as well as participate in various historical and cultural tours designed to familiarize you with the city and its history.   The final week of the course brings a change of pace and we will become audience members for the many artistic and literary events that are available as part of the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival with over 3,000 shows to choose from on a daily basis in addition to attending the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Download this ICA program flyer and estimated program cost here: Scotland ICA Informational flyer 2018.pdf
Download the information session flyer for this program here: 2018 ICA Scotland-Info Session Flyer.pdf


Eligibility and Prerequisites for DAN 272Y/THE 272Y:

Minimum GPA for all applicants: 2.0 GPA
This program is focused on dance, music, theatre, and creative writing experiences allowing us to customize your experience while allowing all to engage in Scottish customs and history.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required. The three week trip plus the seven week preparatory course are offered for a total of 4.5 credits.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines:

November 6, 2017: Online application & $50 application fee due 
December 1, 2017: $500 non-refundable deposit is due
February 16, 2018: Final payment and ICA health forms due

Program Costs:

The tentative cost of the program is between $4,995 (includes international airfare estimated at $1,500 per person) which includes local travel, all accommodations, all meals,  workshops and experiences, required performance attendance, cultural and historic tours, and emergency assistance insurance.  Students will have to pay their travel costs to and from Edinburgh (airfare and airport to halls ground transportation).  

Financial Aid:

All students are eligible to apply for an OIS ICA scholarship, which is also due November 6, 2017. The scholarship can be found online at If you are a Pell Grant recipient and US citizen studying abroad in one country for at least 3 weeks (21 days), you are eligible to apply for the Gilman scholarship where you can be awarded up to $3,000 in aid for your study abroad. Please contact Jennifer White at OIS during her walk-in office hours (Mon.-Thu. 2:30-4pm) in order for her to help you submit the best possible application by the October 3, 2017 deadline for early summer 2018 notification or by March 6, 2018 for regular summer notification. 

Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program.
Estimated Passport Processing Time:
Routine Service: approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
Expedited Service: approximately 2-3 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
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This program is currently not accepting applications.