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What to expect in Scotland

This land of mists and heather will capture your imagination as a study abroad destination. Surrounded by the ocean except for its southeast border with England, Scotland is rich in archaeological sites and well-preserved landmarks. Let it weave its magic around you as you saunter through stone-built villages and churches, soaking up the centuries-old atmosphere of this ancient land.

Edinburgh, the first UNESCO City of Literature, hosts the annual world-renowned Edinburgh Art Festival and the Festival Fringe which are attended by almost half a million visitors a year. Soak up the creative atmosphere of this capital city.

This second-largest country in the United Kingdom also has over 700 islands, which are renowned for having some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Catch a ferry to visit the picturesque isles of Iona and Skye, and steep yourself in their wild beauty.

Where do we operate programs in Scotland

What type of programs can you do in Scotland

STUDY ABROAD IN SCOTLAND

Our study abroad programs in Scotland take place in Edinburgh, right in the heart of Scotland.

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Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN SCOTLAND

In your spare time in Scotland, there are numerous activities and experiences to enjoy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Visit Lochs and Castles: Explore the picturesque lochs such as Loch Ness and Loch Lomond, and discover charming castles like Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle.
  • Hike in the Highlands: Embark on hiking adventures in the Scottish Highlands, exploring picturesque landscapes, serene lochs, and dramatic mountain peaks, with popular routes like the West Highland Way.
  • Enjoy Scottish Cuisine: Indulge in traditional Scottish dishes like haggis, neeps and tatties, and Scotch pies, while savoring fresh seafood like salmon and oysters.
  • Enjoy Live Music: Take in the lively music scene by attending traditional folk music performances or supporting contemporary artists.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

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Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

Scotland FAQs

Is Scotland in the UK?

Scotland is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (UK), along with England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. While Scotland has its own legal, educational, and religious institutions and limited self-governance through the Scottish Parliament, it is still part of the UK and represented in the UK Parliament.

What Language Do They Speak in Scotland?

In Scotland, the predominant language spoken is English. However, there are two notable indigenous languages: Scots, with its various dialects, is widely understood and spoken by many, while Scottish Gaelic, primarily found in the western Highlands and the Western Isles, has fewer speakers but is the focus of preservation efforts. The distinct Scottish accent in English and the diversity of its cities also mean that different communities speak numerous other languages.

What Currency Does Scotland Use?

Scotland uses the British pound sterling (often referred to as the “pound”), which is denoted by the symbol “£” or the ISO code “GBP.” While banknotes issued in Scotland might look different from those in other parts of the UK due to Scottish banks having the right to print their designs, they are still pound sterling notes and hold the same value as their counterparts in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

When is the Best Time to Travel to Scotland?

The optimal time to visit Scotland is from late spring to early autumn (May to September), offering milder weather and longer days, especially in May and June. While July and August draw the most tourists, especially with events like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it’s also the best period for wildlife spotting. However, if you prefer a picturesque countryside adorned with fall colors, autumn (October to November) in the Scottish Highlands is incredibly captivating, though the weather starts to cool.

Is it Safe to Travel to Scotland?

Scotland is generally considered a safe destination for travelers, with a relatively low violent crime rate, especially in rural regions. Significant cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow might experience occasional petty crimes like pickpocketing in tourist-heavy areas. Travelers should be cautious on narrow and winding rural roads, especially in the Highlands, and be prepared for unpredictable weather if engaging in outdoor activities.

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