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  • Locations: Aberdeen, Scotland; Dalkeith, Scotland; Edinburgh, Scotland; Glasgow, Scotland; Orkney, Scotland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Coordinator: Jeff DeGrave
Additional Learning Opportunities: Student Teaching Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:

Program Summary & Location


Special Education (SPED) in Scotland is a five-week faculty-led immersion program that allows undergraduate students to study and experience firsthand the Scottish special education system. The program consists of two weeks of classroom observation at a Scottish school, a two-week class taught at the University of Aberdeen by Dr. Rose GroupBattalio with guest lectures from Scottish faculty, and five-day tour of the Scottish Highlands. 

During the first two weeks, you will live with host families in the Edinburgh area, Glasgow area, Dunkeld, or the Orkney Islands during the classroom observation period of the program. Edinburgh is a historic yet modern city of 1.2 million people. It is the political capital of Scotland and home to many cultural attractions. Dunkeld is a small town 15 miles north of Perth, Scotland. The Orkney Islands is an archipelago in northern Scotland, situated 10 miles north of the coast of Caithness. 

During the next two weeks, you will reside at the University of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is a thriving city of 200,000. With excellent museums, great concert venues, and a vibrant nightlife, the city offers something for everyone. And its location--on the coast, at the confluence of two rivers, and near the Cairngorm Mountains--guarantees both spectacular scenery and incredible opportunities for those who love the outdoors. The final week of the program includes a five-day Scotland Highlands tour beginning in Edinburgh. Although the exact itinerary has not been confirmed, past tours have visited: Inverness, Isle of Skye, and Oban.


To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, and the program calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Scotland Faculty-Led

Student Life

To see more on what resources they provide and special notes on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - Scotland Faculty-Led

Housing & Meals

highlandsDuring the first two weeks of the program, you will stay with Scottish host families and all your meals are included in the program cost. Then, you will stay in student dorms at the University of Aberdeen and be responsible for your own meals. Finally, you will stay in hostels during the Highlands tour and have some meals included as part of the program. 


This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program, and each student is eligible to receive funding for only one FLIIE experience. By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate. 

Summer 2019 cost coming soon!

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? You can contact Kim Reed, Assistant to the Immersion programs, at 715-836-5940 or

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Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Please note this program will require a recommendation as a part of the UWEC application process. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.