The University of Stirling
History & Description
To view the University of Stirling's complete history, go to this link: http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/our-history/.
To find the most recent statistics and accolades of the University of Stirling, go to this link: http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures/
Stirling captures the imagination of all who visit it. The hustle and bustle on the streets and footpaths during the day give way to an almost fairy tale-like idyll at dusk. Replete with winding cobblestone streets, the old town clings to the surrounding slopes with Stirling Castle dominant in the background. It is a city with roots deep enough to maintain its historical relevance while allowing the modern conveniences of today to not interfere with its ambience. To all who visit this city, Stirling remains in their hearts and imaginations forever.
About The Program
Academics & Internship
Students will take 6 credits prior to their internship at a local business or non-profit organization (3 credits).
Examples of internships may include:
Superglass, a leading maker of insulation in Europe
Basketball Scotland, the governing body for basketball in Scotland
Innerpeffray Library, the oldest public library in Scotland
Destination Loch Lomond, a graphic communication project promoting tourism near the beautiful Loch Lomond area
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum
Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau
Scottish Youth Hostel Association
The Write People for Design
Students will enroll in both Blocks 1 and 2:
During Block 1, students will study two ISS modules and receive the equivalent of six US credits. More information about courses can be found here: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/international-summer-school/modules/
During Block 2, students will carry out an internship at a local business or non-profit organization and receive the equivalent of three US credits
Orientation & Airport Pick-Up
The Orientation Program provided by Stirling will help you settle in as quickly as possible. The initial Welcome Program is held on the Sunday afternoon before the semester starts. We strongly recommend you plan to arrive in Scotland the day before orientation begins. Students who have completed all enrollment requirements will receive their student ID cards at this time as well.
If you arrive the weekend before the semester starts, an airport pickup service can be booked from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Details can be found at: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/international-summer-school/whats-included/
Accommodation is located on the University's Stirling campus. Each student will have a private en-suite bedroom in a shared flat (apartment) in one of the University's newest buildings, Juniper Court. Each flat is shared only with other ISS students and will include communal living areas such as kitchens and living rooms. All accommodation is self-catered and fully furnished, including bed linen, kitchenware and 24 hour University of Stirling staff support. Details can be found at: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/international-summer-school/whats-included/
Students will need to obtain a visa for this program. A UKBA Tier 4 visa is necessary in order to take part in the ISS internship (ISS9IN). Please note an additional fee for a Tier 4 visa will apply.
Students who choose to participate in this summer program can expect to pay approximately $6,000 for tuition, room & board. Students should expect to pay out of pocket for airfare, food, visa, and in-country expenses.
Current BW Status
You must be a current BW student and have completed at least one semester of on-campus study at BW before you may submit an application.
Your cumulative grade point average has to be 3.0 or above.
Student Conduct Record
Serious or multiple violations of college policy may jeopardize your eligibility for Explorations/Study Abroad programs. You will not be eligible for a program if you have been found in violation of any of the following policies within the past 12 months: alcohol, drugs, assault (any type), harassment, stalking, vandalism, theft and more (this list is not all-inclusive).
Your account must be paid in full, or at least, making current payments to the University for the current term.
All BW students are required to have international health insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance. More information regarding insurance coverage will be provided once you begin an online application or contact Explorations for more details.